Leonid Brezhnev (1906-1982) was Head of State of the Soviet Union from 1964 until 1982.
Portrayal on "Spitting Image"Edit
Brezhnev had already died two years earlier when Spitting Image premiered in 1984, so he was never featured as Soviet Leader on the show. However several puppets that assisted Konstantin Chernenko, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin were clearly caricatures of Brezhnev. Usually three of these Brezhnev clones assisted the then current Soviet leader.