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Nikita Khrushchev (Russian: Никита Хрущев) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964 after the death of former leader Joseph Stalin.

Biography[]

In 1957, Nikita Khrushchev was premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Irina Spalko was aware that Khrushchev was not as interested in psychism to the extent that his predecessor, Joseph Stalin, had been but was confident that the Crystal Skull of Akator would change his mind.[1]

That year, Marshall College students held a protest against Communism, during which they carried signs that included caricatures of Khrushchev. Mutt Williams and the American archaeologist Indiana Jones drove by motorcycle through the protest while being chased by Soviet agents in a car. The protesters' signs got caught on the car's windshield, blinding the driver, and causing the car to crash into a statue of the late and former dean of the college. Ultimately, Spalko's mission to use the Crystal Skull's powers to win the Cold War ended with her and her remaining men all dying and sucked into another dimension by an enormous flying saucer from the Temple of Akator, vanishing from the Earth's face.[2]

In 1962, Khrushchev approved the publication of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's first novel A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.[3]

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Though he didn't hold Irina Spalko in as high regard as Joseph Stalin, Khrushchev still gave her his blessing to scour across the globe in search of artifacts with the potential for paranormal military application.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Caricatures of Nikita Khrushchev appear during the Ride Through Academy sequence of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.[2] In Frank Darabont's Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods script, one of the many screenplays considered for the fourth film, Khrushchev (mispelled as Krushchev) had a direct mention by a corrupt American scientist Quimby, with the implication that Yuri Makovsky, the Soviet agent buying the uranium amount and a mystery package from Quimby and his fellow accomplice Avery, was doing so in Khrushchev's behalf.[4]

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