Pronunciation: (brezh'nef; Russ. brye'zhnyif), [key]
Le•o•nid Il•yich Pronunciation: (lā'u-nid il'yich; Russ. lyi-u-nyēt' ē-lyēch'), [key] 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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