My vas pokhoronim!

Remember this joy kill? Talk about a pain in the butt. Khrushchev was born an early and enthusiastic supporter of Joe Stalin's purges and mass murders, and approved wholeheartedly of the entire plan, so much so, that in 1939, Stalin sent him to govern Ukraine, where Khrushchev continued the purges.

Americans came to know him from the so-called shoe banging incident at the UN in New York October 12, 1960, when an infuriated Khrushchev, who was now leader of the Soviet Union was reported to have pounded his shoe on his delegate-desk. Actually, no one can say for certain if he actually did that since witness accounts vary, and there are no credible photographic or video records available.

As chief gang leader of the Soviet Empire, Khrushchev was okay with the construction of the Berlin Wall in 13 August 1961, a wall that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.

We also knew him for his statement “My vas pokhoronim!” ....We will bury you!....which he made while addressing Western ambassadors at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow. What he actually said was "Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will dig you in”

On August 24, 1963, Khrushchev explained the remark "I once said, 'We will bury you,' and I got into trouble with it. Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you," meaning the Marxist saying, "The proletariat is the undertaker of capitalism", based on the concluding statement in Chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto: "What the bourgeoisie therefore produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable".

One way or the other, the generals deposed him in October 1964. He was sent to a dacha in the countryside. His memoirs were smuggled to the West and published in part in 1970. He died in 1971 of heart disease. Eightteen years later the East German proletariat took down the Berlin Wall.