Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

Many remember Leonid Brezhnev, the old and infirm a man about whom popular rumor piled a lot of anecdotes. For example, we remember one of them: Brezhnev said: "the Idea, – it was silent, – where am I?" But he was not always so. When, in 1964, Brezhnev became General Secretary, he is deservedly respected citizens of the Soviet Union. This will be discussed in this post.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

First and foremost, the people loved Leonid Brezhnev for his military exploits. After all, he participated in actual combat, not sit in the headquarters. Leonid Brezhnev first came to the front as a Lieutenant and ended the war in the rank of General. In 1943 he was severely wounded.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

When Brezhnev became General Secretary, he was very fond of weapons, and became an avid hunter. In the archives there are many photographs where he appeared against the background of its production, although in our days it would be called cruelty.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

Unlike Nikita Khrushchev, after which Brezhnev led the country, he liked to dress stylishly and beautifully. Khrushchev was a shirt-guy, and embodied the vision of a native of the worker-peasant family. He could Shoe on the podium to knock, and embroidered blouse to wear. Leonid Brezhnev, under the guidance of the couple, dressed to the nines. Even Western journalists, has repeatedly noted his fashionable appearance. He's one of the first politicians began to wear dark sunglasses, and a he even imitated.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

It turns out that Leonid Ilyich was a great lover of women. Despite the fact that he was married, rumor attributed to him many love Affairs. Spouse much I knew, but tried not to show it. Brezhnev was quite attractive and bright appearance. Even the leader of the people, Joseph Stalin, pointed out that Brezhnev was a good-looking chap. Many believed that it is similar to Moldavian, but Leonid Brezhnev was born in Dnipropetrovsk oblast.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

Brezhnev loved the hearty and greasy to eat, but without any frills. The priorities were simple food: black bread with bacon, dumplings with cabbage and a thick, nourishing soup. Leonid Brezhnev was not a supporter of healthy lifestyle: he loved to drink vodka, he mostly used "Bison" and smoked a lot all my life. Specially for the Secretary General, the tobacco industry produced cigarettes "News" in the hard pack. In recent years, when he was seriously ill, the tobacco he was banned. But Brezhnev came out, asking everyone around you to smoke more with him.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

Brezhnev was always cheerful and happy, he could easily make a good impression on others. Even detractors called him a very charming man. One day, he very directly offered his spare swimming trunks, the head of Germany Willy Brandt, when they spontaneously came to the pool. The talks, he sometimes spent during a hunt, arguing that important issues are better addressed in an informal setting. But US President Nixon was personally a fast ride in a new Cadillac, which he did. By the way, Brezhnev knew that about him writing the jokes, but take it with a pinch of self-irony.

Fun, beautiful and still a few facts that we didn't know about Brezhnev

Brezhnev and Nixon

Keywords: Brezhnev | Life story | Personality | Politician | USSR

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