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In August of 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin handed this collection of Soviet documents to President Clinton.

Some of the documents relate to the decision to allow Lee Harvey Oswald to stay in the Soviet Union in 1959, when Oswald requested Soviet citizenship. These papers are interesting mostly for the signatures on them, showing that this decision reached very high levels within the Soviet government.

The remainder of the documents were generated in the wake of the assassination of President Kennedy, and reveal the Soviets' fears of being tied to Oswald and their perception that the assassination was a right-wing conspiracy designed to make it look like Oswald was sponsored by the KGB.


Title  (PDF: 13 K)
(rus) 12-1-59 Regarding the application of U.S. national Lee Harvey Oswald...  (PDF: 163 K)
(eng) 12-1-59 Regarding the application of U.S. national Lee Harvey Oswald... 
(rus) 11-27-59 Resolution of the CC CPSU regarding the application of U.S. national LHO...  (PDF: 273 K)
(eng) 11-27-59 Resolution of the CC CPSU regarding the application of U.S. national LHO... 
(rus) 11-11-59 Cover for Report on the sojourn of American tourist L.H. Oswald in Moscow  (PDF: 60 K)
(eng) 11-11-59 Cover for report on the sojourn of American tourist L.H. Oswald in Moscow 
(rus) 11-6-59 Report on the Sojourn of American Tourist L.H. Oswald in Moscow  (PDF: 353 K)
(eng) 11-6-59 Report on the Sojourn of American Tourist L.H. Oswald in Moscow 
(rus) 10-20-59 The Committee for State Security of the Council of Ministers of the USSR deems it inadvisable...  (PDF: 83 K)
(eng) 10-20-59 The Committee for State Security of the Council of Ministers of the USSR deems it inadvisable... 
Envelope  (PDF: 256 K)
(rus) Handwritten note from Lee Harvey Oswald requesting citizenship 
(eng) Handwritten note from Lee Harvey Oswald requesting citizenship 
Translator's note 
(rus) 11-23-63 Letter to Gromyko informing him of death of President Kennedy  (PDF: 138 K)
(eng) 11-23-63 Letter to Gromyko informing him of death of President Kennedy 
(rus) 11-22-63 Telegram no. 1967-1968 from Dobrynin reporting on Oswald  (PDF: 210 K)
(eng) 11-22-63 Telegram no. 1967-1968 from Dobrynin reporting on Oswald 
(rus) 11-22-63 Telegram no. 1969 from Dobrynin regarding condolences and funeral  (PDF: 154 K)
(eng) 11-22-63 Telegram no. 1969 from Dobrynin regarding condolences and funeral 
(rus) 11-23-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 125 of the meeting of the Presidium...  (PDF: 172 K)
(eng) 11-23-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 125 of the meeting of the Presidium... 
(rus) 11-63 Letter from Khrushchev to Johnson  (PDF: 161 K)
(eng) 11-63 Letter from Khrushchev to Johnson 
(rus) Letter from Brezhnev to Johnson  (PDF: 75 K)
(eng) Letter from Brezhnev to Johnson 
(rus) Letter from Khrushchev to Mrs. Kennedy  (PDF: 163 K)
(eng) Letter from Khrushchev to Mrs. Kennedy 
(eng) Letter from Nina Khrushcheva to Mrs. Kennedy 
(eng) Letter from Gromyko to Rusk  (PDF: 65 K)
(eng) 11-23-63 Note from Zorin to Malin  (PDF: 34 K)
(rus) 11-23-63 Resolution of the CC CPSU on Measures in Connection with the Funeral...  (PDF: 100 K)
(eng) 11-23-63 Resolution of the CC CPSU on Measures in Connection with the Funeral... 
(rus) 11-25-63 Gromyko and Semichastny cover letter to draft resolution  (PDF: 169 K)
(eng) 11-25-63 Gromyko and Semichastny cover letter to draft resolution 
(rus) Resolution of the CC CPSU On Measures to Discredit the Slanderous Fabrications in the American Press...  (PDF: 83 K)
(eng) Resolution of the CC CPSU On Measures to Discredit the Slanderous Fabrications in the American Press... 
(rus) Statement On Fabrications in Certain American Newspapers  (PDF: 470 K)
