|Leonid Brezhnev was trained as a metallurgist. He was active in the Communist Party and, during World War II, he served as a political officer, rising to the rank of Brigadier General. He rose within the party to become a member of the Politburo. After the ouster of Khrushchev, Brezhnev became the leader of the Soviet Union.
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