Description Soviet Union passport issued to Inna B. Basina. The cover is dark red, with gold text and the Soviet seal on the front.
Historical Notes An emigrant from Ukraine to the United States in 1994, Inna Basina lived in Brooklyn with her husband, Vladimir, and their son. She worked nights as a translator while earning her master’s degree in accounting, and in 1999 joined Cantor Fitzgerald as an accountant. On September 11, three days before her son’s 12th birthday, Inna was at work on the 101st floor of the North Tower. She was 43 years old.
Curator's Comment Inna Basina and her family immigrated to the United States in 1994 as refugees from Ukraine. "It was freedom for her, freedom for our son," Inna’s husband, Vladimir, said of their move. Inna worked nights as a translator while earning her master’s degree in accounting. In 1999, she obtained a position at Cantor Fitzgerald. In March 2001, Inna became an American citizen. "She felt more of a New Yorker than any of us," her brother, Yefim, said after her death. "She loved every corner of the city. . . . She always said that everything happens here—the best and the worst." HIDE