Communism in 20 years

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"Communism in 20 years" was a slogan put forth by Nikita Khrushchev at the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1961. Khrushchev's quote from his speech at the Congress was from this phrase: "We are guided by strictly scientific calculations. And calculations show that in 20 years we will build mainly a communist society" (Russian: Мы руководствуемся строго научными расчётами. А расчёты показывают, что за 20 годы мы построим в основном коммунистическое общество, romanizedMy rukovodstvuyemsya strogo nauchnymi raschetami. A raschety pokazyvayut, chto za 20 gody my postroim v osnovnom kommunisticheskoye obshchestvo).

In his speech, Khrushchev promised that communism will be built "in the main" by 1980.[1] His phrase "The current generation of Soviet people will live under communism" was the final phrase of the new Program of the CPSU adopted at the congress. "[Something] will survive centuries" (Russian: переживёт века, romanizedperezhivot veka) is a popular Russian cliche. The latter political slogan is attributed to Kremlin speechwriter Elizar Kuskov, who allegedly quipped "this slogan will survive centuries".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tompson, William J. (1997). Khrushchev: A Political Life. New York City: St. Martin's Press. p. 238.
  2. ^ Kolesnikov, Andrey (28 November 2007). "V teni vozhdey" В тени вождей [In the Shadow of Leaders]. Rossiyskaya Gazeta (in Russian). Retrieved 26 December 2019.