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Khrushchev

Data de nascimento: 3. Abril 1894
Data de falecimento: 11. Setembro 1971
Outros nomes:Никита Сергеевич Хрущев

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Nikita Serguêievitch Khrushchov foi secretário-geral do Partido Comunista da União Soviética entre 1953 e 1964 e líder político do mundo comunista até ser afastado do poder por sua perspectiva reformista e substituído na direção da URSS pelo político Leonid Brejnev.

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„Are you real men or some goddamned faggots?“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Said to avant-garde artists (Ely Bielutin and Ernst Neizvestny) during a visit to their exhibition (1 December 1962)

„Yes, today we have genuine Russian weather. Yesterday we had Swedish weather. I can't understand why your weather is so terrible. Maybe it is because you are immediate neighbours of NATO.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
At a Swedish-Soviet summit which began on March 30, 1956, in Moscow. The stenographed discussion was later published by the Swedish Government.as quoted in Raoul Wallenberg (1985) by Eric Sjöquist, p. 119

„The living will envy the dead.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
The attribution of this widely quoted remark about nuclear war to Khrushchev is disputed in Respectfully Quoted : A Dictionary of Quotations (1989) http://www.bartleby.com/73/1257.html. In Russia this quote is usually attributed to the translation of Treasure Island by Nikolay Chukovsky: "А те из вас, кто останется в живых, позавидуют мертвым!" ("Those of you who will be still alive will envy the dead", originally: "Them that die'll be the lucky ones"). http://www.chitaem-vmeste.ru/pages/material.php?article=89&

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„I am very glad to hear this, since I come from the Ukraine. From now on I can sleep peacefully. I will immediately telegraph my daughter in Kiev.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Khrushchev's reply when the Swedish prime minister Erlander assured him that Sweden had no intention of repeating the 1709 Battle of Poltava in eastern Ukraine between Russia and Sweden. From a Swedish-Soviet summit which began on March 30, 1956, in Moscow, as quoted in Raoul Wallenberg (1985) by Eric Sjöquist, p. 125

„Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Comment on the construction of a bridge in Belgrade (22 August 1963), quoted in Chicago Tribune (22 August 1963) "Khrushchev Needles Peking"

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„I happened to read recently a remark by the American nuclear physicist W. Davidson, who noted that the explosion of one hydrogen bomb releases a greater amount of energy than all the explosions set off by all countries in all wars known in the entire history of mankind. And he, apparently, is right.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Address to the United Nations, New York City (September 18, 1959), as reported by The New York Times (September 19, 1959), p. 8. The physicist quoted was eventually found to be William Davidon, associate physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois.

„Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
"The Cult of the Individual and Its Consequences" (24 February 1956), quoted in Lend Me Your Ears (2004) by William Safire

„Berlin is the testicle of the West. When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin.“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Aug. 24, 1963, speech in Yugoslavia<!-- published where? -->

„Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will dig you in. (.)“

—  Nikita Khrushchev
Remark to western ambassadors during a diplomatic reception in Moscow (18 November 1956) as quoted in Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Statesman, 1953-1964, Penn State Press, 2007, (2007) by Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, p. 893

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