Price: 45.00 euro
Metal bust of Leonid Brezhnev from the 70’s. Bust is in perfect condition. With signature.
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906-1982) was the fifth leader of the Soviet Union, he ruled the Soviet Union 1964 until his death in 1982. Ideologically, he was a Marxist-Leninist.
After the October Revolution in 1917 led to the formation of a one party state led by the Communist Party, Brezhnev joined the party’s youth league, Komsomol, in 1923, and became an active party member by 1929. In WWII he joined the Red Army and held increasingly important political posts.
After the war he rose steadily in the top ranks of the party, and became a protege of Joseph Stalin. In 1952 Brezhnev was promoted to the Central Committee and in 1957 to full member of the Politburo. In 1964 he ousted Nikita Khrushchev and took over as First Secretary of the CPSU, the most powerful position in the Kremlin.
Below a video of May 1 Parade in Moscow in 1981. A year before Brezhnev died: