Union two times over, while the Soviet Union had enough atomic weapons to wipe out the United States only once. ( See also Khrushchevs secret speech.) Khrushchevs rule was not without its dark sideincluding an intensified persecution of religion. Remarks during a Hollywood luncheon (19 September 1959"d in New York Times (20 September 1959) "Text of Khrushchev Debate With Skouras". Order of Lenin in 1935. Khrushchev's remarks on his unfriendly reception in California while on a United States Tour. Said during a late night visit to a sauna with Finland's president Kekkonen in June 1957.
2 "You Americans are so gullible. The attribution of this widely"d remark about nuclear war to Khrushchev is disputed in Respectfully"d : A Dictionary of"tions (1989). Without wishing to trade hyperbole with the Chairman, I do suggest that he reminds me of the tiger hunter who has picked a place on the wall to hang the tiger's skin long before he his caught the tiger. Eisenhower, brought Soviet-American relations to a new high. At the same time, Khrushchevs rough empathy with the Soviet people resulted in concessions to a consumer economy and in a general relaxation of security controls, which had equally far-reaching effects. Throughout the 1990s, increased access to party and state archives in Russia produced a steady stream of publications relating to Khrushchevs careerand with them an inevitable reassessment of the peasant statesman, flawed though he was, whose courage in revealing the crimes of the past would. A year later Khrushchev was made a candidate member of the Politburo and sent to Kiev as first secretary of the Ukrainian party organization. Kennedy 's 13th News Conferences on June 28, 1961 John Source:.