|Brezhnev in 1967|
|General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ((As First Secretary from 1964 to 1966))|
14 October 1964 – 10 November 1982
|President||Anastas Mikoyan (until 1965)
Nikolai Podgorny (until 1977)
|Premier||Alexei Kosygin (until 1980)
|Preceded by||Nikita Khrushchev|
|Succeeded by||Yuri Andropov|
Leonid Brezhnev was a leader of the Soviet Union. Born in 1906, Brezhnev was dictator of the Soviet Union from 1964 until his death in 1982. During the Second World War in Russia, Brezhnev acted as a spy, instead he spied on his own countrymen for political reasons.
Unlike Nikita Khrushchev, the leader of the Soviet Union before him, Brezhnev did not agree with the process of destalinization, and did not support reform. Under Brezhnev, the Soviet economy almost completely consisted of military spending. Because all of the country's resources were going to the military, just like under Joseph Stalin consumer wants were ignored. The standard of living began to fall.
Brezhnev died of a heart attack on November 10, 1982.
|General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party