Lee Harvey Oswald Defects to Russia

October 16, 1959

- From Oswald's diary
Arrive from Helsinki by train; am met by an Intourist Representative and taken in car to Hotel Berlin. Register as a student on a five-day Deluxe tourist ticket. Meet my Intourist guide Rimma Shirakova.

I explain to her I wish to apply for Russian citizenship. She is flabbergasted, but agrees to help. She checks with her boss, main office Intourist, then helps me address a letter to Supreme Soviet asking for citizenship.

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