Brezhnev recognized as the best ruler of Russia

Russians named Leonid Brezhnev, the best ruler of Russia in the XX century, according to the survey, "Levada-Center". To Brezhnev are positively 56 percent of those surveyed had a negative - 29 percent. In second place - Vladimir Lenin: 55 percent - in favor, 28 - against. Third place went to Joseph Stalin - it assessed positively, exactly half of the respondents, and 38 per cent - in the negative.

Brezhnev, who served as general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in the years 1966-1982, was the personification of the "era of stagnation" - the period over which management has grown old, not only the country but also the entire Soviet system. But if he remembered one decrepit old man, collecting awards and read the speech on a piece of paper, then the other Brezhnev - an active and even democratic leader