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The General Secretary: the Brezhnev Years

on BBC Radio 4 FM

1/2. For 18 years Leonid llyich Brezhnev was one of the two most powerful men on earth, his bushy eyebrows and stern appearance known to millions around the globe.
Yet history seems to have passed him by. Miles Kington reassesses the life of this ardent communist, who liked low-budget cowboy films, fast cars, watches and women.
Could it be that he, and not his successors, caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall? Producer Neil George


Miles Kington
Neil George

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