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Transcript of Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev is born April 15, 1894.
Khrushchev was chosen by Stalin to reorganize the Soviet Union’s agricultural production.
Khrushchev took over the Soviet Union in 1953 after the death of Stalin. Since Stalin had not agreed on who would take his spot, the highest member of the communist party, Nikita Khrushchev, was given the role.
September 12, 1953 Moscow
Khrushchev was appointed leader of Communist party. He started the Khrushchev Thaw, which raised living standards considerably, and stopped de-Stalinization.
Satellite States 1956
Khrushchev used the Eastern European states as a defense and used Soviet armed forces to stop anti-Stalin uprising.
The Space Race between the USA and USSR took place during Khrushchev's reign.
Khrushchev becomes premier of the USSR on March 12, 1958. The USSR and China had a fallout leading to the Sino-Soviet split, putting a halt to the global communist movement.
Khrushchev led Russia during the Cold war. In 1963, the Cuban Missile Crisis begins. Khrushchev was angry that the United States placed military equipment in Turkey, so he placed weapons in Cuba
Khrushchev was edged out of office for his role in the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He was later succeeded by Alexei Kosygin, as Prime Minster, and Leonid Brezhnev as Party Leader
September 11, 1971
On this day, Nikita Khrushchev dies.
Launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1 in 1957
Russia sent a living dog, Laika, in 1957, into space on the Sputnik 2
The first human being in space was Yuri Gagarin, in 1961 and the first woman in space was Valentina Tereshkova, in 1963
The first person to walk in space was Alexey Leonov, in 1965
The first soft landing on the moon by spacecraft was Luna 9, in 1966.
The Space Race
Fidel Castro and Khrushchev
The Cold War
The Cuban Missile Crisis
Khrushchev is impressed by American Corn
Cold War Allies map
Khrushchev and Kennedy