NIKITA KHRUSHCHEV: FROM THE MANEZH TO CUBA

Genre
History of the XX century
Number of episodes
1
Length
52

If you live among wolves, you have to act like a wolf, wrote Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union political leader. One of the XX centurys most contradictory political figures, he exposed and denounced Stalinism while actively growing his own personality cult. He brought down the Iron Curtain, and became a key player in the Cuban Missile Crisis negotiating a peaceful conflict resolution. Stopping the military escalation in Cuba forestalled the outbreak of a third world war. Removed from office and fallen from grace, Khrushchev dictated his memoirs and secretly sent them to the West. Recently uncovered in the USA, these materials form the basis of the film...

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