Leonid Brezhnev is the only person in the USSR who was honoured with the Gold Star medal five times. He is also the only one whose Order of Victory has been revoked.
The order was awarded only to Generals and Marshals for successfully conducting combat operations involving one or more army groups and resulting in a 'successful operation within the framework of one or several fronts resulting in a radical change of the situation in favor of the Red Army'. Brezhnev received the award in 1978, but later it was revoked for not meeting the requirements for the award.
Some say that his peculiar pronunciation was connected with a jaw wound which he received duing the war. However, according to other sources, he's never been wounded.
He liked playing domino.