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Nikita Sergeyevich Kruschev

May 5, 2009

Nikita Sergeyevich Kruschev (17 April 1894 – 11 September 1971) was leader of the Soviet Union, serving as General Secretary of the Communist Party, the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, following the death of Joseph Stalin, and Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964.

John F Kennedy and Nikita KhruchchevJohn F. Kennedy and Nikita Khruchchev

Kruschev was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the world’s early space program, as well for several relatively liberal reforms ranging from agriculture to foreign policy. Kruschev’s party colleagues removed him from power in 1964, replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev.

Fidel Castro and Nikita KhruchchevFidel Castro and Nikita Khruchchev

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