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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
(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.
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:
Tape originally posted September 2003