War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Interview with Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986
Part of War and Peace in the Nuclear Age.
Aleksei Adzhubei was the former editor of Izvestia, the official Soviet government newspaper, and the son-in-law of Nikita Khrushchev. In the interview he discusses Khrushchevs relationships with U.S. and other foreign leaders. He details the heated arguments between Nixon and Khrushchev, including the famous kitchen debate in 1959, noting that the two leaders quarreled like children. He provides a colorful depiction of Khrushchevs meeting with Castro in Harlem, New York, in 1960. Adzhubei discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis at length, including his feelings toward Cuba and Khrushchevs relationship with Kennedy at the time. He recalls his sympathetic feelings towards Kennedy as a young but capable leader. Related topics include the resolution of the crisis and its negative effect on Khrushchevs standing in the Soviet Union. He also describes the Soviet Unions ongoing attempts for military parity with the U.S. and the changed views on nuclear weapons.
- War and Peace in the Nuclear Age
Interview with Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986
- Series Description
The first atomic explosion in the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, changed the world forever. This series chronicles these changes and the history of a new era. It traces the development of nuclear weapons, the evolution of nuclear strategy, and the politics of a world with the power to destroy itself.
In thirteen one-hour programs that combine historic footage and recent interviews with key American, Soviet, and European participants, the nuclear age unfolds: the origin and evolution of nuclear weapons; the people of the past who have shaped the events of the present; the ideas and issues that political leaders, scientists, and the public at large must confront, and the prospects for the future. Nuclear Age highlights the profound changes in contemporary thinking imposed by the advent of nuclear weapons. Series release date: 1/1989
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Castro, Fidel, 1926-
- Cold War
- Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
- Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
- Nuclear weapons
- Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
- Dobrynin, Anatoly, 1919-2010
- Bundy, McGeorge
- Washington (D.C.)
- United States
- Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
- Soviet Union
- International relations
- Khrushchev, Nikita Sergeevich, 1894-1971
- Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy, 1929-1994
- Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969
- War and Conflict
- Global Affairs
- Adzhubei, Aleksei (Interviewee)
- Publication Information
- WGBH Educational Foundation
- Chicago: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Interview with Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986,” 12/11/1986, GBH Archives, accessed December 11, 2023, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CE2169D5EB74779B06DBD50D7052037.
- MLA: “War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Interview with Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986.” 12/11/1986. GBH Archives. Web. December 11, 2023. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CE2169D5EB74779B06DBD50D7052037>.
- APA: War and Peace in the Nuclear Age; Interview with Aleksei Adzhubei, 1986. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CE2169D5EB74779B06DBD50D7052037