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Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1971 AD
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Russian Soviet Communist politician

 

secretary-general of Soviet Communist Party 1953-1964

 

at 20th Communist Party Congress, denounced Joseph Stalin 1956

 

premier of Soviet Union 1958-1964

 

engaged in "kitchen debate" with Richard Nixon at US Exhibition in Moscow 1959

 

at meeting of UN 1960, banged shoe on table to express anger at Philippine ambassador's suggestion that decolonization resolution proposed by Soviets should also apply to Soviet-bloc Eastern Europe