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Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich(Encyclopedia)Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich lynd´ lych´ brzh´nf [key], 1906–82, Soviet leader. He joined (1931) the Communist party and rose steadily in its hierarchy. In 1952 he became a secretary of ...
Naberezhnye Chelny(Encyclopedia)Naberezhnye Chelny nbryzh´ chln´ [key], city (1989 pop. 501,000), in NE European Russia. Once a small town named Chelny, it became Naberezhnye Chelny in 1930. From 1982 to 1988 the cit...
Kosygin, Alexei Nikolayevich(Encyclopedia)Kosygin, Alexei Nikolayevich lyksy´ nyk l´vch ks´gn [key], 1904–80, Soviet political leader. A member of the Communist party from 1927, he joined its central committee in 19...
Chernenko, Konstantin Ustinovich(Encyclopedia)Chernenko, Konstantin Ustinovich kstntyn´ styn´vich chrnyn´kô [key], 1911–85, Soviet political leader. A protégé of Leonid Brezhnev, he rose through Communist party ranks...
Hurwicz, Leonid(Encyclopedia)Hurwicz, Leonid hûr´wch [key], 1917–2008, Polish-American economist and statistician, b. Russia., grad. Univ. of Warsaw, 1938. Educated in the law, he subsequently studied economics in London, G...
Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich(Encyclopedia)Andropov, Yuri Vladimirovich yoo´r vldy´mravch ndrô´pôf [key], 1914–84, Soviet Communist leader (1982–84). As ambassador to Hungary from 1954 to 1957, he played a major role in ...
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich(Encyclopedia)Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich lych´ chkôf´sk [key], 1840–93, Russian composer, b. Kamsko-Votkinsk. Variant transliterations of his name include Tschaikovsky and Chaikovsky. He is a towering f...
Ulyanov, Vladimir Ilyich(Encyclopedia)Ulyanov, Vladimir Ilyich: see Lenin.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich(Encyclopedia)Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich ln´n, Rus. vldy´mr lych´ ly´nn [key], 1870–1924, Russian revolutionary, the founder of Bolshevism and the major force behind the Revolution of Oct., 1917...
Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich(Encyclopedia)Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich lynyt´ nykl´vch ndr´yf [key], 1871–1919, Russian writer. Andreyev's early stories were realistic studies of everyday life. Gorky was attracted ...
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