(eng) Statement On Fabrications in Certain American Newspapers 
(rus) Instructions to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington  (PDF: 169 K)
(eng) Instructions to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington 
(rus) 11-25-63 Telegram no. 2000-2001 from Mikoyan regarding funeral  (PDF: 241 K)
(eng) 11-25-63 Telegram no. 2000-2001 from Mikoyan regarding funeral 
(rus) 11-25-63 Telegram no. 2002-2004 from Mikoyan regarding conversations with U.S. officials  (PDF: 305 K)
(eng) 11-25-63 Telegram no. 2002-2004 from Mikoyan regarding conversations with U.S. officials 
(rus) 11-27-63 Telegram no. 2034 from Mikoyan regarding meeting between Sukhodrev and Salinger  (PDF: 122 K)
(eng) 11-27-63 Telegram no. 2034 from Mikoyan regarding meeting between Sukhodrev and Salinger 
(rus) 11-28-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 125 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 95 K)
(eng) 11-28-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 125 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU... 
(rus) 11-28-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 351 K)
(eng) 11-28-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU... 
(rus) 11-26-63 Letter from Tanner to Zamyatin  (PDF: 195 K)
(rus) Note to the Soviet Ambassador to Mexico  (PDF: 85 K)
(eng) 11-26-63 Letter from Tanner to Zamyatin 
(eng) Note to the Soviet Ambassador to Mexico 
(rus) 11-29-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 93 K)
(rus) Note to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington  (PDF: 85 K)
(eng) 11-29-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU... 
(eng) Note to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington 
(rus) 11-26-63 Telegram no. 2005 from Dobrynin regarding Oswald's letter of November 9  (PDF: 286 K)
(eng) 11-26-63 Telegram no. 2005 from Dobrynin regarding Oswald's letter of November 9 
(rus) 12-4-63 Telegram no. 2086-2088 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Thompson  (PDF: 394 K)
(eng) 12-4-63 Telegram no. 2086-2088 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Thompson 
(rus) 12-10-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 233 K)
(eng) 12-10-63 Excerpt from Protocol no. 126 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU... 
(rus) 11-30-63 Telegram no. 2054-2056 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Rusk  (PDF: 747 K)
(eng) 11-30-63 Telegram no. 2054-2056 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Rusk 
(rus) 4-23-64 Excerpt from Protocol no. 140 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 121 K)
(eng) 4-23-64 Excerpt from Protocol no. 140 of the meeting of the Presidium of the CC CPSU... 
(rus) List of Documents Relating to Lee H. Oswalds Stay in the Soviet Union...  (PDF: 246 K)
(eng) List of Documents Relating to Lee H. Oswalds Stay in the Soviet Union... 
(rus) Note to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington regarding Oswald documents  (PDF: 259 K)
(eng) Note to the Soviet Ambassador in Washington regarding Oswald documents 
(rus) 3-24-64 Telegram no. 485-487 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Rusk  (PDF: 377 K)
(eng) 3-24-64 Telegram no. 485-487 from Dobrynin regarding meeting with Rusk 
(eng) Translators note  (PDF: 191 K)
(rus) 9-28-64 Letter from Kohler to Khrushchev 
(eng) 9-28-64 Letter from Kohler to Khrushchev 
(rus) 9-28-64 Embassy Report on the Warren Commission Report  (PDF: 1900 K)
(eng) 9-28-64 Embassy Report on the Warren Commission Report 
(rus) 8-22-66 Excerpt from Protocol no. 17 of the meeting of the Politburo of the CC CPSU...  (PDF: 234 K)
(eng) 8-22-66 Excerpt from Protocol no. 17 of the meeting of the Politburo of the CC CPSU...