Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

Soviet Communist Party Leader, Premier of the Soviet Union
Born: 17 April, 1894 in Kalinovka, Kursk Region. A lifelong Communist Party worker, he joined the party in 1918, gradually rising up its ranks. From 1938 until March 1947 and again December 1947 until 1949, he was the First Secretary of the Ukrainian Communist Party. During WW II he was a high ranking political commissar, attaining the rank of Lieutenant-General in 1943. He won the power struggle that followed the death of Stalin and from September 1953 until October 1964 was First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (the de-facto ruler of the Country). From 1958 until October 1964 he was also officially the Premier of the Soviet Union. During his official travels in the area, he used the house as his residence.
He became the only Soviet leader to be forced out of office but not shot afterwards. According to the official "Soviet Encyclopedia", during his time in office he committed the errors of "subjectivity" and "volunteerism". Western Kremlin watchers generally believe that he was ousted primarily because the Americans out-maneuvered him in the Cuban missile crisis. Nikita Khrushchev died on 11 September, 1971 in Moscow.