A Soviet political leader of the twentieth century. He seized the leadership of the Soviet Communist party from Nikita Khrushchev in 1964. Brezhnev eventually became the head of government of the Soviet Union and served until his death in 1982. Brezhnev had the Soviet army invade Afghanistan in 1979 to keep a government friendly to the Soviets in power. He also sent soldiers into Czechoslovakia in 1968 to depose a government he considered unacceptable. He reached agreements with the United States on reducing the two nations' stock of nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union under Brezhnev was marked by a stagnating economy and widespread corruption.
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Leonid, the owner of the hotel, whom we had met in the restaurant the night before, was fuming.For Ukrainians on Holiday, the Carpathians Are the New Crimea|Vijai Maheshwari|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were, for example, a lot of jokes about Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Chernenko, and Andropov.Inside ‘Leviathan’: Russian Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Award-Winning Anti-Putin Cannes Film|Richard Porton|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She also squared off against then-President Leonid Kuchma, who fired her and supposedly did his best to destroy her fortune.
Nobody remembers who presided over the 2008 Games in Beijing and only a few might recall Brezhnev in Moscow.Putin’s Sochi and Hitler’s Berlin: The Love Affair Between Dictators and the Olympic Games.|Garry Kasparov|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Tkachev who introduced Akhmed to Leonid Tyagachev, president of the Olympics Committee.
The Leonid system of meteorites did not always move in a closed orbit round our sun.The Astronomy of the Bible|E. Walter Maunder
Leonid Andreyevitch had only fifteen thousand roubles, and Deriganov offered thirty thousand on top of the mortgage to begin with.Plays by Chekhov, Second Series|Anton Chekhov
Leonid Shvernik was even given a promotion on the strength of his so ably cracking the American market.
By this time Paul was familiar with the security measures taken by Leonid Shvernik and the others.
At his side sat Leonid Plekhanov and behind them the other six members of their team.Adaptation|Dallas McCord Reynolds