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Soviet Union
used in Killing Kennedy

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a former communist country that fought the cold war with the United States and which consisted of Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics; established 1922 and officially dissolved 31 December 1991
  • Oswald is fond of being on the move, but the Soviets have severely restricted his travel.
    p. 13.9
  • In 1959, at age nineteen, the slightly built, somewhat handsome, enigmatic drifter decided to leave the United States of America, convinced that his socialist beliefs would be embraced in the Soviet Union.
    p. 13.8
  • The Soviet Union in 1961 is hardly the place for a man in search of independence and power.
    p. 14.6
  • Americans are terrified of the Soviet Union and its arsenal of nuclear weapons.
    p. 40.1
  • Ninety miles south of Florida, Fidel Castro has recently taken over Cuba, ushering in a regime thought to be friendly to the Soviets.
    p. 40.2
  • On April 12 the Soviets stunned the world by launching the first man into space, proving to one and all that they have rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads all the way to the United States.
    p. 45.0
  • The cold war that has raged between the two nations for more than a decade is now clearly tipped in the Soviets' favor.
    p. 45.2
  • In February 1960, thirteen months after Castro seized power, a CIA briefing to the National Security Council warned of the Soviet Union's "active support" for Castro, while also lamenting the disorganization of anti-Castro forces.
    p. 49.0
  • The Soviets, however, were unsure of the intelligence and didn't pass along the news to Castro.
    p. 50.5
  • In Moscow, another brutal dictator, Nikita Khrushchev, who murdered his way up the ladder of Soviet Union politics, was confused: "Why should an elephant be afraid of a mouse?" he wondered.
    p. 50.9
  • An ensuing guerrilla war against the United States by Castro's supporters might benefit the Soviet Union by allowing it to establish a military presence in the Western Hemisphere to aid the Cuban dictator.
    p. 51.2
  • Anything that distracted or in any way diminished the United States was good for the Soviet Union.
    p. 51.3
  • In order to restore America's power position, the Kennedy brothers will have to find a way to defeat their enemies, both abroad and, especially, in Washington, D.C. Meanwhile, in the Soviet Union, the U.S. State Department has decided to return Lee Harvey Oswald's American passport and allow him to return home.
    p. 62.4
  • But while Oswald is quite anxious to leave the Soviet Union, he is no longer the unattached nomad who defected nearly two years earlier.
    p. 62.5
  • "My wife is slightly startled"—he writes in his journal on June 1, after finally telling Marina that they are leaving the Soviet Union, most likely forever—"but then encourages me to do what I wish to do."
    p. 62.8
  • The slim white Atlas rocket blasted off without incident, proving that the United States was catching up in the space race, which was going strong, with the Soviet Union having just this week reached an agreement to share outer space research with America's cold war adversaries.
    p. 71.1
  • Or so thinks Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union.
    p. 89.1
  • The Russians, as the Soviets are often called, are flaunting their control of outer space by sending not one but two spaceships into orbit at the same time.
    p. 89.8
  • Back when Oswald first defected to the Soviet Union, it was Fain who was assigned a minor investigation of Oswald's mother because she had mailed twenty-five dollars to her son in the Soviet Union.
    p. 101.2
  • Back when Oswald first defected to the Soviet Union, it was Fain who was assigned a minor investigation of Oswald's mother because she had mailed twenty-five dollars to her son in the Soviet Union.
    p. 101.2
  • He also neglected to tell his employer about his time in the Soviet Union.
    p. 102.1
  • But Fain still is not satisfied. lie presses Oswald again and again as to why he went to the Soviet Union in the first place.
    p. 102.9
  • Marina even writes to a former boyfriend in the Soviet Union, telling him she made a terrible mistake marrying Oswald.
    p. 103.8
  • But it is Fain, the twenty-year veteran, who will decide if there is any reason to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald is a secret agent for the Soviet Union, planted within the United States to do the nation harm.
    p. 104.6
  • The thought of losing Caroline and John to an atomic bomb terrifies Kennedy, for his children are always on his mind when he deals with the Soviets and the issue of nuclear war.
    p. 108.9
  • Another reason for keeping this "second Cuba" quiet has to do with JFK's political best interests. the president long ago assured the American public that he would not allow the Soviets to install offensive weapons in Cuba.
