Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, third from the left, poses with members of his family on the balcony of a house near Moscow in April 1963. Sergei Khrushchev is second from left.
William van Ornum
Half a century may have mellowed the recollections of many Americans regarding the hottest days of the cold war, but one of the iconic figures of that time remains an intimidating figure in our collective memory: Nikita Khrushchev, remembered as the bellicose premier of the Soviet Union during the d