Friday, November 29, 2013

Khrushchev’s Kid

In 1960, Nakita Khrushchev, then in his late 60s, declared that, as old as he was, he hoped to see communist rule be established throughout the world.  Then Vice President Nixon retorted that Americans could hope that Khrushchev’s grandchildren would live long enough to see freedom.

In September of 1971, the man who said to the west, “We will bury you,” died and is buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow.  Two decades after that the world buried the Soviet Union (editorial comment: good riddance!!!)

P.S. Khrushchev’s son, Sergei Khrushchev, is a professor at Brown University in Rhode Island.

No comments: