Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the late President Dwight Eisenhower, will marry the prominent Soviet space scientist Roald Sagdeev in February, it was announced today.
The Eisenhower World Affairs Institute, which made the announcement, said Sagdeev, 57, “has long been regarded as one of the Soviet Union’s leading reformers and advocates of better bilateral relations.”
A member of the Congress of People’s Deputies, Sagdeev is a former adviser to Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and was a close friend of the late Andrei D. Sakharov. He heads the theory division of the Space Research Institute.
The couple plan to maintain homes in both Moscow and Washington. She has three children, ranging in age from 8 to 17, by former husband Alexander H. Bradshaw, a London barrister. Sagdeev has two grown children.
Eisenhower, 38, who has been working with Sagdeev on his memoirs, heads the Eisenhower Group Inc., which handles commercial ventures for a number of Fortune 500 companies doing business in the Soviet Union.
After living abroad and elsewhere in the United States for more than a dozen years, Eisenhower returned to Washington in 1986 to establish the public relations firm.
She is one of Dwight Eisenhower’s four grandchildren.
The couple are to be married Feb. 9 in Moscow in both civil and religious ceremonies and then plan to spend school terms in the United States and summers in Moscow.