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Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich(Encyclopedia)Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeyevich nyk´t syrg´yvch khrooschôf´ [key], 1894–1971, Soviet Communist leader, premier of the USSR (1958–64), and first secretary of the Communist party ...
Russian and Soviet Rulers since 1462(Encyclopedia)Russian and Soviet Rulers since 1462(including dates of rule)House of RurikIvan III (the Great), 1462–1505Vasily III, 1505–33Ivan IV (the Terrible), 1533–84Feodor I, 1584–98House of GodunovBor...
Suslov, Mikhail Andreyevich(Encyclopedia)Suslov, Mikhail Andreyevich mkhyl´ ndr´yvch sooslôf´ [key], 1902–82, Soviet politician and ideologist. A Communist party member since 1921, he rose to prominence in the party hie...
Malenkov, Georgi Maksimilianovich(Encyclopedia)Malenkov, Georgi Maksimilianovich gôr´g mäksmlyä´nvch mlynkôf´ [key], 1902–88, Soviet Communist leader. He rose to prominence through the party secretariat and was a trusted a...
Bulganin, Nikolai Aleksandrovich(Encyclopedia)Bulganin, Nikolai Aleksandrovich nykl´ lyksän´drvch boolgä´nyn [key], 1895–1975, Soviet military and political leader. He held posts in industrial management, was mayor of Mos...
Korolev, Sergei Pavlovich(Encyclopedia)Korolev, Sergei Pavlovich, 1907–66, Soviet rocket designer. His role as chief designer of the Soviet space program was revealed only after his death. After he successfully launched two intercontinen...
Shelepin, Aleksandr(Encyclopedia)Shelepin, Aleksandr lyksän´dr shl´pn [key], 1918–94, political leader in the Soviet Union. Active in the Young Communist League from the early 1940s, he later became its head (1952–...
Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich(Encyclopedia)Brezhnev, Leonid Ilyich lynd´ lych´ brzh´nf [key], 1906–82, Soviet leader. He joined (1931) the Communist party and rose steadily in its hierarchy. In 1952 he became a secretary of ...
Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich(Encyclopedia)Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich gôr´g knstnty´nvch zhoo´kôf [key], 1896–1974, Soviet marshal. He fought in the October Revolution (1917) and in the civil war (1918–20), which b...
Cuban Missile Crisis(Encyclopedia)Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, major cold war confrontation btween the United States and the Soviet Union. In response to the Bay of Pigs Invasion and other American actions against Cuba as well as to P...
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