About Aleksey Konstantinovich Zworykin
Aleksey was an influential main engineer and constructor of ships for the USSR Sea Frontier-Guard. After the revolution, he was arrested, named as an “enemy of the people” and sent to prison in 1928.He was only "rehabilitated" and released in 1964.
After Aleksey's arrest the family were labeled "as family members of traitors of the Motherland". This meant that none of them could find a decent job. Kira's mother Lidiya worked as a washwoman in order to be able to feed her 7 children.