Brezhnev’s Cult of Personality Audio

Victory Day Speech in Moscow (May 9, 1975)
Leonid Brezhnev
Description: In this traditional address to the Soviet people, made on the thirtieth anniversary of the victory over Germany, Brezhnev exhibits all the speech defects that gave cause to endless jokes by his compatriots.

Brezhnev Death (November 11, 1982)
Radio Moscow
Description: The official announcement of the death of Leonid Brezhnev drew the curtain on his, and his country’s, long decline.

Report on Brezhnev Funeral (November 10, 1982)
BBC Radio

Andropov Replaces Brezhnev (November 12, 1982)
BBC Radio

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