Q330 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue: Unidentified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: Labeled in part “Russian”

Date cues on tape: None

People named: None

Bible verses cited: None

Summary:

(Note: The Russian on this tape was initially reviewed by Paul VanDeCarr. The editors gratefully acknowledge his invaluable assistance.)

Commercial Russian language recording. Various lessons on everyday phrases, including examples of locative case, including “I live in ____” and “I was born in ___.” Portions of the tape are poorly-recorded, and much of it has an echo and an electronic hum.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/18/79

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 June 2, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B93-70. This tape was found to contain the following:

A recording of a Russian language record lesson with what is apparently conversational Russian phrases.

Differences with FBI Summary:

None

Tape originally posted September 2003

Originally posted on June 16th, 2013.

Last modified on February 19th, 2016.
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