The big difference being the guy who is even bigger than Khrushchev hardly ever praised the guy who was filling the role of Stalin -- all while mentioning himself repeatedly -- not a very good speech, but Chris Christie 2016! -- I'm sure 2012's nominee REALLY enjoyed that -- back in the old Stalinist Soviet days that would have earned a show trial and an airbrushing.
Oh and then there's this:
“We have become paralyzed by our desire to be loved,” said Christie. “Tonight we’re gonna choose respect over love.”