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  Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev nåede op til Sovjetunionens øverste magtsfærer allerede i 1952, da han blev medlem af såvel Centralkomiteen som partiets Politbureau.
Som nybagt maskiningeniør søgte han i sommeren 1931 om medlemskab i kommunistpartiet i den ukrainske Sovjetrepublik.
Da blev Brezhnev igen hentet frem fra glemslen og placeret i partiledernes første række.
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 Leonid Brezhnev, 1906-1982
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev, was born at Kamenskoye, Ukraine.
When Stalin died (March 1953), Brezhnev lost his posts on the Central Committee and in the Politburo and had to accept the position of deputy head of the political department of the Ministry of Defense with the rank of lieutenant general.
Brezhnev was soon promoted to first secretary of the Kazakstan Communist Party (1955), and in 1956 he was reelected to his posts on the CPSU Central Committee and in the Politburo.
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  Leonid Brezhnev - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brezhnev belonged to the first generation of Soviet Communists who had no adult memories of Russia before the revolution, and who were too young to have participated in the leadership struggles in the Communist Party which followed Lenin's death in 1924.
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.
In May, Brezhnev visited West Germany, and, in June, he made a state visit to the U.S. The high point of the Brezhnev "detente" era was the signing of the Helsinki Final Act in 1975, which recognised the postwar frontiers in eastern and central Europe and, in effect, legitimised Soviet hegemony over the region.
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 Brezhnev - MSN Encarta
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev was born in Kamenskoye (present-day Dniprodzerzhyns’k, Ukraine) in the southwestern territory of the Russian Empire.
Brezhnev lost his candidate membership and was appointed deputy head of the political arm of the armed forces.
In 1964 Brezhnev was a key actor in the ouster of his former mentor, Khrushchev, who was accused by his party colleagues of sponsoring a variety of poorly planned and unsuccessful projects.
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 sociology - Leonid Brezhnev
Brezhnev belonged to the first generation of Soviet Communists who had no adult memories of Russia before the revolution, and who were too young to have participated in the leadership struggles in the Communist Party which followed Lenin's death in 1924.
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.
Brezhnev's final and fatal legacy to his successors was the December 1979 decision to intervene in Afghanistan, where an unpopular Communist regime was struggling to hold power.
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 CNN Cold War - Profile: Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, leader of one of the two most powerful nations in the world, was born to Russian parents in the Ukrainian mining town of Kamensk in 1906.
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.
Brezhnev himself was one of the primary beneficiaries of Khrushchev's ouster.
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 Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Brezhnev, the son of a steelworker, was born in Kamenskoye, in the Soviet Union in 1906.
In 1964 Khrushchev was ousted and Brezhnev was able to return to the Politburo.
Brezhnev had come to power in October 1964, as a result of a compromise between the groups which ousted Khrushchev.
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 CNN Cold War - Historical Documents: Brezhnev-Kissinger talks
Leonid Brezhnev: Unless we put a stop to this kind of talk in the United States, people will become accustomed to this need, that is, the need to talk to the Soviet Union from a position of strength.
Leonid Brezhnev: Or Holland or Belgium, or the GDR or the FRG.
Leonid Brezhnev: So then, after this, we could have a second paragraph couched in the most categorical terms, which would say roughly that the two sides undertake that their delegations will continue their work to convert the provisional agreement into a permanent one.
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 Leonid Brezhnev Biography
Leonid Brezhnev held a number of important government posts in the former Soviet Union, and was the best known of a three-man committee that held power there from 1964 until his death in 1982.
Leonid Ilich Brezhnev was born on December 12, 1906, in Kamenskoye (now Dneprodzerzhinsk), an industrial town in the Ukraine.
Brezhnev 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 republic.
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 Leonid Brezhnev
Leonid Ilych Brezhnev (December 19, 1906 - November 10, 1982) was a Soviet politician and First/General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, who was born in Kamenskoye (now Dneprodzerzhinsk) in the Ukraine.
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.
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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 Lenoid Brezhnev - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Leonid Brezhnev seems to retain no memories of events after he returns to "normal", on one occasion seemingly apologising to Nikita Khrushchev for having caused a problem.
Leonid Brezhnev had been unable to get any vodka all day, and Boris Yeltsin had found his secret stash at the foot of Lenin's statue.
Leniod Brezhnev returned when Leonid Brezhnev and Boris Yeltsin visited a conference of the Soviet of Comedians, and Leonid Brezhnev transforms after being informed that there was no alcohol in the coffee he had been drinking for the past hour.
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 RUSNET.NL :: Encyclopedia :: B :: Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich
Leonid Brezhnev joined the Communist Party in 1931 and rose steadily in its hierarchy.
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.
Under Mikhail Gorbachev, Brezhnev's regime was criticised for its corruption and failed economic policies.
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 Leonid Brezhnev Trivia - Leonid Brezhnev Facts - Leonid Brezhnev Notes
On January 22, 1969, Brezhnev was the victim of an assassination attempt by a disgruntled Soviet Army officer.
One Brezhnev joke that was widely circulated in the Soviet Union went as follows: A stamp was issued with Brezhnev's picture on it but it was not showing up on postage documents.
Brezhnev was the son of a steel worker.
