Quotation by Nikita Khrushchev

Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you.
Nikita Khrushchev (1894–1971), Soviet premier. remark, Nov. 18, 1956, to Western diplomats, Kremlin, Moscow. quoted in Times (London, Nov. 19, 1956).

Khrushchev later explained this remark as an idiomatic expression to mean "we will outlive you" (i.e. communism will triumph). On another occasion, Aug. 24, 1963, addressing a group of Westerners in Split, Yugoslavia, he referred to his controversial statement: "Of course we will not bury you with a shovel. Your own working class will bury you."
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