Nina L. Khrushcheva

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Nina Lvovna Khrushcheva
at the 2014 National Book Festival
at the 2014 National Book Festival
Born1964 (age 53–54)
OccupationProfessor of International Affairs
Alma materMoscow State University, Russia;
Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
GenresNon-fiction; History

Nina Lvovna Khrushcheva (Нина Львовна Хрущёва, /xrʊ.ˈɕo.və/; born 1964) is a Russian-American Professor of International Affairs at The New School, New York, USA, a Senior Fellow of the World Policy Institute, New York, USA, and a Contributing Editor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World.[1]


Khrushcheva is the granddaughter of Leonid Khrushchev, eldest son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. When Leonid died in World War II, Nikita adopted Leonid's two-year-old daughter Julia, Nina's mother. Nikita Khrushchev is thus Nina Khrushcheva's biological great-grandfather, but adoptive grandfather. Khrushcheva's father, Lev Petrov, died in 1970, aged 47.[2]


Khrushcheva received a degree from Moscow State University, Russia, with a major in Russian in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University, New Jersey, in 1998.


From 2002 to 2004, Khrushcheva was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, New York, USA. Khrushcheva is currently a Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in New York.

Khrushcheva is the author of numerous articles, director of the Russia Project at the World Policy Institute, contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World, and editor of Project Syndicate's Russia column. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications.

She had a two-year research appointment at the School of Historical Studies of Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at NYU School of Law. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (Yale UP, 2008) and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind (Tate, 2014).


  • Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics. Yale University Press. 2008. ISBN 978-0-300-14824-4.
  • The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind. Tate Publishing. 2014. ISBN 9781629945446


  1. ^ "Great Immigrants of America - Nina Khrushcheva". Carnegie Corporation of New York, USA. 24 April 2017. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ Nina L. Khrushcheva. "Lost Khrushchev". Retrieved 13 January 2014.

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External video
Nina L. Khrushcheva, Associate Professor, The New School, France24, 2014-02-28