Thursday, March 27, 2008

TDIH: Introducing Mr. Khrushchev II

Fifty years ago today, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) welcomed a new Premier, Mr. Nikita Sergyeyevich Khrushchev.

Khrushchev had served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and would serve as Chairman of the Council of Ministers until he was ousted by his own party in 1964.

For all his transgressions as the leader of the Communist party, Nikita Khrushchev remains an intriguing and somewhat comical character in Cold War history. Whether it was using his shoe as a gavel at a meeting of the United Nations or complaining about not being allowed entrance into Disneyland, you have to admit Mr. Khrushchev brought light-hearted humor to the darkest days of the Cold War.

1 comment :

Jared said...

Presenting Mr. Gorbachev:

Soviet leaders are always good for a laugh!