The Dictator Files: Nikita Khrushchev

Can you name these facts about the Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev?
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What series of political reforms did he implement after the death of Joseph Stalin?
De-Stalinization
Which of Soviet Union's republics was he the leader of?
Ukraine
In what war did he fight as a lieutenant general?
World War II
What did he rename the city of Stalingrad to?
Volgograd
In what country did he position nuclear weapons - which triggered a crisis in 1962?
Cuba
Who was the first human ever in the space?
Yuri Gagarin
What symbolic structure did he approve to be constructed in 1961?
Berlin Wall
What country revolted against the Soviet Union in 1956 - but was brutally suppressed?
Hungary
What phrase did he use while addressing Western ambassadors in Moscow in 1956?
We will bury you
What was the name of the report he made about criticising the reign of Stalin?
Secret Speech
Who did he organize an ouster of in 1955 - the supposedly successor of Stalin?
Georgi Malenkov
With what other communist country did he break relations between 1956–1966?
China
What did he famously bang on the delegate-desk in his speech at the
UN General Assembly in 1960?
His Shoe
In what 1960 incident was an American spy plane shot down by Soviet Union?
U-2 incident
In what period during his reign were repression and censorship relaxed?
Khrushchev Thaw
What was his 1953 plan to boost Soviet Union's agricultural production?
Virgin Lands
What magazine named him the "Person of the Year" in 1957?
Time Magazine
Who succeeded him after he was forced to resign as the Soviet Union's leader?
Leonid Brezhnev
What actor in "Boardwalk Empire" portrayed him in the comedy "The Death of Stalin"?
Steve Buscemi
What medical condition did he die of in 1971?
Heart Attack
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