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  Presidium of the Supreme Soviet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR consisted of a chairman, his 15 deputies (one from each republic of the Soviet Union), a secretary, and 20 members.
The Presidium was accountable to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for all its activities.
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR
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 President of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
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 Wikinfo | Leonid Brezhnev
He was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, and was twice Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (head of state), from 1960 to 1964 and from 1977 to 1982.
Brezhnev's assertion that the Soviet Union had the right to interfere in the internal affairs of its satellites to "safeguard socialism" became known as the Brezhnev Doctrine, although it was really a restatement of existing Soviet policy, as Khrushchev had shown in Hungary in 1956.
The Soviet Union extended its diplomatic and political influence in the Middle East and Africa, and through its proxy Cuba successfully intervened militarily in the 1975 civil war in Angola and the 1977-78 Ethiopia-Somalia War.
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 Leonid Brezhnev, 1906-1982
A Soviet statesman and Communist Party official, Brezhnev was, in effect, the leader of the Soviet Union for 18 years.
Soviet agriculture, consumer-goods industries, and health-care services declined throughout the 1970s and early '80s as a consequence, resulting in shortages and declining standards of living.
After his death, he was criticized for a gradual slide in living standards, the spread of corruption and cronyism within the Soviet bureaucracy, and the generally stagnant and dispiriting character of Soviet life in the late 1970s and early '80s.
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 Search Results for "Presidium"
Presidium An executive committee of the Supreme Soviet headed by the president....
He served as the chairman of the Presidium (now the Politburo) and secretary of the Communist Party before becoming president of the USSR in 1977....
1 Sept. 28 Dubcek was ousted from the presidium of the Central Committee and forced to resign as chairman of the...
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - MSN Encarta
Aleksey Kosygin, a longtime industrial administrator, became chairman of the Council of Ministers, or premier, while Podgorny was appointed chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
Soviet military and political relations with its satellite states in Eastern Europe were mainly bilateral until the mid-1950s.
In August 1961 the Soviet Union and the East German government built the infamous Berlin Wall, which prevented East Germans from freely emigrating to the West.
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 Archontology.org: History of BREZHNEV, Leonid Ilich: presidents, kings, prime ministers, biography, database
Председатель Президиума Верховного Совета СССР (Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR)
His efforts to sovietize the Romanian population of Moldavia earned him promotion in Moscow and Brezhnev was made a member of the party Central Committee (1952-1982), candidate member of its Presidium (16 Oct 1952 - 5 Mar 1953) and a secretary of the Central Committee (16 Oct 1952 - 5 Mar 1953).
He forced to resign chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet Nikolay Podgorny and was elected to that post himself on 16 Jun 1977.
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 Leonid Brezhnev
As both head of the Communist Party since 1964 and Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1977 until his death in 1982, Leonid Brezhnev ruled the Soviet Union longer than any previous leader except Stalin.
The Soviet Union, under his leadership, improved the standards of living by raising urban salaries by around 75%, doubling rural wages, building millions of one-family apartments, and manufacturing large quantities of consumer goods and home appliances.
In 1988, the new Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev officially abandoned the doctrine and replaced it with the Sinatra Doctrine in which each nation was allowed to develop in their own way.
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 Russia - The Brezhnev Era
The corollary to this stability was the aging of Soviet leaders; the average age of Politburo members rose from fifty-five in 1966 to sixty-eight in 1982.
The Soviet leadership (or the "gerontocracy," as it was referred to in the West) became increasingly conservative and ossified.
Soviet suppression of the reform movement reduced blatant gestures of defiance on the part of Romania and served as a threatening example to the Polish Solidarity trade union movement in 1980.
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 Russian SFSR - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was made into a part of the Soviet Union in 1922, an act later formalised by the 1924 Soviet Constitution.
The country was run by the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian SFSR (most recent title).
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the RSFSR rejected a socialist system and went through reforms.
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 FRUS, 1958-60, Vol. X, Part 1: 10 - Soviet Union
USSR--Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Klimenti Voroshilov
M.P. Georgadze, Secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
Chairman Voroshilov recalled the fact that the United States and the USSR were friends during the war and stated that there is no reason for them to fight, particularly in view of the fact that, in historical perspective, only seconds have passed since the time of great friendship between the two countries.
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 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: The Brezhnev Era
In 1966 the position of first secretary of the CPSU again was called general secretary (as it had been until 1952), and the presidium of the supreme soviet reverted to the name politburo (short for political bureau).
In 1968, Soviet relations with the Communist nations of Eastern Europe reached a critical stage when Soviet troops (and forces of some of the other Warsaw Treaty Organization members) invaded (Aug. 21) Czechoslovakia in a successful effort to curb the trend toward liberalization there (and indirectly to reduce Czechoslovakia's increasing contact with Western European nations).
A major objective of Soviet foreign policy in the early 1970s was to gain official recognition of the post–World War II settlement in Europe.
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 1936 Constitution of the USSR, Part II
The Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. at a joint sitting of both Chambers elects the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. consisting of a President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R., sixteen Vice-Presidents, a Secretary of the Presidium and twenty-four members of the Presidium.
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. is accountable to the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R. for all its activities.
The Supreme Soviet of a Union Republic elects the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic, consisting of a Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic, Vice-Chairmen, a Secretary of the Presidium and members of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Union Republic.
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 History Channel Search Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1954 the new Soviet leader, Nikita S. Khrushchev, sent him as party chief to the Kazakh SSR to supervise an experimental program to cultivate arid virgin lands.
