Plaque honoring Soviet leader Brezhnev restored in Moscow

December 19th, 2013  
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Topic: Plaque honoring Soviet leader Brezhnev restored in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A plaque commemorating late Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was restored to the facade of his former apartment building on Thursday, a sign of nostalgia in line with President Vladimir Putin's calls to respect all aspects of Russian history. Critics say Brezhnev presided over a period of political repression and economic stagnation and have likened Putin's nearly 14 years in power to his 1964-82 rule - longer than any Soviet leader but dictator Josef Stalin. But many Russians see the Brezhnev era as a time of stability for the superpower, which broke up in 1991. ...


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