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Khrushchev, Nikita

Line breaks: Ni¦kita Khrush|chev
Pronunciation: /ˈkrʊʃtʃɒf
 
, ˌkrʊsˈtʃɒf/
  • (1894–1971), Soviet statesman, Premier of the USSR 1958–64; full name Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev. He was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR 1953–64 after the death of Stalin, whom he denounced in 1956. He came close to war with the US over the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and also clashed with China, which led to his being ousted by Brezhnev and Kosygin.

Derivatives

Khrushchevian

adjective
More example sentences
  • John exploited Khrushchevian glasnost to gain access to hitherto unavailable archival materials.
  • Brezhnev hewed closely to basic Khrushchevian doctrines, though he was vastly more subdued in tone.
  • The Party's avowed goal was still the Khrushchevian motto - to catch up with the West in every sphere of ‘material and spiritual production.’

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