On June 18 it became known about the death of 84-year-old son of the first Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev, Sergei
A week later it turned out that was the cause of death. So, the news Agency “Associated Press” reported that Khrushchev’s son committed suicide. Signs of violent death was absent.
The body of the deceased at his home in Rhode island (USA) found Sergei’s wife, Valentina. The latter was summoned to the scene the police.
The corpse shot through the head found in the office of Khrushchev, Jr., and lay the Glock-17. A few of the details indicated that the shot could happen by chance.
So, the investigators drew attention to the oiled rag and a grease gun. So, according to investigators, Sergei could accidentally shoot himself while cleaning the weapon, forgetting to pull the last bullet out of the barrel.
It is known that Sergei Khrushchev was dual citizenship, the second he got in 1999. Since 1991 he has lectured on the history of the cold war at brown University.
In the USSR, Khrushchev was engaged in the development of projects of cruise and ballistic missiles.
We will remind, mother of Sergei Khrushchev was the third wife of Nikita Khrushchev, Nina Kukharchuk. The latter was known for having accompanied her husband to receptions and overseas trips, which was not previously in the Soviet Union.
Sergei was three sisters. The first died in childhood, second – Rada, he worked in the magazine “Science and life”, and the third Elena was a scientist.
Sergei Khrushchev decided to leave the country after the state has ceased to Finance research projects. A new area of interest was the teaching of history.