Yes, let's drill down a bit more on the Russian side of this.Here are the two leaders that would be relevant, leading up to and including Che's political lifetime:Nikita Khrushchev27 March 1955 - 14 October 196420th - 22nd Congress Served as the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union and Chairman of the Council of Ministers from 27 March 1958 to 14 October 1964. While vacationing in Abkhazia, Khrushchev was called by Leonid Brezhnev to return to Moscow for a special meeting of the Presidium, to be held on 13 October 1964. On 14 October, Khrushchev's retirement was announced.Leonid Brezhnev14 October 1964 - 10 November 198223rd - 26th Congress Served as First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, was later renamed General Secretary, and later Chairman of the Presidium.****So, the transition from Khruschev to Brezhnev was a major turning point in the Cold War and had many implications for other hot spots in the rest of the world as well. Look at the case of Vietnam - just one example.Would anyone care to comment on their leadership styles and political objectives and then tie that into the discussion of Che, Cuba, and the final events in Bolivia?
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