These are real, famous people, the Central Committee of the Soviet Union at the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953 -- though you have to wonder, did Nikita Khruschev
(Steve Buscemi)'s colleagues really put a ripe tomato in his pocket as a practical joke?
I must admit, until Russia's Nikita Khruschev
led us towards a potential nuclear disaster in 1962, the man my generation hated most on this planet - indeed, on planets everywhere - was an evil character who made my blood run cold whenever I saw that familiar menacing face.
Then there were the politicians: Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev
came to love Cliburn as a son, while U.
The world stood still that day, but two responsible world leaders - presidents Kennedy and Nikita Khruschev
- realised the position they were in, thankfully, and the Russian subs went back home.
At a crowded members-only opening Thursday evening, visitors chuckled at political dolls featuring Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin, (the largest doll,) Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, (with the birthmark on his head depicted), Nikita Khruschev
(with a shoe for pounding at the U.
Former USSR Communist leader Nikita Khruschev
once took off his shoe and started banging it on the table.
And who is a trivia expert, a guy who one moment is pointing out the joys of the Marx Brothers' "A Night at the Opera" (category: "Best Comedies") and the next is telling you about how, in a 1959 visit to America, Soviet premiere Nikita Khruschev
was denied entrance to Disneyland (category: "Best Recent Books Read.
The year when Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev
told the West: "We will bury you.
1958: Nikita Khruschev
ousted Prime Minister Bulganin to take power in the USSR.
It seemed clear in the United States that the timing had been heavily influenced by the fact that the Soviet premier, Nikita Khruschev
, was due to arrive in the US immediately afterwards, to be welcomed by President Eisenhower.
1959 Nikita Khruschev
was said to be livid after being denied a visit to Disneyland on his US tour.
In fact, he was last seen on April 19 - the day after a Soviet cruiser carrying Soviet leaders Nikita Khruschev
and Marshal Nikolai Bulganin arrived in Portsmouth harbour.