|Born|| April 15, 1894 |
Kalinovka, Kursk Governorate, Russian Empire
|Title||General Secretary of the CPSU|
Nikita Khrushchev is the current Premier of what remains of the Soviet Union. He was a Commissar during the Second World War before taking the helm of the leadership of the USSR in which he denounced his predecessor Joseph Stalin. Initially, he advocated reconciliatory policies towards the West in what he called "peaceful co-existence." However, relations with the United States would gradually sour after the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the latter with the discovery of Soviet Nuclear weapons on the island of Cuba. The United States would then invade Cuba, prompting Soviet military intervention. This resulted in the Great Nuclear War of 1962, killing millions worldwide and destroying much of Western civilization. Khrushchev escaped the destruction of Moscow and relocated to Siberia in the Russian Far East, where he would continue to lead the the remnant USSR in the years that followed World War III.