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Nikita Khrushchev

Prime Minister of Soviet Union
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Net worth 2018: $200,000
Industry: Prime Ministers
Residence: Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire
BirthDay: 15 April 1894
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: September 11, 1971

Nikita Khrushchev was bornon 15 April 1894 in Kalinovka, Dmitriyevsky Uyezd, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire, Soviet Russian, Russian, is Prime Minister of Soviet Union. Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a former Soviet premier who was instrumental in provoking the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the Soviet Union and the United States at the brink of the nuclear war. He was born in a poor family of Ukrainian peasants and faced many hardships in his early life. After doing several small jobs in the industrialized area of Russia, he began his political career as secretary of the Communist party in school. It did not take much time for him to rise in the party; his involvement in the party and the Red Army led him to become one of the prominent members of the party. He was a close ally of Joseph Stalin, but after his death he became involved in reformation also known as ‘De-Stalinisation’. After the death of Stalin, he rose to power overthrowing all the other leaders of the party. The efforts however, led to an intense power struggle and the communist party members did not take this lying down. Khrushchev era saw the progress of the early Soviet space program, and several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. His political moves resulted in the Cuban Missile Crisis and brought the United States and Soviet on the verge of a nuclear war. In 1964, he was forced by his party colleagues to relinquish power.


Khrushchev died of a heart attack on September 11, 1971, in Moscow and was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery, after the Russian government refused to offer him a state funeral


After separating from Marusia, he met Nina Petrovna Kukharchuk registering their marriage only in 1965


Following the unrest due to his policies and other national setbacks, he was forced to resign in October, 1964


After the escalation of the cold war in 1960 and on the verge of nuclear war with United States in 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, Khrushchev’s fortunes took a down slide


He became the chairman of the Council of Ministers in 1958, proving his importance in the politics of the Soviet Union while being the first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party's Central Committee and thus the head of the party


It took almost two years for him to find his supporters in the party and make important political alliances, following which he became the top most political figure in the Soviet Union in the year 1955


After the death of Stalin in 1953, he was one of the party members who assumed almost all of the power and soon he was appointed as the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party


In 1949, he was ordered to be in Moscow to serve in the Communist party’s Secretariat which was directed by Stalin


In 1938, he became the first secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party, when most of the party members were eliminated by Stalin


He attended the Industrial Academy in Moscow in 1929 for two years


After graduating in 1925, he started serving as a secretary of the Petrovsko-Mariinsk district of Yuzovka


In 1922, he married Marusia, but the marriage did not last long


He joined the Communist party in 1918, when he was 24 years old


Khrushchev’s first marriage was with Yefrosinia Pisareva in 1914


Khrushchev was born on April 15, 1894, in Kalinovka, Ukraine, to Sergei and Ksenia Khrushcheva who were peasants

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