Maxim Alexandrovich Galkin

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Maxim Galkin, 2008

Maxim Alexandrowitsch Galkin ( Russian Максим Александрович Галкин ; born June 18, 1976 near Naro-Fominsk , Moscow Oblast , Soviet Union ) is a Russian comedian , presenter and singer .


He was born the second son of a Soviet general and a Jewish scientist. Already at the age of four he appeared in the kindergarten theater , later also in school , where he saw a dog , an old alcoholic , Ostap Bender , Salomon , Count Nulin and Carlos V. María , the son of Charles IV of Spain , played. Backstage, he liked to imitate his classmates, teachers and the school principals. When, at the age of 13, he saw the Russian comedian Gennadi Viktorovich Chassanow (* 1945) imitating the then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev , this inspired him to make his own experiments. At the end of the 1990s, Alla Pugacheva helped him achieve his breakthrough as a successful comedian and singer. From February 2001 to November 2008 he presented the Russian version of the popular quiz show “ Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ” On Russian television ( Perwy kanal ) . "Called" Kto chotschet stat millionerom "(Кто хочет стать миллионером? (Who wants to be a millionaire?)).

In 2019, according to the media critic of Novaya Gazeta , he embarked on the path of the dissident who exposed the ongoing propaganda in the Russian Federation , which was in sharp contrast to leaden Russian life, with deadly accuracy.


Maxim Galkin has been married to Alla Pugacheva since December 23, 2011 . On September 18, 2013, 64-year-old Pugacheva and her husband Galkin, 27 years her junior, became the parents of twins Yelisaveta, called Lisa, and Garri, who had been born to a surrogate mother .

Web links

Commons : Maxim Galkin  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Path from Copy to Original - How Maxim Galkin Became a Dissident , Novaya Gazeta, November 12, 2019
  2. Benedikt von Imhoff: Happy motherhood at 64: Russian pop icon Pugatschowa has twins . In: THE WORLD . October 8, 2013 ( [accessed July 19, 2020]).