May 1, 1987 - Moscow, RU - A commemorative plaque, and a shelf with flowers, honoring Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev, on the wall of a stately Moscow apartment building at 26 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, where he spent the last 30 years of his life. The plaque calls Brezhnev a distinguished figure of the Soviet Communist Party, the Soviet government and the world socialist and workers' movements. It was removed on Kremlin orders the night of Dec 30, 1988 in a blow at his legacy as he was held responsible for a period of stagnation and corruption during his reign. In the latest sign of nostalgia

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May 1, 1987 - Moscow, RU - A commemorative plaque, and a shelf with flowers, honoring Soviet Leader Leonid Brezhnev, on the wall of a stately Moscow apartment building at 26 Kutuzovsky Prospekt, Moscow, where he spent the last 30 years of his life. The plaque calls Brezhnev a distinguished figure of the Soviet Communist Party, the Soviet government and the world socialist and workers' movements. It was removed on Kremlin orders the night of Dec 30, 1988 in a blow at his legacy as he 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 May 1987. (Credit Image: © Arnold Drapkin/ZUMAPRESS.com)