These brothers were born in Toronto, but their parents were Russian spies, so they cannot be Canadian

TORONTO — The sons of two Russian “deep cover” spies are fighting to keep the Canadian citizenship they acquired while their parents were living in Toronto under assumed identities and secretly working for Russian intelligence.

Alexander and Timothy Vavilov, 21 and 25, are the children of Elena Vavilova and Andrey Bezrukov, Russian operatives who were sent to Canada to develop “legends” that would mask their spying activities in the United States.

  • The Butterfly

    If they were Mexican, their great-grandparents would be getting CPP already.

  • LauraS

    Actions have consequences.

  • simus1

    Soviets stealing the identities of dead Canadian infants is so lame. Almost as lame as a government that would not be bothered to keep track of such spy useful information.

  • Frances

    Born in Canada – doesn’t that make them “anchor babies”?

  • G

    “…so they cannot be Canadian.”


    • Alain

      Unlike Omar Khadr.

  • New Centurion

    Let me get this straight…Mummy and Daddy were Soviet Agents whose mission was the destruction of the “Decadent West”…now they want the kids to be citizens of the “Decadent West? Hmmmm that argument is so crazy it just might work, they really should talk to Omar Khadr.

    • Exile1981

      CSIS also has said they think the kids are working as spies now. So why would we bring in suspected spies?

      Of course we shouldn’t be bringing in terrorists either.

      • Alain

        What exactly do we have anymore that would be worth spying on? Would it be our great all inclusive education, our women’s restrooms open to anyone feeling female, our colourful “pride” parades or perhaps our open borders to hostile invaders? Good heavens we already have our media party, the NDP and Liberals accusing our soldiers of war crimes and doing everything possible to destroy the last remnant of freedom.

  • cmh

    good…i don’t want them here….russia will gladly take them

  • Ho Hum

    I don’t understand the basis for rejecting their citizenship. If their parents worked for the Russian embassy in Canada then I could understand why they are not considered Canadian citizens as children of embassy staff are not considered Canadian’s if born on Canadian soil (the only such exemption).

    According to the letter from the government they are being denied citizenship because their parents were not permanent citizens of Canada. I didn’t think that was a criteria.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    What Comrad Black is doing here , another illegal crminal that gave up his citizenship , convicted of fraud , well I guess Harper hired him as advisor for his campaign.