March 27th 1958: Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier
On this day in 1958, Nikita Khrushchev became head of the government of the Soviet Union. Khrushchev served as Premier of the world’s first
Communist state from 1958 to 1964. He, along with Lenin and Stalin, are
the only Premiers to also have been party leader simultaneously. Under
Khrushchev, Russia was partially de-Stalinised, which was a core policy of the Premier who vociferously denounced his predecessor’s dangerous ‘cult of personality’. However, the accession of Khrushchev did not ease the tensions of the Cold War, and during his tenure Russia escalated its space program to compete with the United States in the ‘Space Race’. Russia had successfully launched the first satellite - Sputnik 1 - in 1957, but now sought to put a man in space, which they did in 1961. It was also under Khrushchev that the Cold War came the closest to breaking out into fully fledged war, with the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1963. Khrushchev was
deposed by party colleagues in 1964 and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev as
First Secretary of the Communist Party and by Alexei Kosygin as Premier.
SALEX REWATCH → 2.08 ➝ ”You want my angle? There it is. And since apparently the normal rules of attraction don’t apply to you, and you insist on some sort of trade or price to be paid for my good deed, there it is. A kiss.”
This drinking horn was given to the United States by Nikita Khrushchev when he was Premier of the USSR. It is made from a bovine horn, silver, and niello.
Discover more gifts between nations at the Friendship Between Nations Family Day! This event is tomorrow, March 28th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Boeing Learning Center at the National Archives in Washington, DC. You can find more information about this event on the events page at http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/events/#blc2.
Hey #Nikita, (LFN) fans, we will be doing a special trend in Honour of the late Alberta Watson. Please join us if you can on Friday 3/27/15 8pm/EST. The trend will be ‘Forever In Our Hearts Alberta Watson’. It’d mean so much if y’all participated to help us do this as a family. If you can’t and you’d really want to, you can talk to Julie (perfectlycosmic) or (kickassnikita) and she could help you schedule your tweets. Alberta was an amazing woman and though she left so quietly, we want the world to know that her presence will always be felt and cherished amongst the people whose lives she touched with her incomparable talent, grace, beauty and all-round awesomeness. Thanks.
Under the cut there are #298 Gifs of Shane West. He is best known for his work on Nikita and A walk to Remember. None of the following gifs are mine, full credit goes to their makers. I just hoard them. Please reblog or like if you use, they take a looong time to put together!