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 EefyWiki - Leonid Brezhnev
Brezhnev focused on the external components (military and foreign affairs) of the Soviet Union and put other people (such as Aleksey Kosygin, Nikolay Podgorny, and later Mikhail Gorbechev) in charge of the internal issues and relations with noncommunist states.
Brezhnev spent a lot of money on military, foreign relations, and aerospace technology, but, essentially, it was at the expense of the economy.
During Brezhnev’s reign, the Soviet Union made some technological advances, however perhaps not to the extent of the U.S. As far as foreign relations, Brezhnev developed his concept known as the Brezhnev Doctrine which basically states that the Soviet Union can use force anywhere there is a threat to socialism.
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 Leonid Brezhnev Summary
Leonid Brezhnev was born on Dec. 12, 1906, in Kamenskoe (now Dneprodzerzhinsk), a metallurgical center in the Ukraine.
In July Brezhnev publicly criticized the Czech leadership as "revisionist" and "anti-Soviet," and in August he orchestrated the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the removal of the Dubček leadership.
Unlike the cult of Stalin, however, the Brezhnev cult was widely seen as hollow and cynical, and in the absence of the purge could command neither respect nor fear, resulting in a lack of reception and apathy.
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 Leonid Brezhnev
Brezhnev was born on Dec 19, 1906, in Kamenskoye, Ukraine.
He was the author of the "Brezhnev Doctrine," which stated that a threat to the cause of socialism in one communist country was a threat to all communist countries.
During Brezhnev's leadership, Soviet expansion was also seen in the buildup of military might at the expense of domestic prosperity and in the invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, again to maintain a communist government.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 10 | 1982: Brezhnev rumours sweep Moscow
Mr Brezhnev was last seen in public on Sunday at the traditional Red Square parade in Moscow to mark the anniversary of the 1917 revolution.
Leonid Brezhnev ousted Russia's former leader, Nikita Khrushchev, in a coup in 1964.
Leonid Brezhnev was succeeded by another Communist hardliner, Yuri Andropov, the former head of the secret police.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leonid Brezhnev (1906-82) was the statesman who seized the leadership of the Soviet Communist Party from Nikita Khrushchev in 1964, and remained the USSR's head of state until his death.
Brezhnev persecuted religious and political dissidents in the Soviet Union, but reached various agreements with the USA on reducing the two nations' stocks of nuclear weapons.
Brezhnev is remembered for his craggy face and bushy eyebrows, and his apparent senility towards the end of his presidency.
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All of the leadership are responsible for this farce - Malinovskiy, Smirnov, Ustinov, Brezhnev.
Brezhnev was no there - he was on his way to Baikonur to observe the Tyulpan ICBM exercise.
Brezhnev has declared that his primary interest is in earth orbital space stations.
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 Leonid Brezhnev   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (December 19, 1906 — November 10, 1982) was effective ruler of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, though at first in partnership with others.
In 1935—1936 Brezhnev was drafted for obligatory army service, and after taking courses at a tank school he served as a political commissar in a tank company.
In July Brezhnev publicly criticised the Czech leadership as “revisionist” and “anti-Soviet,” and in August he orchestrated the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and the removal the Dubcek leadership.
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 Leonid Brezhnev - Simple English Wikipedia
Leonid Brezhnev was a leader of the Soviet Union.
Born in 1906, Brezhnev was dictator of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982.
During the Second World War in Russia, Brezhnev acted as a spy, instead he spied on his own countrymen for political reasons.
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 netcyclo: Brezhnev, Leonid   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brezhnev was a Communist Party official who led the Soviet Union for 18 years.
As party head, Brezhnev developed a policy known in the West as the Brezhnev Doctrine, one which asserted the Soviet right to intervene in cases where "the essential common interests of other socialist countries are threatened by one of their number." Use of this justified the joint Soviet Union-Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968).
In 1981 the Brezhnev Doctrine was again put to use—in Poland—when the Soviet government helped to mastermind the ultimately failed suppression of Poland's Solidarity union.
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 Summary Report and Transcript of Telephone Conversation between Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Dubcek, August 9, 1968
Brezhnev: /.../ We understand perfectly well that it is the rightists who are doing such things, but communists and the people do not understand and have different attitudes toward the actions of the leadership as a whole.
Brezhnev: In analysing what is happening in your country now and in view of all the information we have at our disposal, we have come to the conclusion that the rightists, and you know the people I'm referring to, once again are waging organized, subversive work against the decisions we adopted in Čierna nad Tisou.
Brezhnev: Alexander Stepanovich, I realize that you're very busy but I ask you personally to see how matters are going on these questions so that the comrades working on them don't drag out the decisions over a very long time.
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Leonid Ilich Brezhnev was born 1996 in southwestern part of the Soviet Union.
Brezhnev was a political comissar during World War II and started climbing up the ranks, becoming deputy major.
Brezhnev was potically active as member of the Communist Parties throughout the Soviet Union.
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 Leonid Brezhnev Biography
Leonid Brezhnev was born on December 19, 1906 in Kamenskoye, Ukraine.
Brezhnev served as the Communist Party Chief in Moldavia from 1950-53, and Kazakhstan from 1954-56.
During the leadership of Leonid Brezhnev the Soviet Union became the world's largest producer of oil and steel.
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