Led coupe against Krushchev Brezhnev went on to rewrite Soviet history by removing Khrushchevs' name from major events in the past. He also inserted his own name in to Khrushchevs' Second World War achievements.
In Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky became Polish Minister of National Defence, with the additional title Marshal of Poland, and in 1952 he became Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers (deputy premier).
April 1961 RUSSIA PUTS MAN IN ORBIT The Soviet Union launched both the man into space as well as the man to orbit the earth today. Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s space flight aboard the “Vostok I” lasted less than 2 hours.