Headstone of N.S.Khrushchev at Novodevichy cemetery (Moscow).
Photo by N.I.Zharkikh, September 6, 1976.
Nikita Khrushchev (1894 – 1971) – a functionary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In 1954 – 1964 – the actual head of the USSR. Used acquired power to denounce the Communist Party of crimes committed against the peoples of the USSR (the so-called "Stalin's personality cult"). Removed from power in 1964 because of collusion orthodox Communists, his political course had been condemned as harmful to the power of the Communist Party.
When Khrushchev died, he was not buried near the Kremlin wall, where top managers of the USSR buried, but at at Novodevichy cemetery. In 2007 the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin buried in this cemetery. Thus formed tradition – there buried the Russia's leaders, who not charmed the ruling class.