Leonid Brezhnev Life Story

Leonid Brezhnev 
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev; December 19 [KJ: December 6] 1906-10 November 1982) was the Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union who came to office in 1964 until his death in 1982. Term of office for eighteen years as secretary-general made ​​the second longest-led Soviet Union after Josef Stalin.
At the time of Brezhnev leadership, global influence of the Soviet Union increased sharply, mainly due to the expansion of Soviet military at the time. However, his position as a leader is often criticized as the beginning of the period of economic stagnation to ignore thorny economic problems that eventually lead to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.
Brezhnev also had twice served as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Soviet Union, each of the years 1960-1964 and 1977-1982. The second period was adopting the same position having served as secretary-general

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