Old 12th Oct 2014, 15:02
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a stuffed version of the Great Leader, with someone operating his arms with sticks
It's been done before, pretty much; good old Leonid wasn't really there for his last few years.

There is some grotesque footage around of him being propelled around a room by his aides, barely moving his legs as he is shunted from A to B, looking just like a corpse being propped up. But I can't find it.

Leonid I. Brezhnev suffered "clinical death" in 1976 and was so weakened for the last six years of his rule that it was difficult for him to perform simple duties or understand what was going on around him. At the beginning of 1976, he had a clinical death. Doctors managed to revive him, but for the next three months he couldn't work, as his speech and abilities to think were impaired. In the six years before his death on Nov. 10, 1982, Medvedev said, Brezhnev was constantly attended by a group of doctors.
Thanks to Deseret News for the quote
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