American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich 1894-1971. Soviet politician. A Stalin loyalist in the 1930s, he was appointed first secretary of the Communist Party in 1953. As Soviet premier (1958-1964) he denounced Stalin (1956), thwarted the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and improved his country's image abroad. He was deposed (1964) for his failure to establish missiles in Cuba (1962) and improve the Soviet economy.
- n. Soviet statesman and premier who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)
- From Russian Хрущёв. (Wiktionary)
“[[Image: Kennedy khrushchev. jpg | right | 250px | thumb | Khrushchev and Kennedy at the Vienna Summit in 1961.]]”
“A secret speech composed by Stalin's successor Khrushchev is distributed to the entire nation.”
“The meeting between Frost and Khrushchev is one of the narrative climaxes of the book.”
“He wanted to wipe out any trace of Khrushchev and, therefore, had not only apparently his papers destroyed, but also had the Soviet press and Soviet publishing and other officials refuse ever to mention the name Khrushchev in public.”
“I do not mean that Khrushchev is going to strike intentionally, because he is fearful of the result of the United States and its overwhelming nuclear deterrent power; but, that does not rule out mistakes.”
“We hope that Khrushchev is implementing similar precautions.”
“Khrushchev is a gambler, and only a fool would leave so good a card unplayed.”
“BRIAN LAMB, HOST: William Taubman, author of "Khrushchev" -- who was he?”
“An article about the meeting appeared in the factory newspaper under the headline “On Overcoming the Personality Cult and Its Consequences,” a play on the title of Khrushchev’s speech.”
“To paraphrase Khrushchev, our grandchildren will indeed live under socialism.”
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