Abstract:On February 25, 1956, Khrushchev, the First Secretary of Communist Party of the Soviet Union, made Report on Personality Cult and its Consequence on the 20 th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party. The report denied the personal quality of Stalin, revealed Stalin’s personality cult and condemned the repression Stalin had carried out. On March 5 of the same year, according to the resolution of the presidium of CPSU Central Committee, the state committees of the CPSU, the party committees in border area, and the Communist Party Central Committees of the Union Republics delivered Khrushchev's Report on Personality Cult and its Consequence to all the Party members, League members and nonparty personages. Then, different reactions and responses were received in different places. The extremely opposite evaluations to Stalin indicated that, even in 1950s when the Soviet Union’s society showed high consistency, no unified recognition could be reached in the problem of Stalin.
Keywords:Khrushchev; Stalin; personality cult; the 20 th Congress of the Soviet Communist Party