In May 1960 he was elected chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, a post equivalent to chief of state.
Despite hostile U.S. reaction to the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (1979) and U.S. reluctance to ratify SALT II, Brezhnev continued to affirm his belief in détente.
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 Soviet Union (former) Chairman - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
The office of chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet before 1989 was little more than a ceremonial and diplomatic convenience.
The 1988 amendments and additions to the Constitution retained the post of first deputy chairman in recognition of its usefulness in relieving the legislative burden on the person occupying the positions of general secretary of the party and chairman of the Supreme Soviet.
By designating a formal chairman of the Supreme Soviet, the Constitution changed the status of the head of state from a collective Presidium to a single chairman.
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 TFR13 Russians Claiming US Citizenship Ostankino's Black Box MVD
OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE SUPREME SOVIET OF THE USSR
of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR - A. Gorkin
On the basis of a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet USSR, GUM MVD USSR recognized Koretskaya as a Soviet citizen.
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 sociology - Leonid Brezhnev   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Brezhnev worked to evacuate Dnepropetrovsk's industries to the east of the Soviet Union before the city fell to the Germans on August 26, and then was assigned as a political commissar (Russian politruk).
Stalin died in March 1953, and in the reorganisation that followed the Presidium was abolished and a smaller Politburo reconstituted.
In 1959 Brezhnev became Second Secretary of the Central Committee and in May 1960 was promoted to the post of President of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, making him nominal head of state.
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 AllRefer.com - Soviet Union [USSR] - Higher State and Government Organizations - The Congress of People's Deputies and ...
The role of the Supreme Soviet in formulating and overseeing the execution of foreign policy was theoretically strengthened by providing for lengthy (six- to eight-month) yearly sittings of the Supreme Soviet.
This latter provision was added to the list of duties of the Supreme Soviet, as explained by Gorbachev and other leaders, because of the closed nature of the decision process that led to committing troops to the invasion of Afghanistan.
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet was assigned responsibility for minor diplomatic functions and declaring war in periods when the Supreme Soviet was not in session.
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 Soviet Leader's Temperaments   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Chairman of KGB 1967-82, General Secretary of the CPSU 1982-84, Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet (Head of State), 1973-84 Member of the Politiburo.
General Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the Presidium of USSR Supreme Soviet (Head of State) 1984-5, full member of the Politiburo 1978-85.
USSR Foreign Minister 1957-85, Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet (Head of State) 1985-88.
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 Brezhnev - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In 1952 he was rewarded for his service to the party by his election as a candidate, or nonvoting, member of the party’s newly expanded Presidium (formerly Politburo), the Soviet Union’s highest decision-making body.
During the succession struggle that followed the death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in 1953, the Presidium was reduced in size from 35 to 14 members.
From 1960 to July 1964 he served as chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, the largely ceremonial position of head of state.
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 Champions of the Earth - UNEP
From October 1988, M.G. was a chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
From May 1989, till March 1990 M.G. was a chairman of the USSR Supreme Soviet.
The organizing committee chairman noted that a 11 the necessary documents would be delivered to the Central Electoral Commission at the end of the month.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia – Free Online Encyclopedia for Reference, Research, Facts
In 1957, as protégé of Nikita Khrushchev, he became a member of the presidium (later politburo) of the central committee.
He was (1960-64) chairman of the presidium of the Supreme Soviet, or titular head of state.
In 1968, in support of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, he enunciated the "Brezhnev doctrine," asserting that the USSR could intervene in the domestic affairs of any Soviet bloc nation if Communist rule were threatened.
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 Wikinfo | Konstantin Chernenko
Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (Константи́н Усти́нович Черне́нко) (September 24, 1911 - March 10, 1985) was a Soviet politician and General Secretary of the CPSU who led the Soviet Union from February 13, 1984 until his death in 1985.
Chernenko was also Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from April 11, 1984, until his death.
After the death of a Soviet leader, it was customary for his successor to open and review the objects contained in his personal safe.
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 Engology.com, Engineer Leonid Brezehnev,Former President of Russia,Bio
He was removed from the Secretariat and assigned to lesser posts, first in the Ministry of Defense and later in the Central Committee of the Kazakh S.S.R. But because he proved to be such a successful administrator, he was recalled to Moscow in 1956 to serve again in the Secretariat.
Instead, according to the informal arrangement that had followed Khrushchev's removal, he became the first among equals and shared power with the chairman of the Council of Ministers and the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet.
Although countries such as Poland, which nearly broke free of Soviet control in 1981, were still no match for the might of Soviet armies, their mounting unrest foreshadowed the crumbling of the Communist Soviet Union in later years.
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 The President of the Republic of Estonia: ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of the Republic of Estonia
In 1983 he was elected Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR.
In March 1990, the people of Estonia elected Arnold Rüütel to the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia and thereafter, in the council's first session, he was elected Chairman of the Supreme Council.
Arnold Rüütel was the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Estonia until October 1992.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Leonid Brezhnev
After Stalin's death, Brezhnev correctly tied his fortunes to Nikita Khrushchev, helping the new Soviet premier pursue his "Virgin Lands" agricultural campaign in Kazakstan (where Brezhnev was serving as first secretary of the Communist Party), and in supporting Khrushchev during an aborted attempt to remove him from power.
Named chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in 1960, he resigned in 1964 to become Khrushchev's direct assistant as second secretary of the Central Committee.
The Soviet decision in 1968 to invade Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring was an early indicator of Brezhnev's world view.
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