In astrological terms, the sun was just then precisely at the centre of the sign of Scorpio. Thus Scorpio can be regarded as the symbol and guardian of Soviet power. The planet Pluto in turn, affects those under the direct influence of Scorpio.
Brezhnev's ethnicity was specified as Ukrainian in main documents including his passport,    and Russian in some others. He graduated from the Kamenskoye Metallurgical Technicum in  and became a metallurgical engineer in the iron and steel industries of eastern Ukraine.
Brezhnev joined the Communist Party youth organisation, the Komsomolinand the Party itself in Later inhe became director of the Dniprodzerzhynsk Metallurgical Technicum technical college in Brezhnev hometown Kamenskoye was renamed to Dniprodzerzhynsk . Inhe was transferred to the regional center of Dnipropetrovskand inhe became Party Secretary in Dnipropetrovsk,  in charge of the city's important defence industries.
As a survivor of Stalin's Great Purge of —39, he was able to advance quickly as the purges created numerous openings in the senior and middle ranks of the Party and state governments. When Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on 22 JuneBrezhnev was, like most middle-ranking Party officials, immediately drafted.
He worked to evacuate Dnipropetrovsk's industries to the east of the Soviet Union before the city fell to the Germans on 26 August, and then was assigned as a political commissar. In Aprilhe became head of the Political Department of the 18th Army. Later that year, the 18th Army became part of the 1st Ukrainian Frontas the Red Army regained the initiative and advanced westward through Ukraine.
He had spent the entire war as a political commissar rather than a military commander. After working on reconstruction projects in Ukraine, he again became General Secretary in Dnipropetrovsk.
Brezhnev sided with Khrushchev against Malenkov, but only for several years. On the surface, his brief was simple: In reality, Brezhnev became involved in the development of the Soviet missile and nuclear arms programs, including the Baykonur Cosmodrome.
The initially successful Virgin Lands Campaign soon became unproductive and failed to solve the growing Soviet food crisis. Brezhnev was recalled to Moscow in The harvest in the years following the Virgin Lands Campaign was disappointing, which would have hurt his political career had he remained in Kazakhstan.
Following the defeat of the Stalinists, Brezhnev became a full member of the Politburo. Brezhnev became Second Secretary of the Central Committee in and in May was promoted to the post of Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet making him the nominal head of state, although the real power resided with Khrushchev as First Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
Removal and replacement of Khrushchev as Soviet leader[ edit ] Until aboutKhrushchev's position as Party leader was secure; but as the leader aged, he grew more erratic and his performance undermined the confidence of his fellow leaders.
The Soviet Union's mounting economic problems also increased the pressure on Khrushchev's leadership. Outwardly, Brezhnev remained loyal to Khrushchev, but became involved in a plot to remove the leader from power, possibly playing a leading role.Lenin’s maternal grandmother was Anna Ivanovna Grosschopff (the daughter of Johann Gottlieb Grosschopff and Anna Beata Östedt).
Lenin’s grandmother Anna was born in Saint Petersburg, to a German father, who was born in Lübeck, Germany, and to a Swedish mother, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden.
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– Chairman, Defense Council – Chairman, Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian SFSR Jan.–Mar. Deputy Chairman, Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian SFSR – First Secretary, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Committee – First Secretary, Zaporizhia Regional Committee – Head, Defense Industry Department of the .
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Lenin’s maternal grandmother was Anna Ivanovna Grosschopff (the daughter of Johann Gottlieb Grosschopff and Anna Beata Östedt). Lenin’s grandmother Anna was born in Saint Petersburg, to a German father, who was born in Lübeck, Germany, and to a Swedish mother, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden.