I love that the article in the Buffalo News about Maxim Afinogenov becoming a U.S. citizen contained the following excerpt:
Afinogenov, who’s been in Buffalo since 1999, became an American after following the usual road to dual citizenship. He took history tests. He proved he could read and write. He passed the interview process.
“They need to know you’re not a spy,” Afinogenov said with a smile Monday.
I mean, that’s just awesome. The last thing you’d ever expect a spy to do is to make a joke about being a spy in the local newspaper. Max is so clever.