Nikita Khrushchev

Birth Name: Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Date of Birth: 15 April (O.S. 3 April), 1894

Place of Birth: Kalinovka, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire (now Russia)

Date of Death: 11 September, 1971

Place of Death: Central Clinical Hospital, Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (now Russia)

Ethnicity: Russian

Nikita Khrushchev was a Russian politician. He led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War, having served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, from 7 September, 1953 to 14 October, 1964, and Premier of the Soviet Union, from 27 March, 1958 to 14 October, 1964. He was also First Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine (Bolsheviks), from 27 January, 1938 to 3 March, 1947, and again, from 26 December, 1947 to 16 December, 1949. He was Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 1957.

Nikita was the son of Ksenia Ivanovna (Khudyakova) and Sergei Nikanorovich Khrushchev, a railwayman, a miner, and brick factory labourer. His parents were peasants. His father was often employed in Donbas, where Nikita was partly raised.

Nikita was married to Yefrosinia Ivanovna Pisareva, until her death, and then to Nina Petrovna (Kukharchuk) Khrushcheva, until his death. He had two children, including fight pilot Leonid Khrushchev, with Yefrosinia; and three, including engineer Sergei Khrushchev, with Nina. Leonid was killed in WWII. His great-granddaughter is Russian-American professor Nina Khrushcheva, who is his legal granddaughter; he adopted her mother, who was his granddaughter.

Nikita’s paternal grandfather was Nikanor Sergeevich Khrushchev (the son of Sergei Fedorovich Khrushchev and Uliyana Ermolaeva). Sergei was the son of Feodor Fomich Khrushchev.

Nikita’s maternal grandfather was named Ivan Khudyakov.

Source: Genealogy of Nikita Khrushchev –

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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