The Brezhnev Years
For 18 years Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was one of the two most powerful men on Earth.
His bushy eyebrows and stern appearance became known to millions around the globe.
Yet history seems to have passed him by.Miles Kington reassesses the life of this ardent communist, who liked low-budget cowboy films, fast cars, watches and women.
But could it be that he, and not his successors, caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall?