Leonid Brezhnev

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In Crimea, Putin Might Find His 'Brezhnev Moment'

Andrew Kuchins: Russian leader may have made a big mistake

(Newser) - Plenty of foreign policy analysts think Vladimir Putin's moves in Ukraine are signs of a brilliant tactician. But Andrew Kuchins begs to differ in Politico Magazine . He thinks Putin has blundered into a huge mistake, on par with Leonid Brezhnev's misguided decision to invade Afghanistan in 1979. While... More »

US vs. Russia: Who's Won Summits Past?

(Newser) - As Barack Obama arrives in Moscow for his toughest diplomatic challenge since taking office, the Guardian looks back on earlier US-Russia showdowns to gauge who had the upper hand.
  • Kennedy vs. Khrushchev, 1961: The ultimate cold war summit, shadowed by the space race and the Berlin Wall. A draw, although
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Berlin Wall Becomes Couture

Also, which bracelets are big this summer, and more

(Newser) - The Berlin Wall has long drawn artists, and now the murals they’ve left on its surviving stretch has inspired something else, the AP reports: fashion. Daniel Rodan designed pieces like a green mini dress featuring East Germany’s Erich Honecker kissing Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for his collection Mauerkleider... More »

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