Message to President Podgorny on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Soviet Government.
ON BEHALF of the people of the United States of America, I extend cordial greetings and best wishes to the peoples of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the occasion of their national holiday, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Soviet Government. It is my hope that the good will of the peoples of both countries can find expression in joint efforts toward the achievement of a stable and lasting peace throughout the world.
LYNDON B. JOHNSON
Note: The telegram to President Nikolai V. Podgorny, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, was read by George E. Christian, Special Assistant to the President, at his news conference at 11:07 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 1967, in his office at the White House. It was not made public in the form of a White House press release.
Lyndon B. Johnson, Message to President Podgorny on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Soviet Government. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/238357