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Brezhnev Name Erased From Power Station

From Reuters

The Kremlin has removed the name of the late Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev from the largest hydroelectric power station in Soviet Central Asia after protests from workers there, Izvestia said Tuesday.

It said Brezhnev had visited Nurek only once, in 1970. The plant was named after him in 1982 when Brezhnev’s name was being tagged onto towns, regions and streets all over the country. Brezhnev, leader from 1964 until his death in 1982, is now officially accused of having allowed economic and social stagnation and growth of corruption.


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