Nikita Khrushchev was leader of the Soviet Union from 1953-1964 after the death of former leader Joseph Stalin. He was the one responsible for putting Irina Spalko and Antonin Dovchenko in charge of finding Akator.
In 1957, Marshall College students held a protest against Communism, in which they held signs containing caricatures of Khrushchev. Mutt Williams and Indiana Jones drove by motorcycle through the protest while being chased by Soviet agents in a car. The protesters' signs got caught on the car's windshield, blinding the driver, and causing the car to crash into a statue of a former dean of the college.
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Mentioned only)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull novel (Mentioned only)
- Unquiet Voices - Russian Writers and the State (Non-fiction source)