Dec. 31, 1903 - Moscow, RU - An empty space with only holes in the facade at 26 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, where a a commemorative plaque honoring Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was once affixed. Brezhnev spent the last 30 years of his life there. The plaque was removed on Kremlin orders the night of Dec 30, 1988 in a blow at the legacy of the disgraced Soviet leader who was held responsible for a period of stagnation and corruption during his reign. In the latest sign of nostalgia promoted by President Vladimir Putin authorities have backed a plan to return the plaque, being sculpted by the

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Dec. 31, 1903 - Moscow, RU - An empty space with only holes in the facade at 26 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, where a a commemorative plaque honoring Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev was once affixed. Brezhnev spent the last 30 years of his life there. The plaque was removed on Kremlin orders the night of Dec 30, 1988 in a blow at the legacy of the disgraced Soviet leader who was held responsible for a period of stagnation and corruption during his reign. In the latest sign of nostalgia promoted by President Vladimir Putin authorities have backed a plan to return the plaque, being sculpted by the grandson of the artist who had produced the original plaque, by December, 2013 -- in time for Brezhnev's 107th birthday. This photograph was taken November 1991. (Credit Image: © Arnold Drapkin/ZUMAPRESS.com)