Sergei N. Krushchev

Senior Fellow
Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies
Brown University

(Son of former Chairman of Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) of Soviet Union, 1957-64, Nikita Krushchev)

As a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Dr. Krushchev focuses his research on the Former Soviet Union's transition form a centralized to a decentralized society, as well as its transformation from a central to a market economy and its international security during this transition. One of his points of interest is the creation of a criminal society in Russia, as a consequence of the mistakes in the early stages of market reformation. He is also interested in the history of the Cold War and the turning points in the relations between the US and the Soviet Union in the Krushchev, Eisenhower, and Kennedy periods. Another focus of Dr. Krushchev's interests is the history of Soviet missiles and space development, in which he played an active role, from 1958-68.

Dr. Krushchev has been a Senior Fellow since 1996 and a Senior Visiting Scholar from 1991-96 at the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies. In 1990, he was a Fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. From 1968-91, he served at the Control Computer Institute in Moscow, rising from Section Head to First Deputy Director in charge of research. From 1958-68, he was an Engineer, then Deputy Section head in charge of guidance systems for missile and space design.

In 1958-68, Dr. Krushchev participated in the Soviet missile and space program, including work on cruise missiles for submarines, military and research spacecraft, moon vehicles, and the "Proton," the world's largest space booster.

Dr. Krushchev has his Soviet doctoral degree from the Ukranian Academy of Science, a Ph.D. from the Moscow Technical University, and an M.A. with distinction from the Moscow Electric Power Institute.

From 1967-70, he edited Nikita Krushchev's memoirs, which were published with the US as Krushchev Remembers (1970), Krushchev Remembers: Last Testament (1974), and Khrushchev Remembers: Tapes of Glasnost (1990). The full text of Nikita Khrushchev's memoirs, People, Years, Power, was published in 1999 in four volumes by the Moscow News, a publishing house in Moscow (in Russian).

Since 1989, Dr. Krushchev has lectured in the fields of Russian economic and political reforms; US-Soviet relations from 1950-64; the history of the Soviet space program; and Nikita Krushchev's economic, political, and security reforms.

Dr. Krushchev is mentioned in the Who's Who in the World, International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievements, International Authors and Writers, International Who's Who of Intellectuals, and Contemporary Authors Gala Research. In the Soviet Union, he received the Lenin Prize for his research, the prize of the Council of Ministers, the title "Hero of Socialist Labor," several awards for achievements in space and computer research, and six awards from the Soviet Union Engineering Society. He is a full member of the International Academy of Information (1993), the Russian Space Academy (1994), a member of the Russian Society of Informatics (1990), and a member of the Russian Engineering Society (1970).

He is a regular commentator for the American and Pacific media, and the author of 145 books and articles on engineering and computer science. He is also the author of Krushchev on Krushchev, Nikita Krushchev: Crisis and Missiles, The Political Economy of Russian Fragmentation, and Three Circles of Russian Market Reforms. His books are published around the world in 12 languages. His forthcoming book, Nikita Krushchev: Creation of a Superpower will be published in the United States, Russia, and China. Dr. Krushchev is currently working on an English translation of his father's memoirs.

Dr. Krushchev has also published articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Providence Journal, Asia Times, and Asia, Inc.



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