Tag: Khrushchev

Khrushchev’s War on Religion

The period of “de-Stalinization” led by the Soviet Union’s new leader, Nikita Khrushchev was marked by a rolling back of many of Stalin’s most oppressive and brutal policies. However, one place in which Khrushchev strongly contradicted this trend was in his treatment of the Orthodox Church and religion in general. After a period of toleration […]

Corn and Communism Are All That Matter

Communism and economics are two intertwined terms that have their own well known definitions but just as not every capitalist economy is the same the Soviets after Stalin had their own economic interests. Khrushchev’s public economic policies was heavily focused on the production of food. First his Virgin Lands Campaign then his Corn campaign, both […]

Coon Rapids?

Who was the first leader of the Soviet Union to visit the Unites States of America? That’s right it was Nikita Khrushchev along with his family, even his son-in-law Alexei Adzhubei back in 1959, from September 15th to the 27th of the same month.  And Khrushchev saw all the sights to see in America, he visited the … Continue reading Coon Rapids?

Rain Makes Corn

One of Khrushchev’s primary goals upon taking control was to find a better source of fodder for the Soviet Union  To achieve this, Khrushchev looked towards America and their corn industry.  Khrushchev saw how well corn worked as a feed crop for America and began to popularize it in his own country.  The USSR went crazy […]

The Corn Man

Following the virgin lands program, Nikita Khrushchev was looking for a solution for the soviet’s livestock issues. To increase yields, Garsts Khrushchev began a campaign to promote corn as a feed crop. In 1959 he toured middle America to witness Corn production in the united states. I think the nature of the campaign is best …

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Everybody’s a critic: Khrushchev’s thoughts on art

In 1956 Khrushchev brought the “thaw” to the Soviet Union. The thaw was a policy of de-Stalinization which relaxed censorship and released millions of prisoners from the Gulag labor camps. In the following year Khrushchev asserted the importance of art remaining in line with the Soviet realist style in his article, “For a Close Tie between …

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The Ear-Resistible Crop

It is laid out in the thirteenth chapter of Gregory Freeze’s book, Russia A History, that Khrushchev was not the most likely successor to Stalin; However, he had a great attribute in his ability to relate to the common folk through his concern for popular welfare (409). Khrushchev, after taking power, implemented agricultural reforms specifically …

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Soviet Successors

On March 5, 1953 Soviet Russian leader Joseph Stalin died after suffering from a brain hemorrhage 4 days earlier. Stalin, who rose through the ranks under the leadership of Vladimir Lenin and became the leader of the Soviet Union shortly after World War I in 1922, left behind a government that faced the difficult task … Continue reading Soviet Successors

The New Boss

When Stalin suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that would lead to his death in early March of 1953, a total it set off a bloody struggle of control that would entirely new direction of the government and the country. Stalin’s death is regrettably ironic when Stalin needed help the most the complex bureaucracy prevented him from …

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