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Brezhnev’s Rule ‘Huge Plus’ for Russia, Putin Spokesman Says

Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, whose 18-year rule may be overtaken by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, was a “huge plus” for the country, said Putin’s spokesman.

“In Moscow you often hear the words, ‘Why is he coming back?’” Dmitry Peskov said in an interview with the private Dozhd television channel in Moscow late yesterday. “A lot of people are talking about the Brezhnevization of Putin. But these are people who don’t know anything about Brezhnev.”