Sergei Khrushchev to Discuss Cold War, Father's Politics at U.Va. Videoconference

October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 — Sergei Khrushchev, a senior fellow and professor at Brown University's Watson Institute of International Studies, will give a free public lecture Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. in room 130 of the University of Virginia's Monroe Hall.

His talk, "Dilemmas and Legacies of the Cold War: Interpreting Twenty Years Since the Fall of the Soviet Union," will be followed by a discussion conducted via interactive videoconference.

Khrushchev, the son of former Soviet premier Nikita Krushchev, is an expert on the transition of the former Soviet Union from a centralized to a decentralized society. In his talk, he will discuss the Cold War, his father's policies and his two books, "Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Superpower" and "Unknown Khrushchev: A History of His Reforms."

The event is sponsored by the Center for Russian and Eastern European Studies and the Corcoran Department of History in U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences.

For information, contact Michael Marsh-Soloway at 434-924-3548 or

— By Jane Ford

Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations