- Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich 1894-1971. Soviet politician. A Stalin loyalist inside 1930s, he had been appointed very first assistant regarding the Communist Party in 1953. As Soviet premier (1958-1964) he denounced Stalin (1956), thwarted the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, and enhanced his country's picture overseas. He had been deposed (1964) for his failure to ascertain missiles in Cuba (1962) and improve the Soviet economic climate.
- English transliteration of the Russian surname Хрущёв (Xruščóv).
- Soviet statesman and top-quality who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)