Khrushchev Speech - The Secret Speech

Khrushchev Speech - The Secret Speech - Victor Kalivas HIST...

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Victor Kalivas HIST 100 - Pine Friday, March 28, 2008 Khrushchev Speech - The Secret Speech -1 This source is a speech by Khrushchev, given to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. It is called “The Secret Speech” and was given on February 25, 1956. In the speech, Khrushchev chastises the former Soviet leader Stalin, telling the communist party that Stalin perverted the principles of Marxism and Leninism, placing himself as some sort of god that ruled the Soviet Union, but in fact Marx and Lenin were against a thought of the individual, and that everything was supposed to be done for the community. Khrushchev called Stalin’s rule a “Cult of Personality,” and went on to explain that there was much that needed to be done to restore greatness to the Soviet Union, which was taken away from it during Stalin’s rule. I got this source from this website: www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1956khrushchev-secret1.htm, which is a sort of archive, and can be assumed to be reliable. This is important to historians because they see that many did not agree with the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 103 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Richmond.

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