Nikita Khrushchev -||- The New Russia -||- The Cold War
~~~To The Khrushchev Era-~~~
So who was the new leader of Russia?
Khrushchev was from Kalnikova, a small town near the Ukrainian border. He was born a poor peasant. He had little education, and did some mining and industry work prior to joining the Bolshevik party in 1918. There, he served as a Red Army Commissar in the Civil War. During the purges, he climbed high and quickly. His gift for survival was really out of his great tolerance for vodka. It was one of Stalin's tacticts to get his colleagues extremely drunk and then hear what they really thought of him from their own lips.
As a result, Khrushchev had his own roles in the terrors and purges. In his time, he was Party Secretary for the capital, then for the Ukraine, and then was a political Commissar during the Second World War where he fought in Stalingrad. Anyone seen Enemy at the Gates? Look out for the guy who says "My name is Nikita Sergeivich Khruschev". He's really funny.
Yes, as you can see, we did not go into Khrushchev a lot so I'm having a difficult time writing. It feels wrong because there's little information. Well, if you find that there really is more in what's given to you, then blame me. Why? because I can't really remember the Khrushchev Era that well.