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  • Kravchuk: Artist! Give me last chance! I'll kill, I'll throw this agent to the Hell!

    Nikita Khrushchev: No, I will throw you to the Hell! I will throw all you to the Hell how I'll do it with damn capitalism! You're fools! You're weeklings! You're pederasts! One their agent - and ours are dead!

    Katz: Katz always suggested to surrender, suggested to surrender, suggested to surrender, suggested to...

    Kravchuk: [beats Katz] There is no time to surrender! The Sheikh comes tomorrow!

    Nikita Khrushchev: And if you show humanism here too...

    [removes his boot and knocks it to a tribune]

    Nikita Khrushchev: I'll beat you!

    Kravchuk: I swear, the Sheikh's operation will be OK! I swear, Artist!

    Nikita Khrushchev: Oh, what's about your ear?


    Nikita Khrushchev: Why you're such black-eared? What's a abstractionism with you?

    Kravchuk: Oh, Artist! Do you think I can get any piece of a leather from our greed people? I take it for implantation from one negro...

    Nikita Khrushchev: See, comrade Katz! It's good example of international friendship! I suggest to present all-Union health resort Crimea to the negro comrades!

  • Nikita Khrushchev: [addressing a roomful of Soviet political officers] My name... is Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev. I've come to take things in hand here. This city... is not Kursk, nor is it Kiev, nor Minsk. This city... is Stalingrad. *Stalingrad*! This city bears the name of the Boss. It's more than a city, it's a symbol. If the Germans... capture this city... the entire country will collapse. Now... I want our boys to raise their heads. I want them to act like they have *balls*! I want them to stop shitting their pants! That's your job. As political officers... I'm counting on you.

    [he looks at one man]

    Nikita Khrushchev: You. What's your suggestion?

    Sweating Officer: [visibly nervous] Sh-shoot all the other generals who have retreated, and their chiefs of staff, too.

    Stammering Officer: [Khrushchev moves down the line to another man] M-m-m-make some examples. D-d-d-d-d-d-deport the families of the d-d-d-deserters -

    Nikita Khrushchev: [turning away] Yes, that's all been done.

    Danilov: [from the back of the room] Give them hope!

    [Khrushchev turns around and strides down the line to Danilov]

    Danilov: Here, the men's only choice is between German bullets and ours. But there's another way. The way of courage. The way of love of the Motherland. We must publish the army newspaper again. We must tell magnificent stories, stories that extol sacrifice, bravery. We must make them believe in the victory. We must give them hope, pride, a desire to fight. Yes... we need to make examples. But examples to *follow*. What we need...

    [he glances quickly at Khrushchev]

    Danilov: ... are heroes.

    Nikita Khrushchev: [Khrushchev looks around, then leans in closer to Danilov] Do you know any heroes around here?

    Danilov: Yes, comrade. I know one.

  • Nikita Khrushchev: You won't give up the river bank. I don't care if you lost half your men. Lose the other half. Lose yourself.

  • Nikita Khrushchev: Vodka is a luxury we have. Caviar is a luxury we have. Time is not.

  • Nikita Khrushchev: Write it then - "Vasilli Zaitsev is *not* dead. This is what he had for breakfast this morning, here's a picture of him reading today's newspaper." You're the poet.

  • Reporters: Vassily!

    Nikita Khrushchev: [Smiling] Come to my hand!

    [Hugging Vassily]

    Reporters: Did you come to volunteer?

    Nikita Khrushchev: [to Vassily] Put you cap back on you! You'll look more heroic!

    Reporters: Comrade Zaytsev!

    Nikita Khrushchev: I love this little fella!

    Reporters: Vassily! Was it true that you volunteered for the front?

    Reporters: Vassily! How old are you, Vassily?

    Reporters: You know what this true mean for our country?

    Reporters: Is it true that you killed the first wolf when you were 5?

    Reporters: Tell us how many fascists have you killed today!

    Nikita Khrushchev: It's a sign that the Germans are starting to shit their pants!

    Reporters: Tell us how are you going to deal with it!

    Vasilli: Eh, I...

    Nikita Khrushchev: Oh, enough! No...

    Reporters: One more question...

    Nikita Khrushchev: Take him to the Boss! He likes good hunting stories!

    [Starring at portrait of Stalin]

    Nikita Khrushchev: Look at him with pride! 'Cause Stalin's looking at you. The whole country is looking at you!

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