[kroo sh-chef, -chawf, kroosh-; Russian khroo-shchyawf]
Ni·ki·ta S(er·ge·ye·vich) [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/, 1894–1971, Russian political leader: premier of the U.S.S.R. 1958–64.
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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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