JFK Assassination: Marina Oswald - Ruth Paine Relationship - Education (2002)
Marina Nikolayevna Oswald Porter (née Prusakova; Russian: Марина Николаевна Прусакова on July 17, 1941) is the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000Q9ERMM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000Q9ERMM&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=7a3bd70cd94f8816eed9485d047e0c41
Porter was born Marina Nikolayevna Prusakova in Severodvinsk, in the northwest section of western Russia, near Arkhangelsk, and lived with her mother and stepfather until 1957, when she moved to Minsk to live with her uncle Ilya Prusakov and to study pharmacy. She met Lee Harvey Oswald, a former US Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union, at a dance on March 17, 1961. They married on April 30, 1961, and had a daughter, June Lee, on February 15, 1962. In June of that year, Lee Harvey Oswald returned to the United States and he, Marina, and their daughter settled in Dallas, Texas. In February 1963, at a party, the couple were introduced to Ruth Paine, a Quaker and Russian language student, by George de Mohrenschildt.
In January 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald is believed to have ordered a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver and then, in March, a Mannlicher–Carcano rifle. Later that month, as Marina told the Warren Commission, she took photographs of Oswald dressed in black and holding his weapons along with an issue of The Militant newspaper, which named ex-general Edwin Walker as a "fascist". These photos became known as the "backyard photos" of Oswald, which some conspiracy theorists dismiss as faked. The series of photographs were later found in the garage of the Paine household, with the exception of one, which was given to George de Mohrenschildt. The photograph given to De Mohrenschildt was signed by Lee Oswald, and has a quote attributed to Marina's handwriting in Russian, the translation of which reads "Hunter of Fascists, Ha-Ha-Ha !!!".
In April 1963, Marina and her daughter moved in with Ruth Paine (who had recently separated from her husband, Michael). Oswald rented a separate room in Dallas, and briefly moved to New Orleans during the summer of 1963. He returned to Dallas in early October, eventually renting a room in a boarding house in the Oak Cliff district of Dallas. Oswald obtained work at the Texas School Book Depository when Ruth Paine learned, from a neighbor, that employment was available there, and Lee Harvey Oswald commenced work on October 16, 1963. On October 20, Marina gave birth to a second daughter, Audrey Marina Rachel Oswald. Lee Harvey Oswald continued to live in Oak Cliff but stayed with Marina at the Paine household in Irving on weekends, an arrangement that continued up until the assassination of President Kennedy.
Oswald had been getting rides to and from the Paine household on Friday afternoons and Monday mornings with fellow TSBD employee Buell Wesley Frazier, when staying with Marina over the weekends. On November 21, Oswald asked Frazier to give him a lift to visit Marina, and to pick up some curtain rods for his boarding house in Oak Cliff. Lee was also attempting to reconcile with Marina after an argument, but having not succeeded in a reconciliation that evening, he left the Paine household that morning, leaving behind his wedding ring and $170, before hitching a ride with Frazier to work. According to Frazier, Oswald carried with him a package that he claimed contained the curtain rods he had mentioned the evening before.
Marina learned of the assassination of President Kennedy after the massive media coverage that commenced within minutes of the event, and later, of the arrest of her husband. That afternoon, Dallas Police Department detectives arrived at the Paine household, and when asked if Lee owned a rifle, Marina gestured to the garage, where Lee stored his rifle rolled up in a blanket. When detectives unfurled the blanket, no rifle was found. Marina was subsequently questioned both at the Paine household, and later at Dallas PD headquarters in relation to her husband's alleged involvement in the assassination of the president and the shooting of a Dallas PD officer, J. D. Tippit.
Marina Oswald was portrayed by Beata Poźniak in Oliver Stone's JFK.
Helena Bonham Carter portrayed Marina Oswald in Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald.
A fictionalized version of her appeared in Stephen King's 2011 novel 11/22/63, about a man who travels back in time to prevent the Kennedy assassination.
In the 2013 television movie Killing Kennedy, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, Michelle Trachtenberg portrayed Marina Oswald.