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 (kro͝osh′chĕf, -chôf, KHro͞o-shchyôf′), Nikita Sergeyevich 1894-1971.
Soviet politician who served as first secretary of the Communist Party (1953-1964) and Soviet premier (1958-1964). He denounced Stalin (1956), thwarted the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and improved his country's image abroad but was deposed (1964) for his perceived weakness in dealing with the West and his failure to improve the Soviet economy.


(kruːsˈtʃɒf; ˈkrʊstʃɒf; Russian xruˈʃtʃɔf)
(Biography) Nikita Sergeyevich (niˈkitə sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1894–1971, Soviet statesman; premier of the Soviet Union (1958–64). After Stalin's death he became first secretary of the Soviet Communist Party (1953–64) and initiated a policy to remove the influence of Stalin (1956). As premier, he pursued a policy of peaceful coexistence with the West, but alienated Communist China


(ˈkrʊʃ tʃɛf, -tʃɔf, ˈkruʃ-)

Nikita S(ergeyevich), 1894–1971, premier of the U.S.S.R. 1958–64.
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Noun1.Khrushchev - Soviet statesman and premier who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)
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