Special Sub-Topic: The Khrushchev Era (1953-1964)
|Who preceeded Khrushchev as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of Russia?|
Malenkov. Malenkov preceded Khrushchev for a short period. Brezhnev succeded Khrushchev.
|What was the agricultural problem facing Khrushchev?|
All of these (Productivity was low, Lack of farm animals, Farmers had low incomes). The Russian farmers also faced high taxes. Farmers had low income due to low state procurement prices.
|Which of these was one of Khrushchev's main policies? |
De-Stalinisation. De-Stalinisation was taken up to allow Russia to move forward after Stalin's reign.
|Which of Stalin's policies did Khrushchev continue?|
Persecution of religion. It was the lowered military budget that led to Khrushchev losing the support of the army.
|Which of these was one of Khrushchev's new agricultural policies?|
Cultivation of the "virgin lands". The "virgin lands" were an area of unfarmed land in western Siberia and northern Kazakhstan.
|Which of these was the main reason for the failure of the cultivation of the "virgin lands"?|
Wind erosion. 13,000 square miles of the "virgin lands" lost their topsoil in 1960 alone.
|Khrushchev introduced a minimum wage.|
t. Most workers, however, earned more than the minimum wage. Also the diet of the urban workers improved considerably.
|In his reign did Khrushchev promote hostilities towards the West?|
y. The Cuban missile crisis can definately be seen as hostilities towards the West as it brought the world to the brink of nuclear armageddon.
|Was Khrushchev killed after he left power?|
n. Khrushchev lived on until he died of natural causes seven years after he left power.
|Who succeeded Khrushchev as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?|
Brezhnev. Both Stalin and Lenin were dead by this point. Gorbachev came to power in Russia much later.
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