    p. 109.7
  • The president has no way of knowing whether the Soviets ever plan to use the missiles, but their mere presence shows that Khrushchev continues his quest to secure the upper hand in the U.S.-Soviet relationship.
    p. 109.8
  • Because on the morning of October 16, as Kennedy leaves his bedroom and strolls down to the Oval Office to start his day, one fact is very clear: if the Soviets launch those missiles, the midterm elections, Teddy's bid for office, and even the opinion of the American people won't matter anymore.
    p. 111.4
  • It was Gromyko who requested the meeting, not knowing that the Americans had discovered that the Soviets had placed offensive missiles in Cuba.
    p. 112.9
  • Gromyko then lied to the president's face, stating most adamantly that "the Soviet Union would never become involved in the furnishing of offensive weapons to Cuba."
    p. 113.1
  • The primary reason for this is simple: it's the shortest route to the Soviet Union, which has long been thought to be the primary target once war comes.
    p. 113.9
  • Photos taken by U-2 spy planes show that the Soviets are working around the clock to complete the missile sites, meaning that warheads could be launched toward the United States within a matter of days.
    p. 116.1
  • Unlike the majority of his peers, Oswald believes that the Soviets have every right to be in Cuba.
    p. 117.7
  • Oswald is firmly convinced that President Kennedy is putting the world on the brink of nuclear war by taking such an aggressive stance against the Soviets.
    p. 117.8
  • He states unequivocally that any missile launched by the Cubans or Soviets will he considered an act of war and that the United States will reciprocate with missiles of its own.
    p. 118.5
  • The crews will circle over European and American skies in a racetrack pattern, awaiting the "go" code to break from their flight plan and strike at the heart of the Soviet Union.
    p. 120.3
  • He tells the world that the Soviet Union has "a moral and legal justification" for placing missiles in Cuba.
    p. 121.7
  • He is outraged that the Soviet Union has suffered two world wars on its soil, while the United States has suffered very little homeland devastation.
    p. 121.9
  • When Joseph Stalin, the serial killer who ran the Soviet Union for thirty years, ordered a "Great Purge" of his enemies in 1934, Nikita Khrushchev was an eager participant in this plan.
    p. 122.6
  • He responds less than three hours later, coolly stating that the blockade is necessary and placing all blame for the crisis on Khrushchev and the Soviets.
    p. 124.8
  • President Kennedy secretly sends Bobby to meet with Soviet officials in Washington, promising not to invade Cuba if the missiles are removed, and also to meet a Khrushchev demand that he withdraw U.S. missiles from Turkey that are currently in range of the Soviet Union.
    p. 129.2
  • Failure to do so would make Khrushchev and the Soviet Union an international laughingstock.
    p. 129.5
  • But so will the Soviet Union.
    p. 129.9
  • On Sunday morning, at 9:00 A.M., Radio Moscow tells the people of the Soviet Union that Chairman Khrushchev has saved the world from annihilation.
    p. 129.9
  • The words are also aimed directly at JFK when the commentator states that the Soviets choose to "dismantle the arms which you described as offensive, and to crate and return them to Soviet Russia."
    p. 130.0
  • Fidel Castro feels sold out by the Soviets and is already seeing his influence in Latin America plummet because he has been exposed as a Russian puppet.
    p. 131.0
  • She knows that her husband is applying for a visa that could return them to the Soviet Union, even though she doesn't want to go.
    p. 185.5
  • In the past five days alone, he has helped Montana's farmers by approving a massive wheat sale to the Soviet Union, brokered a global ban on the testing of nuclear weapons, cut income taxes, and even stood before the UN General Assembly promising to send men to the moon.
    p. 210.7
  • JFK's speech that day was so outstanding that even the Soviets applauded.
    p. 210.9
  • Marina has been Oswald's unwitting pawn these past few months, her Soviet citizenship vital to his goal of returning to the Soviet Union.
    p. 213.4
  • Oswald has temporarily abandoned plans to return to the Soviet Union.
    p. 213.6
  • He regales them with tales of his time in the Soviet Union and his work with the Fair Play for Cuba Committee.
    p. 214.3
  • He told reporters that the police were after him only because he had lived in the Soviet Union.
    p. 287.9
  • Marina Oswald never returned to the Soviet Union.
    p. 299.9

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