Communism in 20 years (1960-s)

A slogan put forth by Nikita Khrushchev at the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1961

A demonstration of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Moscow, December 2011.
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In his speech, Khrushchev promised that communism will be built «in the main» by 1980.

His phrase «The current generation of Soviet people will live under communism» was the final phrase of the new Program of the CPSU adopted at the congress.

The USSR: the maximum extent of the Soviet sphere of influence, after the Cuban Revolution (1959) and before the Sino-Soviet split (1961).
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The latter political slogan is attributed to Kremlin speechwriter Elizar Kuskov (Елизар Кусков), who allegedly quipped «this slogan will survive centuries».

From: 1961

Period 1960s, Nikita Khrushchev (1955-1964), Soviet period (1917–1991)

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Communism in 20 years
Russian: к 1980 году в СССР будет построен коммунизм