In August of 1999, Russian President Boris Yeltsin handed this collection of Soviet documents to President Clinton. They can now be found at the AARC Library.
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.
Of great interest to me are the documents I’ve included in this post. They seem to me to be saying, “The US isn’t even sure who killed the president, and until they do, let’s stay out of this.”
One gets the definite impression that the letter was concocted by those who, judging from everything, are involved in the President’s assassination.
What do you think?