How it was (2001) 02/06/2001
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In the autumn of 1959, an American citizen who arrived in the USSR on a tourist visa applied to the official authorities for a grant of Soviet citizenship.
After some time, the request of the American citizen was granted.
His city of Minsk, the capital of the Byelorussian SSR, was defined as his place of residence.
The name of this American was Lee Harvey Oswald, and Minsk became his home for two and a half years.
Four years later, in November 1963, this man's photographs will be printed on the front pages of the largest newspapers next to the photograph of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
The authors of the program invited people to the studio who, from 1959 to June 1962, met Oswald in Moscow and Minsk and could tell a lot about what kind of person he was.
A man whose name has been inextricably linked to the name of John F. Kennedy for many years.
A man who is officially recognized as the killer of the 35th US president.
Correspondent of the Moscow radio Lev Setiaev, friend of Marina Prusakova-Oswald (wife of L.Kh.
Osvald) Larissa Sevostyanova and former scout Alexander Feklisov explain why L.H. Osvald is considered not guilty.
The portrait of the young man is supplemented by the Belarusian politician Stanislav Shushkevich, former scouts Eduard Nordman and Oleg Nechiporenko, Lee and Marina's acquaintance Konstantin Bandarin, a relative of Marina Valentina Prusakova (fragments of the interview in the recording).
Also in the transfer were shots of chronicles of different years: excursion groups of foreigners in the USSR, the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald In the corridor of the courthouse, a fragment of the newsreel "For the Soviet Union," the Presidium of the CPSU Central Committee and Anastas Mikoyan's visit to the US for the funeral of the president.
PersonnelKennedy D.F. - American politician, 35th US president. Kennedy J. - First Lady of the USA (1961-1963), Bachelor of Arts, editor, public figure. Osvald L.H. - the official suspect in the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. Mikoyan A.I. - revolutionary, statesman and politician, Hero of Socialist Labor. Shushkevich S.S. - Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the BSSR, political figure, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus (1991-1994). Nordman E.B. - Soviet statesman, head of the KGB department of the BSSR for the Minsk region (1961-1965), deputy chairman of the State Committee of the USSR on Foreign Tourism and a member of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (1983-1992). Feklisov A.S. - Honorary Officer of the Foreign Intelligence Service (First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR), retired colonel, Ph.D. in History, Hero of the Russian Federation. Nechiporenko OM - Foreign Intelligence Officer (First Main Directorate of the KGB of the USSR), retired colonel, expert on terrorism, General Director of the National Anti-Criminal and Anti-Terrorism Fund.
Calendar1950s 11/22/1963 11/24/1963 11/25/1963
Moscow  Minsk  Dallas 
Foreign policy; Political figures; Special services; Crime