from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kosygin, Aleksei Nikolayevich 1904-1980. Soviet premier (1964-1980) who succeeded Nikita Khrushchev but was often overshadowed by party secretary Leonid Brezhnev.


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  • In the late 1960s, the prime minister Aleksey Kosygin tried to give enterprises a little more autonomy, but his reforms, opposed by the planners, never got off the ground.

    The Return

  • And, as this footage shows, that's not spin …Speaking of spin, here's Alister Campbell no, not that one, with another football-loving Russian: "The Russian prime minister, Alexander Kosygin, was visiting Scotland in 1967, and on 11 February, he was presented to the players on the pitch pre-match at Kilmarnock v Rangers before watching the game."

    Did King Olav V of Norway really take a trip to Selhurst Park?

  • To be fair to Kosygin, he probably needed to unwind.

    Did King Olav V of Norway really take a trip to Selhurst Park?

  • But she was denounced by Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin who described her as "morally unstable" and "sick person", saying: "We can only pity those who wish to use her for any political aim or for any aim of discrediting the Soviet country."

    Stalin's daughter who defected to US dies at 85

  • Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin denounced Peters as a "morally unstable" and "sick person."

    Lana Peters, Josef Stalin Daughter, Dies At 85

  • Meanwhile, Soviet premier Aleksei Kosygin had visited Hanoi in the first week of February 1965, a gesture interpreted as signaling the end of Soviet neglect of the region, and as a sign the Soviets were positioning themselves in anticipation of a North Vietnamese victory.

    Going Home to Glory

  • In July, Johnson had been basking in the good publicity of his summit conversations with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin and the private assurances he had received from the Soviets that they would endeavor to influence Hanoi in the direction of a settlement.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Soviet premier Kosygin had responded to Johnsons earlier message over the hotline, letting him know that he had passed word about the Liberty to Egyptian president Gamal Nasser.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • About an hour before Christians afternoon news conference, the president hotlined another message to Kosygin.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • The hotline message Johnson sent to Kosygin, informing the Soviet premier of the attack and Israels culpability, shows that the president approved it at 11 A.M., six minutes before he arrived in the Situation Room.

    The Attack on the Liberty


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