I DO speak Russian and when I called ZAGS, they told me they can tell me NOTHING until I prove how I am related to the person I am looking for. They said I have to bring in birth certificates to prove my relation. They would not even tell me if they HAVE the information there. The girl on the phone would tell me nothing.
I looked in the phone directory for ALL of Ukraine. There are only 3 people with the last name KHINKIS, one of them is my aunt :) She lives in Kiev. I was born in Kiev.
I also know that Abram Khinkis had two daughters, one was a teacher in Nikopol and another was a "ZAUCH"...that's all I have.