Meaning of Brezhnev, Leonid in English:

Brezhnev, Leonid

Pronunciation /ˈbrɛʒnɛf/

proper noun

  • (1906–82), Soviet statesman, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1966–82 and president 1977–82; full name Leonid Ilich Brezhnev. His period in power was marked by intensified persecution of dissidents at home and by attempted detente followed by renewed Cold War in 1968; he was largely responsible for the invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968).