Canada has now granted full citizenship to the son of two Russian spies whose exploits became the basis for the hit show ‘The Americans.’
As The Daily Mail reports:
Canada‘s Supreme Court has granted citizenship to the 25-year-old son of two Russian spies who inspired The Americans.
Alexander Vavilov, 25, and his older brother Timofey, 29, were both born in the early 90s Toronto hospitals while their parents, Andrey Bezrukov and Elena Vavilova, worked in Canada on behalf of The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
They had arrived in Canada years earlier, and had stolen the identities of Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley.
In 1995, the family moved from Canada to Paris. In 1999, they settled in Massachusetts, where they lived quietly until 2010 when Andrey and Elena were arrested along with eight other Russian spies who had been living illegally in America.
In the past the Canadian government even went so far as to make the accusation that Vavilov was also being groomed as a spy for the Russian government.