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Nikita Khrushchev Collection

Nikita Khrushchev, a prominent figure in Soviet history, played an influential role during his time as the leader of the USSR

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Khrushchev And Castro

Khrushchev And Castro
New York, New York: September 20, 1960 A jovial greeting takes place between Cubas Prime MInister Fidel Castro and Soviet Unions Premier Nikita Khrushchev when they met at the United Nations today

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Krushchev, Tereshkova, Nikolayev, Gagarin

Krushchev, Tereshkova, Nikolayev, Gagarin
The politician and the cosmonauts: (left to right) Khrushchev, Valentina Tereshkova, Adrian Nikolayev & Yuri Gagarin in Red Square, Moscow

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: US Newspaper article on Russian space age

US Newspaper article on Russian space age
US newspaper article on Russian space age. Article printed in the Huntsville Times on 17th November 1957 about the Russian space age

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev, May 1, 1932, 1932

Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev, May 1, 1932, 1932. Found in the collection of State Museum of the Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Soviet leaders visit the flower-decked bier of Stalin in Moscows Hall of Columns. Behind the chief

Soviet leaders visit the flower-decked bier of Stalin in Moscows Hall of Columns. Behind the chief mourners were Molotov, Kruschev, Mikoyan, Bulganin, Zhukov, Voroshilov, Beria and Malenkov, . From

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Moscow. November 7, 1957, 1957

Moscow. November 7, 1957, 1957
Moscow. November 7, 1957

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Moscow. April 1962, 1962

Moscow. April 1962, 1962
Moscow. April 1962

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Portrait of the Politician Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, 1951. Artist: Ivan Semyonovich Sorokin

Portrait of the Politician Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, 1951. Artist: Ivan Semyonovich Sorokin
Portrait of the Politician Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, 1951. Khrushchev (1894-1971) joined the Communist Party in 1918, rising through the party ranks to become a member of the Politburo in 1939

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in New York, USA, September 1960

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in New York, USA, September 1960. Khrushchev (1894-1971) on the balcony of the Russian United Nations delegation headquarters

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: American National Exhibition, Moscow, USSR, 1959

American National Exhibition, Moscow, USSR, 1959. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971) samples a cup of Pepsi-Cola watched by US Vice-President Ricard Nixon (1913-1994)

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: The signing ceremony of the Belgrade Declaration, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 2 July 1955

The signing ceremony of the Belgrade Declaration, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 2 July 1955. The signing of the Declaration by Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980)

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Arrival of the Soviet delegation in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 26 May 1955

Arrival of the Soviet delegation in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 26 May 1955. Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980) (saluting) stands alongside Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Kennedy And Khrushchev Meet

Kennedy And Khrushchev Meet
Vienna, Austria: June 3, 1961 President Kenndy and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev meet at the American ambassadors residence in Vienna

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Khrushchev At United Nations

Khrushchev At United Nations
New York, New York: September 23, 1960 Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev speaks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Krushchev At United Nations

Krushchev At United Nations
New York, New York: 1960. Nikita Khrushchev makes a point by pounding his fists on the table at the United Nations. Andrei Gromyko is practicing at his left

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Nikita khrushchev and joseph stalin, may 1, 1932

Nikita khrushchev and joseph stalin, may 1, 1932

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: The kitchen debate, vice-president richard nixon cutting the ribbon at the opening of the american

The kitchen debate, vice-president richard nixon cutting the ribbon at the opening of the american exhibition in sokolniki park in moscow, 1959

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Nikita khrushchev, accompanied by a, mikoyan, suslov (behind khrushchev, left)

Nikita khrushchev, accompanied by a, mikoyan, suslov (behind khrushchev, left), and trofim lysenko (wearing cap)
Nikita khrushchev, accompanied by a, mikoyan, suslov (behind khrushchev, left), and trofim lysenko (wearing cap, left) on a visit to the scientific-experimental base lenin hills of the institute of

Background imageNikita Khrushchev Collection: Nikita khrushchev speaking with the press at the soviet mission in glen cove, new york, october 1960

Nikita khrushchev speaking with the press at the soviet mission in glen cove, new york, october 1960


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Nikita Khrushchev, a prominent figure in Soviet history, played an influential role during his time as the leader of the USSR. Known for his close relationship with Fidel Castro, Khrushchev's alliance with Cuba shaped Cold War politics. Additionally, he was instrumental in propelling Soviet space exploration forward by supporting cosmonauts like Valentina Tereshkova and Andriyan Nikolayev, as well as Yuri Gagarin who became the first man to journey into outer space. Khrushchev's political career began much earlier when he worked alongside Joseph Stalin in 1932. Their visit to Stalin's flower-decked bier at Moscow's Hall of Columns showcased their loyalty and marked a significant moment in their partnership. In November 1957, Moscow witnessed another pivotal event as Khrushchev led celebrations on the anniversary of the October Revolution. The atmosphere was electric as citizens gathered to commemorate this historic day. A portrait from 1951 captures Khrushchev's image as a politician beautifully painted by Ivan Semyonovich Sorokin. This artwork serves as a testament to his influence and presence during that era. Khrushchev also made waves internationally when he visited New York City in September 1960. His trip coincided with the American National Exhibition held in Moscow the previous year, where tensions between East and West were palpable. One of Khrushchev's notable achievements was signing the Belgrade Declaration on July 2nd, 1955. This agreement solidified relations between Yugoslavia and the USSR while promoting peace among nations. The arrival of the Soviet delegation in Belgrade on May 26th, 1955 further emphasized Khrushchev's commitment to international diplomacy and collaboration. Finally, an American newspaper article highlighting Russia's advancements in space technology showcases how Khrushchev spearheaded efforts to surpass the United States in this new frontier.