JFK-Nikita Khrushchev Relationship Explained By Khrushchev's Granddaughter

Nina Khrushcheva, the granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, joined HuffPost Live on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to dispel myths about the Kennedy-Khrushchev relationship.

Addressing the idea that Khrushchev was unimpressed with Kennedy due to his age, Khrushcheva told HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps that after initial doubts, "He actually had a great affinity for President Kennedy."

Khrushchev was not the only one in the family who was impressed with JFK. Khrushcheva, who is a professor at The New School in New York, revealed this historical detail with Zepps:

"My grandmother was absolutely in love with JFK, she thought he was fantastic. When he was killed, she wrote a personal note and personally brought it to the United States Embassy in Moscow to express her own tragedy, because she was very fond of JFK and his wife."

To hear more, watch the full segment HERE.



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