Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.
FBI Catalogue: Unidentified Individuals Speaking
FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part "Russia Lesson"
Date cues on tape: None
People named: None
Bible verses cited: None
(Note: The Russian on this tape was initially reviewed by Paul VanDeCarr. The editors gratefully acknowledge his invaluable assistance.)
This tape starts with five-second radio message from radio room, then continues with commercial Russian language education tape. Various lessons include the Russian alphabet, pronunciation of letters, telling time, counting.
Date of transcription: 5/25/79
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.
On May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-24. This tape was found to contain the following:
Russian language lesson.
This tape was reviewed, and nothing was contained thereon which was considered to be of evidentiary nature or beneficial to the investigation of Congressman RYAN.
Differences with FBI Summary:
Tape originally posted May 2004