The Orthodox Nationalist: The USSR under Brezhnev


BrezhnevMatt Johnson discusses the USSR under Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (1906 – 1982):

  • Brezhnev’s rule over a contracting USSR
  • Brezhnev’s feeble attempt to revive Stalinism
  • Soviet propaganda during the 1970s
  • The US bailout of the USSR
  • The rise of the Mafia under Brezhnev


By: Fr. Matthew Raphael Johnson


Matthew Raphael Johnson is a scholar of Russian Orthodox history and philosophy. His research interests focus on Russian political theory and religious ideas, concentrating on the central role of nationalism, Eurasianism and the Orthodox tradition as forms of rebellion against globalism and liberalism. His Orthodox Nationalist podcast series is available here.

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