Dr. Sergei Khrushchev
Dr. Sergei Khrushchev
Author, Educator, Lecturer and Son of the Late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev


As a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Dr. Sergei Khrushchev focuses his research on the former Soviet Union’s transition from a centralized to a decentralized society, as well as its transformation from a central to a market economy and its international security during this transition. One of his points of interest is the creation of a criminal society in Russia as a consequence of the mistakes in the early stages of market reformation. He is also interested in the history of the Cold War and the turning points in relations between the US and the Soviet Union in the Khrushchev, Eisenhower, and Kennedy periods. Another focus of Dr. Khrushchev’s interests is the history of Soviet missiles and space development, in which he played an active role, from 1958-1968.

Dr. Sergei Khrushchev has been a Senior Fellow since 1996 and a Senior Visiting Scholar from 1991-1996 at the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies. In 1990, he was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University...


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American and Russian Identities
Why don't Americans understand Russians? What distinguishes Russian civilization from American civilization...
The Cold Warrior Triangle: Eisenhower - Khrushchev - Kennedy
For those interested in the history of the Cold War, Khrushchev helps audiences understand what the...
The Future of Capitalism and Democracy in Russia
Sergei Khrushchev gives audiences the benefit of his insider's perspective on Russia - its politics...
The Soviet Road to the Moon
Sergei not only frequently discussed the Soviet space program with his father, he was personally involved...

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