Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Sergei Khrushchev, 1935-2020

Yousuf and Estrellita with Nikita and Nina Khrushchev at their dacha in Moscow, 1963

Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, has died. Khrushchev had been a rocket scientist before he moved to Rhode Island, USA, in 1991, shortly after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, to lecture on the Cold War at Brown University in Providence.

Nikita Khrushchev and his wife, Nina, were photographed in Moscow in 1963. The Karshes met Sergei during that visit, and Mrs. Karsh would be in touch with him years later, discussing the use of our images of his father to be used in Sergei’s books. Nina Khrushchev is remembered particularly fondly by Mrs. Karsh who describes her as “tremendous and brilliant.”