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When Nikita Khruschev pounded his shoe on a podium, declaring “We will bury you!” many feared imminent nuclear war. Turns out a better translation of his original Russian completely changes the meaning of the phrase.

 
 

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"#122: How a Nikita Khruschev Mistranslation Threatened Nuclear War" History on the Net
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