March 27 1958 – Nikita Khrushchev Becomes Premier of the Soviet Union

March 27 1958 – Nikita Khrushchev Becomes Premier of the Soviet UnionRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Four decades after joining the Communist Party at the age of 24, Nikita Khrushchev ascended to the highest office in the Soviet Union on March 27, 1958. A tough-talking leader determined to bring his country the respect he believed it deserved as a superpower, the former mechanic from Kalinovka presided over some of the most trying events in the entire Cold War during his six years in office. Born into a peasant family living near the modern border with Ukraine, Khrushchev gained an appreciation for the value of a hard day’s work […]