Gennady Khazanov

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Khazanov and Vladimir Putin, 2002

Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov (Russian: Генна́дий Ви́кторович Хаза́нов; born on December 1, 1945) is an acclaimed Russian stand-up comedian and part-time actor, best known for his consistent parodies of Russian and Soviet politicians, and his mockery of various sub-cultural groups in modern Russia. In 1999, he was president of the Security Foundation of the Russian Jewish Community, which was set up to coordinate action against antisemitism in Moscow.[1]

In March 2014 he signed a letter in support of the position of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.[2]

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