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Podcast: What Lee Harvey Oswald Really Did In Minsk

Lee Harvey Oswald with Marina Prusakova in Minsk in the summer of 1961
Lee Harvey Oswald with Marina Prusakova in Minsk in the summer of 1961
November 22, 2011, will be the 48th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
The passage of time has done little to lessen the intense interest in that historic event and the man accused of the killing, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Much has been written about Oswald over the decades, including the time he spent in the Soviet Union from 1959 to 1962. 
Alexander Lukashuk
Alexander Lukashuk
We speak with RFE/RL’s Belarus Service chief Alexander Lukashuk, who has written a book, “Trace of the Butterfly,” about Oswald’s time in Minsk.
Also, former Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito brought unity to his country in the years after World War II. But in the 1990s, it all came unraveled as war and ethnic cleaning swept the land.
Tito’s granddaughter, Svetlanta Broz, was born in Belgrade but has made Sarajevo her home. She talks to correspondent Irina Lagunina about her grandfather’s legacy and her work to heal the ethnic divisions that remain.
And correspondent Ron Synovitz has the story of the first outdoor rock festival in Afghanistan since 1975. It was part of a month-long series of music workshops, jam sessions, and concerts in Kabul during September and October, with mirror events in New York.
This week's host is Bruce Jacobs.
What Lee Harvey Oswald Really Did In Minsk
What Lee Harvey Oswald Really Did In Minski
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by: Nord Kaukasus
October 21, 2011 21:19
The correct questions are:
1. How come the FBI didn't interrogate Oswald after the return from Moscow(!) and didn't put any surveillance on him?
2. One man who betrayed his country and returned back with a Russian(!) wife. No suspicion in that paranoia timeline?
3. How come terminally ill Jacob Leon Rubenstein (aka Jack Ruby) who was born in Chicago to Polish-Russian(!) "Jew" immigrants decided to "avenge" a first Catholic president of the USA or was he covering tracks for his masters from Kremlin?
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by: Nord Kaukasus
October 22, 2011 18:20
P.S. "One man who betrayed his country and returned back with a Russian(!) wife."
Many Russian spies pose as married couples. One was recently detained in Germany
The same goes to the last year's arrest of several married spy couples in the USA.
I also like "The Salt" movie's theory about the assassination of Kennedy.

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