Nikita Khrushchev was a communist politician and the effective head-of-state of the Soviet Union from March 14, 1953 until his removal from power on October 14, 1964.


X-Men: First Class

In a session of the Russian military council discussing the situation in Cuba, Nikita Khrushchev is present while General Armivolkoff advocates the need to place missiles into Cuba to counteract the United States' actions in Turkey. Khrushchev nods his head in agreement, and Armivolkoff orders a fleet to protect any Russian cargo ships carrying missiles bound for Cuba.



  • In the film, Khrushchev is not mentioned by name. He is only referred to as "Comrade First Secretary" by General Armivolkoff.
  • In addition to the uncredited actor portraying Khrushchev, historical footage of the real Nikita Khrushchev is used in First Class.

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