Brezhnevite

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Brezhnev +‎ -ite

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Brezhnevite (plural Brezhnevites)

  1. A supporter of Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906–1982), General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982.

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Brezhnevite (comparative more Brezhnevite, superlative most Brezhnevite)

  1. Of or relating to Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev or his policies.
    • 2002, G[áspár] M[iklós] Tamás, “Victory Defeated”, in Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, editors, Democracy after Communism (A Journal of Democracy Book), Baltimore, Md.; London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, →ISBN, page 128:
      When the promised state of affairs failed to materialize, the specifically communist claim of authority was rendered void, and it was clumsily and awkwardly replaced by Brezhnevite borborygms of the status quo.

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