Many believe that the Soviet Union was a closed country and it was impossible to get there on a foreign citizen. As it is not so. Influential Americans fled from their country to the Soviet Union. Engineers, dancers, actors and even spies – all of them are found in the USSR, something they lacked at home.
Lee Harvey Oswald
At the end of 1959, Lee went to Switzerland, under the pretext of studying there. But it was a hoax, the same day he boarded a plane and ended up in Helsinki, where he was able to obtain a Soviet visa.
Immediately after arriving, Oswald at the Embassy said he wants to obtain the Soviet citizenship, and of course he denied this. Then he in his hotel room, slashed his wrists and ended up in the hospital.
He wanted to go to MSU, but instead was sent to Minsk to the plant. Gave him room, and were paid the allowance. Despite this, he was under surveillance, the KGB was tracking his every move.
But so long to live he couldn’t, soon he was bored to be a simple laborer, and he said: “I am starting to reconsider my desire about staying. The work of gray, nowhere to spend money, no Nightclubs and bowling, no places of recreation except the trade Union dances. I’ve had enough”. He wished to return to the U.S. and get your U.S. passport.
During the work at the factory he managed to meet with a Soviet girl and married her. Marina Prusakova they gave birth to a daughter, and returned to the United States. After he was accused of the murder of John Kennedy. It was believed that the man in 5.6 seconds made three shots into the car of the President from the sixth floor book Depository in Dallas, and then killed a local policeman. According to the Commission, he “acted alone and without any advice or assistance.”
The actor arrived in the Soviet Union, as a member of the African-American troupe of James Hughes. Together they wanted to create a theater, and to show the Soviet people how to live in America.
But this idea failed because Patterson was invited to work at the radio station, broadcasting to North America. He married the Ukrainian artist and has worked on radio with her.
In 1941 he was wounded by a Nazi bomb, but continued to work at the station, telling the soldiers the news. In 1942 Lloyd died, but he left a small son, who played in the film “the Circus”, and later went to the father home.
Scientists biologist together with his wife was searched in the USSR for political asylum. At home they were pursued by the security services in Communist beliefs.
Until the end of the 90-ies Lokshin worked at the Institute of experimental diagnostics and tumor therapy of the oncological scientific centre named after N. N. Blokhin. Soviet citizenship, he never received, but received Russian citizenship by decree of Boris Yeltsin.
Now a scientist living alone in the Moscow area New Cheremushki has a blog.
Edward Lee Howard
Edward fled to Helsinki, but he was accused of espionage. Until the end of his life he claimed that he was innocent and was the victim of slander, which he had to flee.
He died at his dacha in Russia under mysterious circumstances.
Roy Franklin Barton
The scientist-ethnologist fled to the Soviet Union that would not have to pay child support, and because for a long time been interested in the Soviet system. Six months he spent in Leningrad hospital, and after he defended his thesis pagan beliefs in New Guinea, participated in the anti-religious exhibitions, married a Soviet woman, but retained American citizenship.
After he was pursued by the NKVD, and he complained about it to the American Embassy. 1940 he returned to America.
Barr was a technician, and passed on to Soviet intelligence technical information on the military systems of the US army. In 50-ies he fled to Czechoslovakia, where he received a new name, Joseph Berg. In 1956 Berg with a colleague arrived in the USSR, where he played an important role in the development of Soviet microelectronics. They have created the first Soviet desktop computer UM-1 and its modification of the MIND-1НХ, for which he was awarded the State prize.
Khrushchev himself was in awe of their inventions
Berg worked all my life in the Soviet Union, and died on 1 Aug 1998 in Moscow.
“Psychological experiments – that’s my job,” he wrote. In yunnosti he performed in a circus, but called it a rant – “pop telepathy.” In 1937 publicly predicted the death of Hitler, who was appointed a prize of 200,000 marks per head of slaves.
He had special programs at state concerts, where he performed with his talents. Admired people of the Soviet era and many have the gift of Providence.