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  • 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.

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  • proper n. English transliteration of the Russian surname Хрущёв (Xruščóv).

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  • n. Soviet statesman and premier who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)


From Russian Хрущёв. (Wiktionary)



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