The Speech That Shook The Kremlin

On the 14th February 1956, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev convened the 20th Communist Party Congress, the first since Joseph Stalin's death three years previously.
For ten days it was Soviet business as usual. But on the final day, Khrushchev strode to the podium and claimed his moment in history with a four-hour speech against his predecessor and mentor.
Tim Whewell examines why Khrushchev made this bold move and raises the question - is the speech still shaking the Kremlin and Russian politics today?

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