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Kennedy Interviewed by Soviet Journalist

Nov. 25, 1961 - President Kennedy granted an exclusive interview today to the editor of the Soviet Government newspaper. Aleksei I. Adzhubei (center), editor of Izvestia and son-in-law of Premier Khrushchev, said he came away with “a very good impression” of Mr. Kennedy. “He is a young President of a great country,” the visitor said. “All of you should be proud of that.” If President Kennedy gave his visitor a big news break, the Soviet editor kept it to himself. “Subscribe to Izvestia,” he advised American newsmen with a smile. Today’s meeting is believed to have been the first occasion on which a U.S. President gave an exclusive interview to a Soviet journalist. Mr. Adzhubei said the interview will be printed within a week.


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