Former Residence of Lee Harvey Oswald

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Former Residence of Lee Harvey Oswald information

Minsk , Belarus
Street vul Kamyunistychnaya 4
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Just across the bridge over the Svislach River, on the west bank, is the former residence of Lee Harvey Oswald; it's the bottom left apartment. The alleged assassin of former US president John F Kennedy lived here for a couple of years in his early 20s. He arrived in Minsk in January 1960 after leaving the US Marines and defecting to the USSR. Once here, he truly went native: he got a job in a radio factory, married a Minsk woman, had a child - and even changed his name to Alek.

But soon he returned to the United States and…you know the rest.