Nikita Khrushchev: Ruling the Soviet Union After Stalin with Vadim Malinovsky

Nikita Khrushchev: Ruling the Soviet Union After Stalin with Vadim Malinovsky


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Event Description:
Nikita Khrushchev (1894 – 1971) was the "First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union" from 1953 to 1964. During his rule, Khrushchev shocked the communist world with his denunciation of Stalin's crimes and set in motion "de-Stalinization" policies beginning in 1956. He sponsored the early Soviet space program and the enactment of relatively liberal reforms in domestic policy. After some false starts and a very narrowly avoided nuclear war over Cuba, he conducted successful negotiations with the United States to reduce Cold War tensions. In 1964, the Kremlin leadership stripped him of power, replacing him with Leonid Brezhnev–whose life story we will examine during another conversation in this series.

During our conversation, we will try to look at Nikita Khrushchev as a person. What did he do before he became the head of the USSR and started the process of de-Stalinisation? We will start with his early childhood and finish with Khrushchev's personality and his role in the Cuban missile crisis. We will conclude by examining his life after dismissal.

Led by historian Vadim Malinovsky, this seminar will give a deep dive into the biography of Nikita Khrushchev and the events that led the Soviet Union to their more conservative policies after Khrushchev. Participants will come away with an increased understanding of the important role this man played in Soviet history and Soviet-American relationships.

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Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University. His focus is contemporary Russian history. He is working on a PhD dissertation on Stalin's national policy.

Not suitable for children under age 13 (sensitive content).

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Nikita Khrueschev

This was a wonderful talk about a man who tried to do some liberal changes and help the economy of this communist state. I was in Russia in 1961 and this talk helped me to understand and brought back so many memories!

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This was a wonderful talk about a man who tried to do some liberal changes and help the economy of this communist state. I was in Russia in 1961 and this talk helped me to understand and brought back so many memories!