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Nikita Khrushchev

Nikita Khrushchev

Mrs. Kennedy received over 1.5 million letters of condolence from around the world. Selections of condolence mail separated by her assistants as “VIP” messages include: Duke Ellington, Myrlie Evers (widow of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers), Indira Gandhi, Cary Grant, Nikita Khrushchev, General Douglas MacArthur, Dr. Martin Luther King, Ezra Pound, and Marie Tippit (widow of police officer JD Tippit, who was also killed by Lee Harvey Oswald November 22 1963).

Translation of Khrushchev message, as provided to the New York Times by the Soviet press agency Tass:

It was with deep personal grief that I learned about the tragic death of your husband, President of the U.S. John F. Kennedy. All people who knew him greatly respected him, and I shall always keep the memory of my meetings with him. Accept my most sincere condolences and expressions of wholehearted sympathy with your grievous bereavement. N. Khrushchev.