Definitions

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

Etymologies

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Brezhnev +‎ -ite

Examples

  • Forum, the country's energy czar Igor Sechin rolled back the years Thursday with a press conference straight from the "Brezhnevite" textbook as he announced the creation of a

    Soviet Style Makes Comeback at Drilling Announcement - Davos Live - WSJ

  • The Stalinist regime, and later he Khrushchevite and Brezhnevite regimes in the Soviet Union actually spread their technique and they taught people around the world how to run police states.

    Gulag: A History

  • Unlike, say, Tarkovsky, who, though also a genius, could have benefited from some Brezhnevite celluloid rationing.

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • A non-Russian Kazak leader, a Brezhnevite to be sure, was dismissed and replaced by a Russian.

    'The Gorbachev Prospect': An Exchange

  • Konstantin Chernenko, transitional figures with deep roots in Brezhnevite tradition, beginning in 1985 glasnost freed public access to information after decades of heavy government censorship.

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • Azarov's appointment as prime minister of Ukraine today was a strange affair, dare I say, even Brezhnevite?

    foreign notes

  • The result is that outside of the traditional monarchies and sheikhdoms, there needs to be frequent recourse to extremist ideology, or, for example, to the sterile Brezhnevite dictatorship of

    latimes.com - News

  • [I] n testimony to the sheer power of audacity and of ideas the mullahs in Teheran hold more sway in Gaza today than does the tired, Brezhnevite regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

    The Right Coast

  • And yet in a startling rebuke to geography and recent history-and in testimony to the sheer power of audacity and of ideas-the mullahs in Teheran hold more sway in Gaza today than does the tired, Brezhnevite regime of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

    Outside The Beltway | OTB

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