Thursday January 22 | Sergei Khrushchev on Russia

January 21, 2009 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Coming Up | 3 Comments

The son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev will join us to talk about the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Sputnik, Russia after Putin and the current state of the relationship between Russia and the U.S.
Dr. Sergei Khrushchev – Son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute of International Studies, Brown University.

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  1. Mike,

    Very surprised you let Mr. Krushchev get a way with his remark about the Soviet Union in WW II.

    He said words to the effect the USSR was not involved early in the war like the USA. Baloney!
    The USSR was allied with the Nazis from the start of the war and helped them conquer Poland. They were also at the time attacking Finland.

    They only became our ally in 1941. When you said Roosevelt shook hands with Joe Stalin, you should have said he shook hands with the devil. You also said the USa and USSR divided up Germany. Well, the British and French, our main Europen allies, also had sectors of occupation and life for the Germans on the western side of the Elbe was far better than on the other.

    Shame on you for letting this sharp operator get away with his comment. Shame on you again for your lack of knowledge.

    James B. Ronan II
    Lake Wylie

  2. Mike was polite. Sergei Krushchev proved to be the former housepet of the late IBM executive Tom Watson. Krushchev came to Brown U. as his Soviet Computer Institute was being abolished. The only thing I liked about him is that he refuses to visit Disneyland (because his father couldn’t go there in the 50s). Information about his father seemed limited. Why would offspring of former political leaders be considered notable?

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