FROM Moscow last week came an outpouring of praise for a former President of the U.S.: on the 80th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's birth, both Pravda and Izvestia ran memorial articles hailing F.D.R. as the champion of Soviet-American understanding and cooperation. Khrushchev dispatched a warm message to Roosevelt's widow, praising F.D.R. for "his efforts on behalf of Soviet-American friendship." A Russian delegation appeared at Hyde Park to lay a wreath on F.D.R.'s grave, and Nina Khrushchev joined U.S. Ambassador Llewellyn Thompson and 250 Russians at a Moscow memorial ceremony dominated by a portrait of the late President.

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