Nikita Mikhalkov, a film director, actor, producer

                           Nikita Mikhalkov/ screen from the video

Nikita Mikhalkov is a Russian film director, actor, producer. During Euromaidan and Russia’s occupation of Crimea, he actively supported the aggressor country, Russian Federation.

He claimed that Putin was sent to Russia by God.

After the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, he called Russia’s actions a confirmation that it “kept its own dignity, which they tried to deprive it of.” At the height of the war, he accused Ukrainians of Russophobia.

Main statements

1. He stated that the world is allegedly “trying to create a false image of Russia” (April 3, 2022)

2. He claimed that the Russian occupiers “fight humanely and do not shoot at the unarmed and weak” (April 8, 2022)


3. He said that he did not understand those representatives of the Russian intelligentsia who did not support the war against Ukraine (April 25, 2022)