Nikita Khrushchev

1894 - 1971

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Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (15 April [O.S. 3 April] 1894 – 11 September 1971) was a Soviet politician who served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and as chairman of the country's Council of Ministers from 1958 to 1964. During his rule, Khrushchev stunned the communist world with his denunciation of Stalin's crimes and began de-Stalinization. He sponsored the early Soviet space program, and enactment of relatively liberal reforms in domestic policy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikita Khrushchev has received more than 10,202,873 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Nikita Khrushchev is the 72nd most popular politician (down from 54th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Russia (down from 11th in 2019) and the 7th 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 72 out of 15,710Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Francisco Franco, Ronald Reagan, Ivan the Terrible, Richard I of England, and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim II, Napoleon III, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodosius I, and Mary I of England.

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Among people born in 1894, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Gavrilo Princip, Rudolf Hess, Edward VIII, Aldous Huxley, Maximilian Kolbe, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Georges Lemaître, Boris III of Bulgaria, Jean Renoir, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, and Norbert Wiener. Among people deceased in 1971, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 1After him are Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, and Arne Jacobsen.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 15 out of 2,688Before him are Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), and Ivan the Terrible (1530). After him are Ivan Pavlov (1849), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Kim Jong-il (1941), and Wassily Kandinsky (1866).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nikita Khrushchev ranks 7Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Vladimir Putin (1952), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), and Ivan the Terrible (1530). After him are Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Alexander III of Russia (1845), and Paul I of Russia (1754).