Khrushchev: Showdown in the Kremlin

December 1970
Time;12/14/1970, Vol. 96 Issue 24, p54
The article profiles how the former Soviet Union Premier Nikita Khrushchev, after the death of country's former Premier Joseph Stalin, tackled and neutralized the attempt of Stalin's secret-police chief Lavrenty Beria to take control of the country. It is reported that, Beria along with his accomplice Soviet Union Communist party member Georgy Malenkov, had plotted to take control of the country by eliminating those who might get in the way of his plan. However, as reported, Khrushchev, with the help of several military generals and marshals including, General K. S. Moskalenko and also Malenkov, thwarted the plot by arresting Beria at a Central Committee Presidium, in Kremlin, Soviet Union, and later executed Beria.


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