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Brezhnev

[brezh-nef; Russian brye-zhnyif] /ˈbrɛʒ nɛf; Russian ˈbryɛ ʒnyɪf/
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Leonid Ilyich
[ley-uh-nid il-yich;; Russian lyi-uh-nyeet ee-lyeech] /ˈleɪ ə nɪd ˈɪl yɪtʃ;; Russian lyɪ ʌˈnyit iˈlyitʃ/ (Show IPA),
1906–82, Russian political leader: first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party 1964–66; general secretary 1966–82; president of the Soviet Union 1960–64, 1977–82.
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Brezhnev

/ˈbrɛʒnɛf; Russian ˈbrjɛʒnɪf/
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Leonid Ilyich (lɪaˈnit ˈilitʃ). 1906–82, Soviet statesman; president of the Soviet Union (1977–82); general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1964–82)
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