Nikita Khrushchev Brought Corn to the USSR! Posted on August 28, 2009 by Today I found out something new. I never heard about this tidbit of information. Watch this video and see what I mean… In 1959 Nikita Khrushchev came to America and discovered corn on the cob! Did Nikita Khrushchev succeed at his corn plantings? Sorta…. Windows to Russia!