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Khrushchev

[kroo sh-chef, -chawf, kroosh-; Russian khroo-shchyawf] /ˈkrʊʃ tʃɛf, -tʃɔf, ˈkruʃ-; Russian xruˈʃtʃyɔf/
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1.
Nikita S(ergeyevich)
[ni-kee-tuh sur-gey-uh-vich;; Russian nyi-kyee-tuh syir-gye-yuh-vyich] /nɪˈki tə sɜrˈgeɪ ə vɪtʃ;; Russian nyɪˈkyi tə syɪrˈgyɛ yə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
1894–1971, Russian political leader: premier of the U.S.S.R. 1958–64.
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  • Khrushchev, energetic manager of what the first two had built.

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  • Khrushchev then became the object of violent attacks in the Albanian press, being castigated as more of a revisionist than Tito.

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  • Khrushchev didn't even learn to read until he was twenty-eight years old.

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  • He gave me the impression that he seemed to favor President Kennedy more than he did Khrushchev in his statement.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Because it was in 1959 that Khrushchev came to this country, right?

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
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Khrushchev

/kruːsˈtʃɒf; ˈkrʊstʃɒf; Russian xruˈʃtʃɔf/
noun
1.
Nikita Sergeyevich (niˈkitə sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1894–1971, Soviet statesman; premier of the Soviet Union (1958–64). After Stalin's death he became first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1953–64) and initiated a policy to remove the influence of Stalin (1956). As premier, he pursued a policy of peaceful coexistence with the West, but alienated Communist China
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