This challenge to Kim's rule joined similar ambitions to de-Stalinize
communist administrations in Hungary and Poland.
Did the Kennedy-McNamara nuclear roulette over Cuba help Khrushchev to de-Stalinize
, or did it help Brezhnev to overthrow Khrushchev?
By repudiating the fraudulent charges on which Bukharin was tried and condemned to death by Stalin at the 1938 Moscow trial, Gorbachev has linked his campaign to de-Stalinize
the Soviet system to an alternative historical model of socialism initiated by Lenin and elaborated by Bukharin.