Leonid Brezhnev

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Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 10, 1982 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
19, 1906
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Nov 10, 1982 (75)

About

Leader of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, an era which has come to be known as the Era of Stagnation. He is best remembered for invading Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring in 1968.

Before Fame

He learned land management and spent time as a land surveyor.

Trivia

He had a collection of foreign cars that he enjoyed driving around the capital, breaking all traffic laws.

Family Life

He married Viktoria Brezhneva in 1928; the couple had two children together.

Associated With

Nikita Khrushchev preceded him as the head of state of the Soviet Union.