In his highly opinionated account of Soviet leaders, Volkogonov casts Brezhnev
as a mediocrity, maintaining that the diaries offer evidence of the "pathetically low intellectual level of ...
He told Brezhnev
: "We must recognize we head the two most powerful nations and, while we will in negotiations have some differences, it is essential those two nations, where possible, work together.
However, the car was involved in a crash and is now a prized exhibit at the Riga Motor Museum in Latvia, together with a wax model of Brezhnev
at the wheel.
Hanson's interpretation of Brezhnev
's concept of "developed socialism" is not particularly successful, since the author accepts the usual interpretation that with that concept Brezhnev
was simply imposing orthodoxy in the defense of the Stalinist socioeconomic institutions, though the more perceptive analyses of ideology and policies of the Brezhnev
period have revealed that "developed socialism" justified a significant reorientation of economic strategy and that, with all its admitted limitations, the Brezhnev
leadership did permit considerable ideological innovation, stimulated by Soviet social scientists.
Paralleling Karamzin's Letters of a Russian Traveller (evidently a favorite), the narrator/author moves through vignettes of personal and political history, which come to a sudden stop on the day of Brezhnev
You also went to the Soviet Union and did a show on the "television bunkers" that were created during the Brezhnev
A majority of the Central Committee's voting members chosen in February are holdovers from the conservative Brezhnev
The 1985 feature, Letter to Brezhnev
, showed life in Thatcher's Liverpool from the point of view of two friends (played by Margi Clarke and Alexandra Pigg) more preoccupied with clubbing and meeting fellas.
Perspectives on the Soviet System in the Brezhnev
"Actor Gerard Depardieu plays Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
in a film about the events in Prague in the spring of 1968", the film's producer, APA reports citing VAAJU.
IThe city's docks and distinctive architecture have been the setting for movies as varied as Letter to Brezhnev
, Dockers, and the romantic escapism of Shirley Valentine.