Learn about the leaders of the soviet union vladimir lenin 1917-1922 joseph stalin 1922- 1953 georgy malenkov 1953-1955 nikita khrushchev 1953 - 1964 leonid brezhnev 1964 - 1982 yuri andropov. Joseph stalin was born iosif vissarionovich dzhugashvili on december 21, 1879, in gori, georgia, a part of czarist russia's empire in western asia (a czar is a ruler who exercises unlimited power over the people. It was the first since the death of josef stalin in 1953, but almost nothing was said about the dead leader until, in closed session on the 25th, 1,500 delegates and many invited visitors listened to an amazing speech by nikita khrushchev, first secretary of the party, on ‘the personality cult and its consequences. Also famous for denouncing stalin and allowed criticism of stalin within russia he served as first secretary of the communist party of the soviet union from 1953 to 1964, following the death of joseph stalin, and chairman of the council of ministers from 1958 to 1964. Under cover of night, stalin's body was removed and buried beside the kremlin wall in 1961, eight years after joseph stalin death but vladimir lenin remained on display through the cold war, through the end of communist party rule and through the breakup of the soviet union in late 1991.
Moscow — the phrase was too toxic even for nikita khrushchev, a war-hardened veteran communist not known for squeamishness as leader of the soviet union, he demanded an end to the use of the. The khrushchev “thaw” is an unofficial name of the period in the history of the ussr after the death of joseph stalin (from 1953 to 1964) the expression “thaw” comes from the title of the short story written by illya ehrenburg. This work is in the public domain in russia according to article 1281 of book iv of the civil code of the russian federation no 230-fz of december 18, 2006 and article 6 of law no 231-fz of the russian federation of december 18, 2006 (the implementation act for book iv of the civil code of the russian federation) usually:  the author of this work died before january 1, 1942.
Six months after the death of soviet leader joseph stalin, nikita khrushchev succeeds him with his election as first secretary of the communist party of the soviet unionborn into a ukrainian. Originally broadcast in 1963, this nbc news program examines the historical events surrounding the death of joseph stalin, and the struggle for succession to the leadership of the soviet union. As soviet leader nikita khrushchev stood on the podium, a hush fell over the room it was 25 february 1956 – 60 years ago to the day – and the country's highest-ranking communist party members. Sept 13, 1953: nikita khrushchev was appointed soviet premier six months after the death of tyrant joseph stalin on this day in 1953 the miner’s son, who rose to prominence while serving in the defence of stalingrad during world war ii, would later denounce his former boss as a murderous dictator.
Joseph stalin was the general secretary of the communist party and the soviet union’s sole leader from 1924 until his death in 1953 one of the most controversial and enigmatic figures in russian history, he is still the subject of fierce discussions and assessments. That khrushchev was so instrumental in beria’s execution and ultimately succeeded stalin as soviet leader only adds to the speculation, leaving gaping holes in an important moment of modern. In the power struggle triggered by stalin's death in 1953, khrushchev, after several years, emerged victorious on february 25, 1956, at the 20th party congress , he delivered the secret speech , denouncing stalin's purges and ushering in a less repressive era in the soviet union. After stalin died in 1953, four men joined together to lead the country: georgi malenkov, lavrenti beria, vyacheslav molotov, and nikita khrushchev as head of the kgb , beria was perceived as a threat to the other three, and they arranged for his execution. The myth of stalin’s death is often given by people wishing to point out how stalin seemed to escape all legal and moral punishment for his many crimes whereas fellow dictator mussolini was shot by partisans and hitler was forced to kill himself, stalin lived out his natural life.
After stalin's death was announced, huge, weeping crowds filled moscow's streets, while his embalmed body was placed alongside lenin in the red square mausoleum the country that he had ravaged continued to honor him--but only for a time in february of 1956 his successor, nikita krushchev. Destalinization was the process begun by nikita khrushchev, following the death of former russian dictator joseph stalin in march 1953, of first discrediting stalin and then reforming soviet russia leading to large numbers being released from imprisonment in gulags, a temporary thaw in the cold war. Nikita khrushchev was born in 1894 as the son of a coal-miner, in kalinovka, a village near russia’s border with ukraine he started working at an early age, first as a shepherd, and then at factories and coal mines in eastern ukraine.
Khrushchev and others recalled long after stalin's death that they had dined with him until the early hours of march 1 his and most other reports state that stalin was later found sprawled. Nikita khrushchev was leader of the soviet union from 1953-1964 after the death of former leader joseph stalin in 1957, khrushchev was premier of the ussr irina spalko was aware that khrushchev was not as interested in psychism to the extent that his predecessor, joseph stalin, had been but. Almost immediately after stalin's death in 1953, a process of general relaxation of controls, a thaw in the frozen landscape of stalinism, began to emerge without much fanfare, labor camp inmates were released, and the power of the secret police was dramatically downgraded. The death of stalin is a 2017 political satire comedy film written and directed by armando iannucci and co-written by david schneider, ian martin and peter fellows.