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JFK Facts podcast: the KGB and Oswald

Our second program featuring analysis and discussion of topics relevant to the study of President Kennedy’s assassination.

This week we discuss:

Nikolai Leonov’s Mexico City encounter with Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy’s birthday, an update on Stephen Roy’s work regarding David Ferrie, the challenge of attracting new students to JFK studies, recently published works by Carmine Savastano, Jacob Carter, and Jeremy Bojczuk, and our recommended books that focus on President Kennedy’s life rather than the circumstances of his murder.

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Jefferson Morley’s new ebook, CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, available on Amazon, provides the fullest account yet of the JFK records that the CIA is still concealing in 2016 and why they should be made public in October 2017.

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The KGB’s perspective on Oswald in Mexico City

In this remarkable blog post on Espionage History Archive, Nikolai Leonov, KGB rezident in Mexico City in 1963, talks about his encounter with the man who would be accused of killing JFK.

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What a senior KGB insider said about Lee Harvey Oswald

Nikolai Leonov

Insider: Fidel Castro, Nikolai Leonov, and Nikita Khrushchev

Nikolai S. Leonov has an interesting perspective on the story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Leonov joined the KGB in 1958 and retired in 1991 with the rank of Lieutenant General. In the spring of 1963, his fluency in Spanish gained him the job as the Russian interpreter for Cuba president Fidel Castro during his first visit to the USSR in the spring of 1963, In the photo above he is the man standing between and behind Castro and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Read more

More on the KGB man and Oswald

About the recent post on KGB officer Nikolai Leonov’s encounter with Lee Oswald, former Warren Commission attorney David Slawson comments: Read more

KGB man talks about his time with Oswald

As a historian of the Cold War, I found these comments by retired KGB officer  Nikolai Leonov, to be fascinating. Whatever you think of his ideological convictions,Leonov was an effective secret intelligence professional for decades, a foe that CIA men like James Angleton and Win Scott had to respect..