Khrushchev’s son said about the backwardness of the USSR and Russia from USA
Designer of space systems and political scientist Sergei Khrushchev, the son of the former first Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev, spoke about the backwardness of the USSR and Russia from the United States. About his appearance at the National atomic testing Museum in Las Vegas, reports the Las Vegas Sun.
As noted, the lecture was held on October 28. During this time, Khrushchev the younger has tried to present the history of Russian-American relations on the great Russian revolution (1917) to the present. Special attention he paid to Soviet history in the period 1953-1964 years when the Soviet Union headed by his father. The event was attended by about 200 people, the speech lasted approximately 100 minutes.
Khrushchev Jr. said that the USSR received from Washington a proposal to organize a joint manned mission to the moon, but it was rejected.
The reason was the fear to show the backwardness of the Soviet Union in the economy and Aeronautics. “Indeed, my father was afraid it would show how they (the Soviets — ed. “Of the tape.ru”) weak,” he said. The scientist added that the Soviet Union and modern Russia by military force was never close to US.
Sergei Khrushchev also noted “the difference in culture and values” between the two countries in the late 1980-ies. If Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev reviewed the cold war ends as the transition to ensure that Moscow and Washington were “allies and friends”, the 40th American President Ronald Reagan emphasized that the U.S. “won the war”.