Leonid Brezhnev

1906 - 1982

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Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (19 December 1906 – 10 November 1982) was a Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union as General Secretary of the governing Communist Party (1964–1982) and as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1960–1964, 1977–1982). His 18-year term as general secretary was second only to Joseph Stalin's in duration. While Brezhnev's rule was characterised by political stability and significant foreign policy successes, it was also marked by corruption, inefficiency, economic stagnation, and rapidly growing technological gaps with the West. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Brezhnev has received more than 6,215,729 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 98 in 2019). Leonid Brezhnev is the 97th most popular politician, the 3rd most popular biography from Ukraine and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Leonid Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982. He is most famous for his rule as a Soviet leader, and for his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Among politicians, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 97 out of 15,710Before him are Darius the Great, Ahmed I, Boris Yeltsin, Philip II of Spain, Philip II of Macedon, and Giuseppe Garibaldi. After him are Murad IV, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, Ivar the Boneless, Cleopatra, Herod the Great, and Muammar Gaddafi.

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Among people born in 1906, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 1After him are Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt, Puyi, Dmitri Shostakovich, Samuel Beckett, Aristotle Onassis, Grace Hopper, Luchino Visconti, Kurt Gödel, Henri Charrière, and Victor Vasarely. Among people deceased in 1982, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 2Before him is Huang Xianfan. After him are Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Bergman, Carl Orff, Henry Fonda, Grace Kelly, Anna Freud, Roman Jakobson, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Philip K. Dick.

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Among people born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3 out of 913Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879) and Hurrem Sultan (1502). After him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Golda Meir (1898), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), and Helena Blavatsky (1831).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Leonid Brezhnev ranks 3Before him are Leon Trotsky (1879) and Hurrem Sultan (1502). After him are Golda Meir (1898), John III Sobieski (1629), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Stanisław Leszczyński (1677), Stepan Bandera (1909), Grigory Zinoviev (1883), and Andrei Zhdanov (1896).