Khrushchev's 84-year-old son dies in the United States: widow testimony disagrees with police version - ForumDaily
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Khrushchev's 84-year-old son dies in the United States: widow testimony disagrees with police version

The son of the first secretary of the CPSU, Nikita Khrushchev, died of a gunshot wound to the head, said on Monday, June 22, the coroner service of Rhode Island. What is known about the death of Sergey Khrushchev? Tells Air force.

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Sergey Khrushchev died on June 18 at his home in Cranston, Rhode Island. His wife, Valentina Golenko, called the police at 9:15 am local time.

An outfit of two police officers and an ambulance arrived at the scene. Arriving, they discovered Khrushchev and immediately realized that he was dead, police major Todd Patalano told the local Providence Journal.

According to the policeman, the scene of the death of Khrushchev was examined by criminologists who did not find any suspicious signs.

But the case on the death of Khrushchev was opened. The cause of death was a head wound - Patalano confirmed this to reporters.

Now the investigation is completed, the case is closed and no charges have been brought against anyone, he added, refusing to answer further questions.

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The representative of the coronary service of Rhode Island, Joseph Wendelken, confirmed to the BBC information about the cause of death, but also did not say anything else. He only emphasized that the case was closed.

Although Khrushchev’s widow, Valentina Golenko, told RIA Novosti that her husband had died of old age.

“You don’t need to tell me all the gossip. He died, as stated in the conclusion, from old age. He died of old age. The husband has been ill for two years,” the widow told the agency.

Khrushchev will be buried in the fall at the Novodevichy cemetery in Moscow, she said.

Nikita Khrushchev. Photo: video frame YouTube / Documentary on First

Son of the First Secretary, scientist and teacher

Sergey Khrushchev is one of the five children of the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. He was a scientist, a designer of space systems.

From 1958 to 1991, Sergey Khrushchev worked as deputy director of three Soviet institutes.

In particular, he developed cruise and ballistic missile projects at OKB-52 in Reutov.

Khrushchev came to the USA as a guest lecturer in 1991 with his third wife, Valentina Golenko.

He never returned to Russia and continued to lecture on the history of the Cold War at Brown University in Providence, near his home in Cranston.

Khrushchev received US citizenship in 1999 with his wife passing exams on knowledge of the history and political system of the United States. By that time, he was teaching at the university on an ongoing basis.

Already in exile, Khrushchev wrote articles on political science topics and spoke at US universities. He wrote a lot about his father: the first biography of Nikita Khrushchev, edited by Sergei Khrushchev, was published in 1964, the last, “The Reformer,” was published in 2010, Sergei Khrushchev spoke about it with the BBC.

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Khrushchev’s neighbors warmly recall Sergei. In an interview, he himself said that he was carried away by carpentry and built a Russian bathhouse in his basement.

Rosemary Palambo, from whom the Khrushchev couple bought a house, says that every year she met with Sergey and Valentina Christmas.

“They walked around the neighborhood, he liked to walk barefoot,” Palumbo said.

Khrushchev, according to her, preferred whiskey to vodka and collected butterflies.

“Sergei loved to show off his collection,” recalls Palumbo.

“He and his wife were happy together,” she emphasized.

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