MultimediaPhoto 110-th anniversary of Leonid Brezhnev’s birthday 19.12.2016 1 of 11 Death of Brezhnev. AKG Images/EAST NEWS U.S. President Richard Nixon and Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev conduct their first official summit meeting on June 27, 1974 at the Kremlin in Moscow. ASSOCIATED PRESS/FOTOLINK Leonid Brezhniev in Pitsunda V.Musaelyan/ Laski Diffusion/EAST NEWS 19 June, 1979, Vienna. US President Jimmy Carter shaking hands with Soviet Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev. AFP PHOTO/EAST NEWS Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev with US President Richard Nixon during a meeting at the White House, Washington, D.C., 1973. Photo: Courtesy Everett Collection/East News Leonid Brezhnev with astronauts of space station SALYUT-6 Vladimir Kovalenko and Aleksandr Ivanchenko. Photo: EAST NEWS/LASKI DFIFFUSION Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev with US President Richard Nixon. Photo NARA/ Everett Collection/ East News Leonid Brezhnev in 70s. Photo Laski Diffusion/Laski Diffusion/EAST NEWS Leonid Brezhnev in 70s. Photo Laski Diffusion/Laski Diffusion/EAST NEWS Passport of Leonid Brezhnev issued in 1947. Laski Diffusion/Laski Diffusion/EAST NEWS Leonid Brezhnev with his granddaughter, USSR, ca. 1980. Laski Diffusion/Laski Diffusion/EAST NEWS Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982.