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Lee Harvey Oswald and the USSR

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of killing President John F Kennedy in November 1963 had spent more than two years living in the USSR. He had defected there after serving as a US Marine.
He got a job in Minsk, and got married but was then welcomed back to the USA.

Photo: Associated Press, Lee Harvey Oswald in police custody.

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