[ brezh-nef; Russian brye-zhnyif ]
/ ˈbrɛʒ nɛf; Russian ˈbryɛ ʒnyɪf /
Le·o·nid Il·yich [ley-uh-nid il-yich; Russian lyi-uh-nyeet ee-lyeech] /ˈleɪ ə nɪd ˈɪl yɪtʃ; Russian lyɪ ʌˈnyit iˈlyitʃ/, 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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British Dictionary definitions for leonid brezhnev
/ (ˈbrɛʒnɛf, Russian ˈbrjɛʒnɪf) /
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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