Sergei Khrushchev

Sergei Khrushchev

Sergei Nikitich Khrushchev (In Russian: Серrей Никитич Хрущёв), son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, now resides in the United States where he is a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Khrushchev holds several advanced engineering degrees. From the Ukrainian Academy of Science, he earned his Soviet doctoral degree, and he earned a Ph.D. from the Moscow Technical University. In addition, he earned an M.A. degree with distinction from the Moscow Electric Power Institute. He also holds an "occasional" professorship at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, meaning he is not a full-time professor (though he was for some time), but does teach there fairly often.

Prior to emigrating from the Soviet Union, Dr. Khrushchev worked in various high-level engineering positions. From 1968 to 1991, he served at the Control Computer Institute in Moscow, where he rose from section head to first deputy director in charge of research. From the years 1958 to 1968, Dr. Khrushchev worked as an engineer, then later as a deputy section head in charge of guidance systems for missile and space design. In this capacity, he worked on cruise missiles for submarine craft, military and research spacecraft, moon vehicles, and the "Proton" space booster.

He often speaks to American audiences to share his memories of the "other" side of the Cold War.


On July 12 1999, he and his wife, Valentina, became naturalized citizens of the United States. Sergei's son, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, by a prior marriage, a Russian journalist, died on February 22 2007, aged 47, from a stroke.


*Sergei Khrushchev, "Khrushchev on Khrushchev – An Inside Account of the Man and His Era, by His Son, Sergei Khrushchev", edited and translated by William Taubman, Little, Brown, and Company, 1990, ISBN 0-316-49194-2
*Sergei Khrushchev, "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower", Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000, hardcover: ISBN 0-271-01927-1, softcover: ISBN 0-271-02170-5
*Sergei Khrushchev, "Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev: Reformer, 1945-1964", Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006, hardcover: ISBN 0-271-02861-0

External links

* "Critical Review" [ evaluations] of Professor Khrushchev
* [ Professor Khrushchev's page and biographical sketch at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies]
* [ Photographs from exhibit at the Brown University Library - "Khrushchev and Khrushchev: from the Kremlin to Brown University: Sergei Khrushchev"]
* [ Transcript of a CNN interview with Dr. Sergei Khrushchev]
* [ Biographical sketch on Dr. Khrushchev at Premiere Speakers Bureau]
* [ Interview with Dr. Khrushchev in conjunction with the CNN series "Cold War"]
* [ Webcast from the National Public Radio of December 2001 appearance of Dr. Khrushchev at the National Press Club]
* [ Page on Dr. Khrushchev at the Internet Movie Database]
* [ Interview with Dr. Khrushchev at]
* [ Transcript of a October 1997 discussion on the Cuban Missile Crisis on the PBS program Newshour, in which Dr. Khrushchev was one of the speakers]
* [ Review of Dr. Khrushchev's book "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower" in the Fall 2001 issue of the journal "Demokratizatsiya"]

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