Brown University News Bureau

The Brown University News Bureau

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Distributed June 22, 1999
Contact: Janet Kerlin

News advisory

Sergei Khrushchev will take test for U.S. citizenship June 23

After eight years at Brown University, Sergei Khrushchev has decided to seek United States citizenship. He and his wife, Valentina Golenko, will take the exam Wednesday, June 23, in Providence.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After eight years at Brown University, Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, will take the examination for U.S. citizenship on Wednesday, June 23, 1999.

Khrushchev, 63, is a senior fellow at Brown's Watson Institute for International Studies.

He and his wife, Valentina Golenko, will take the exam at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service office, 200 Dyer St., Providence. Khrushchev will complete the test, receive the result, and then take questions from reporters outside the building at approximately 3:20 p.m.

The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions on history and government, of which 12 must be answered correctly to pass. There is also a brief writing exam to test the ability to write in English.

Further questions about the test can be directed to the INS officer in charge, Jeffrey Trecartin, at 528-5528.

If Khrushchev passes the citizenship test, he will be sworn in as a United States citizen at ceremonies in Providence on either July 12 or August 2.

Khrushchev's fields of expertise are Soviet and Russian political and economic development, Soviet history, international security, and computer science. He has written numerous books, including Nikita Khrushchev: Creation of a Superpower, which is scheduled for release in October.