Vavilov, right, says he didn’t even know his parents were Russian.
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That is the conflict at the heart of a high-profile citizenship battle as the 23-year-old Vavilov seeks the right to reside permanently in the country where his parents once lived clandestine lives as deeply embedded spies who are the models for the TV show "The Americans".The court agreed earlier this month to take up Vavilov's case and will rule on whether the government has the discretion to take away his citizenship. If it finds in Alex's favor, it would likely allow his older brother Tim to retain his Canadian citizenship as well. Alex Vavilov is actively trying to find a job in Canada and has visited with his Canadian passport.Alex wanted to return to Canada for university but was denied.Alex was given his citizenship back. A hearing in Canada's Supreme Court is scheduled for early December.
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