My father was the leader of the Soviet Union – Part 1

Welcome to episode 25 of Cold War Conversations in partnership with The Cold War Museum

Now it’s not every day that I get to speak the son of a Soviet Premier on the podcast, but today I’m delighted to speak with Professor Sergei Khrushchev the son of Nikita Khrushchev who led the Soviet Union as the First Secretary of the Communist Party from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964.

In part 1 of this interview we talk about Professor Khrushchev’s early years, his relationship with his father, his father’s rise to power, the 1956 Hungarian Uprising as well the first international visits accompanying his father to the UK, East Germany and the USA.

Part 2 can be found here

If you are a member of the Cold War Conversations facebook discussion group you would have had the opportunity to provide questions for Professor Khrushchev – I’ve tried to include as many as I can, but apologies in advance if your questions didn’t make the final cut.


Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower


Khrushchev Denounces “Dictator” Stalin (1956)

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Visit To America

An Evening with Sergei Khrushchev

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