Remember the scandalous publicity Benetton? This post is the person who introduced the fashion of political kisses.
Kiss - is a sign of love, respect, affection or friendship. In the political sphere kisses gained special popularity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the fashion for them, led by none other than the General Secretary of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev. He unabashedly and stiffness distributed these signs of respect for prominent politicians and just nice people to him. This ranking presents the most famous kisses famous leader.
It is unlikely that in 70 years there would be at least one Czech, who did not know what a "triple Brezhnev" (one kiss on both cheeks, and the final - on the lips). Kiss Leonid Brezhnev and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia Gustav Husak made to residents of the fraternal country the impression that the memories of this historic event alive in the hearts of Czechs still. 9th place
Once Brezhnev attempted to kiss the Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu. However rumynets was the only one directly and categorically refused the ritual, as he was extremely disgusted.
In 1971 there was another failed attempt to "triple Brezhnev", this time the victim was to be the secretary-general Margaret Thatcher. However, the "Iron Lady" managed to tactfully evade this friendly gesture, unacceptable to the British prim.
In 1973, when the Iron Curtain fell open, in the Soviet Union came to a delegation from the United States. After a heartfelt speech, the General Secretary, he was approached by a young American woman with flowers that loving secretary general immediately kissed with his usual passion and dedication. Hitherto unremarkable choreography teacher Annie Hallman overnight became known throughout the world.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States, was the only US president to be awarded the famous kiss of Soviet leader.
Friendly kiss between Brezhnev and Josip Broz Tito was so strong that, according to rumors, even torn lip Yugoslav leader.
In 1968, Yasser Arafat for the first time visited the USSR, where he arranged a meeting with the Secretary General of the CPSU Central Committee. The Palestinian leader has quickly gained the trust of the Kremlin, which may confirm the famous triple kiss of Brezhnev.
Passionate kissing Leonid Brezhnev with Indira Gandhi printed on the photos, has its place in her apartment, turned into a museum, along with other relics related to the name of this great woman.
In 1974, flying for the first time in the USSR, the Cuban leader already knew about the ritual of kissing the secretary general of the guests at the meeting, and also knew that would be the laughing stock in his home country, permitting it to happen. But there was found an original way. The ladder Fidel Castro escaped with a huge smoking a cigarette in his mouth, not allowing Brezhnev shame Kubica before his countrymen.
The most famous kiss Leonid Brezhnev - Eric Honecker, leader of East Germany, in 1971. This act of friendship of peoples was even depicted on the Berlin Wall a young but very talented artist Dmitry Vrubel. "Brotherly Kiss" became a symbol of the fall of the Berlin Wall.