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    Leonid Brezhnev funeral November 1982

    Somebody posted this on youtube - skip ahead to 1:36:00 for a full open casket view. I could never kiss a dead body. Ckeck out the casket being dropped at 2:29:00 - the soldiers were having some difficulty - he is down there real deep. Great stuff:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj2MLEhRtuM
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    Since he was a president of the USSR he qualifies for Other Notable Figures.
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    Yes. If you are of a certain age you remember when he was premiere.

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    Never saw Brezhnev in a box. He didn't look happy.
    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" Pericles

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Never saw Brezhnev in a box. He didn't look happy.
    you got that right

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    check out Brezhnev giving a New Years message from Dec 1979. Obviously drunk and sick - you can hear him belching - this fool had access to nuclear weapons

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E66oM2iAMwM&t=11s

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    Now he looks better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Now he looks better.
    his eyebrows live on


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    Defiantly one of the more famous Soviet Uni-Brows.
    "What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" Pericles

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    vicious and corrupted by absolute power. They couldn't get rid of him until he kicked of his own accord. He was a collector of foreign luxury automobiles, given as state gifts. At the end of his life, he was drooling in his borscht, yet the Central Committee was still afraid of him. His ashes are sealed in the Kremlin wall, along with everyone but Khrushchev and Lenin. His deposing of Khrushchev was the model of Soviet "knife in the back" tactics. Brezhnev was an active user of the KGB and had his "enemies of the state" executed inside the Lubyanka death cells. The story is, "they got their ounce in the head", their bodies cremated and the ashes dumped. The wife or parents got the bill for the bullets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Poo Bah MCGee View Post
    vicious and corrupted by absolute power. They couldn't get rid of him until he kicked of his own accord. He was a collector of foreign luxury automobiles, given as state gifts. At the end of his life, he was drooling in his borscht, yet the Central Committee was still afraid of him. His ashes are sealed in the Kremlin wall, along with everyone but Khrushchev and Lenin. His deposing of Khrushchev was the model of Soviet "knife in the back" tactics. Brezhnev was an active user of the KGB and had his "enemies of the state" executed inside the Lubyanka death cells. The story is, "they got their ounce in the head", their bodies cremated and the ashes dumped. The wife or parents got the bill for the bullets.

    Brezhnev was buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis not cremated - small point

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