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“We Will Bury You” — How A Mistranslation Almost Started WW3

And the story of the man behind those fateful words

Nikita Khrushchev

On November 18th, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev uttered the words that would set relations between the Soviet Union and the United States back a decade. At the Polish embassy in Moscow, to a room full of western diplomats, he proclaimed “we will bury you”.

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