Nikita Khrushchev

1894 - 1971

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Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (15 April [O.S. 3 April] 1894 – 11 September 1971) was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and Chairman of the Council of Ministers (premier) from 1958 to 1964. During his rule, Khrushchev stunned the communist world with his denunciation of his predecessor Joseph Stalin's crimes and embarked on a policy of de-Stalinization with his key ally Anastas Mikoyan. He sponsored the early Soviet space program and the enactment of moderate reforms in domestic policy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikita Khrushchev has received more than 15,574,640 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Nikita Khrushchev is the 70th most popular politician (down from 53rd in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Russia (up from 12th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Politician.

Nikita Khrushchev was the Soviet Premier from 1953 to 1964. He is most famous for his speech at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956, where he denounced the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.

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Among politicians, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 70 out of 19,576Before him are Richard I of England, Selim II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Leon Trotsky, and Fidel Castro. After him are Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Benjamin Franklin, Narendra Modi, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Nicholas II of Russia, and Mehmed the Conqueror.

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Among people born in 1894, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Gavrilo Princip, Rudolf Hess, Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maximilian Kolbe, Georges Lemaître, John Ford, Boris III of Bulgaria, Moshe Sharett, and Jean Renoir. Among people deceased in 1971, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, Paul Karrer, György Lukács, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Hermann Hoth, and Arne Tiselius.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 11 out of 3,761Before him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Peter the Great (1672). After him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ivan the Terrible (1530), and Boris Yeltsin (1931).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 5Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), and Peter the Great (1672). After him are Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Yuri Andropov (1914).