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Bridget Kendall continues her series tracing the crucial moments in the Cold War. In this episode, the fall of Khrushchev and the rise of Brezhnevism.

Bridget Kendall continues her series tracing the crucial moments in the Cold War.

Today: the fall of Khrushchev and the rise of Brezhnevism.

In 1964 the Soviet premiere Nikita Khrushchev was deposed, to be replaced by the more conservative Leonid Brezhnev. Thus the zig-zagging and inconsistent liberalisation associated with Khrushchev's Thaw gradually made way for the stagnation of the Brezhnev period.

Bridget hears from two people reflecting on life in the Soviet Union during those years.

With Pavel Litvinov and Zinovy Zinik

Producer: Martin Williams.

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