Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev occupied the top post of the Soviet Union - the position of CPSU General Secretary from 1966 to 1982. So long no one ever stand at the helm of the Soviet Union. Who were the people surrounding the leader in the most intimate, family, environment?

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

The large family Brezhnev. In the front row: his wife Victoria Petrovna himself Leonid Ilyich granddaughter Galya, Second: in-law Yuri Churbanov, Victoria grandchildren (daughter Galina) and Leonid (son of George), Galina with his brother Yuri, Helen (wife of Leonid), daughter Ludmila (wife Yuri), grandson Andrew.

Parents

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

The father and mother of Leonid Brezhnev - hereditary working Ilya Yakovlevich Brezhnev and Natalia Denisovna Mazalova - were born in the current of the Kursk region.

Brother and sister

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

The younger brother - James Brezhnev (1912-1993). Was little resemblance to Leonid Ilyich: short, reddish hair. He worked in a steel plant head of the rolling mill, and then in the Ministry of ferrous metallurgy of the USSR. He enjoyed success with women. Had the nickname "wedding brother" - was invited to a feast, he undertakes to solve the personal files of asylum. His force had been treated for alcoholism and emerged on the basis of this sad deviations in the psyche. Yakov two daughters from his first marriage - Elena and Milan, and a daughter from his second.

Sister - Belief Ilinichna Brezhnev (1910-1997). Since moving to Moscow in 1966 did not work, was married Nikifor Andreyevich Grechkin engineer.

Love Y. Brezhnev

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

The daughter of Frenkel's second marriage. Famous for its connections with foreigners. In 1990 he emigrated to the US in 1999, he has released a book of memoirs, "the secretary general's niece."

Viktoria Brezhneva (Denisov)

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

In 1925, the college student Leonid Brezhnev met with a student of the Kursk Medical College, Victoria. In 1928, they got married. Despite her husband's career, all his time Victoria Petrovna devoted household, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In 1929 they had a daughter, Galina, in 1933 - son George.

Galina Brezhneva

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

is different extremely strong, passionate, restless character. During the years of his life the leader's daughter worked in the circus, in the press agency "News" in the archival management of the Foreign Ministry with the rank of Minister-Counselor in the Moscow State University named after MV Lomonosov. Galina only three officially been married three times and became famous for high-profile romances.

Her first husband, acrobats strongman Eugene Milan, was older Galina 20 years and raised two children. For the sake of his daughter, the first secretary of the (then) Communist Party of Moldova I ran away from home and toured the country as a circus wardrobe mistress. From this marriage was born the only daughter Galina - Victoria. Second husband, 18-year-old illusionist Igor Kio, Galina was younger by 15 years. However, their marriage and the official, infuriated Leonid Ilyich, lasted only 10 days ...

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

In 1971, Galina Brezhnev was married to Lieutenant Colonel of Internal Affairs Yury Churbanova, who was younger than her 7 years, left her for his wife and children, and became his second wife. For her, this was the third marriage.

In 1987 Churbanov was arrested on suspicion of corruption and expelled from the ranks of the CPSU, was sentenced by the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court to 12 years imprisonment with confiscation of property. While he served time, Galina Brezhnev filed for divorce and division of property.

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

During the third marriage Galina started a loud affair with an artist Gypsy Theater "Romen" Boris Buryatse. While the Secretary General's daughter was already 50 and was beloved younger than her 17 years.

Galina alcohol abuse, was under virtual house arrest in the country after the death of his father. She came for treatment in a psychiatric hospital, where she died in the summer of 1998.

Victoria Milaeva

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

In the photo: Brezhnev with his granddaughter, Victoria (left of the Secretary General), its second husband Gennady Varakuta and granddaughter Galya.

First husband of Victoria - Mikhail Filippov, worked in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, and then in a bank. Now lives in Malta. Second husband - Gennady Varakuta, was promoted to lieutenant-general of the KGB. After 1991, he divorced Victoria businessman.

Galina Filippova

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

At Victoria Evgenyavna in 1973 she had a daughter (granddaughter of Leonid Brezhnev) Galina Filippova. In the photo she is in the lap of her grandmother and namesake Galina Brezhnev.

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and his wife Victoria Petrovna and granddaughter Galya.

Galina Filippova today

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

She graduated from the philological faculty of Moscow State University, had been married, I got addicted to alcohol ... lost all the property after years of treatment in a psychiatric clinic. Today, living in a modest apartment in the suburbs, he bought her some of the relatives.

Yuri Leonidovich Brezhnev

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

Yuri Brezhnev was born in 1933. The top of the career: Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade. All his life collecting porcelain dogs. There are four grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He died in 2013 at age 80. His wife Lyudmila V. Brezhnev, in his youth was a pretty snub-nosed blonde with delicate pink skin. He behaved modestly. Unlike other nomenclature wives of the Soviet elite intelligent and well educated.

They had two sons: Leonid (1956 p.) - the teacher of Chemistry Department of Moscow State University, a businessman, he has three daughters (Alina Maria) and son George, a businessman.

Junior - Andrey Yuryevich Brezhnev (1961 p.), An economist and Russian politician, first secretary of the "Communist Party of social justice."

Andrey Yuryevich Brezhnev

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

Grandson of General Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev's son Yuri Brezhnev, Soviet economist and Russian politician. In 1983 he graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Economic Relations.

His first wife Nadezhda Lyamina then became the wife of banker Alexander Mamut. Son Leonid worked as an interpreter in the military, and his son Dmitry graduated from the University of Oxford. Second wife name is Elena.

Family Secrets General Secretary Brezhnev

Leonid Ilyich with his wife and grandson Andrew in the country, 1971.

Leonid Brezhnev Y.

General Secretary Brezhnev grandson, the son of his son, Yuri. business deals. In the early 2000s, my grandfather lived in an apartment on Kutuzov Avenue, 26. Entrepreneur. Four times married, three children.