Gennady Khazanov

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Gennady Khazanov
Vladimir Putin 14 January 2002-1.jpg
Khazanov and Vladimir Putin, 2002
Born Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov
(1945-12-01) 1 December 1945 (age 71)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Actor, Humorist, Parodist
Years active 1967-present
Title People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1991)
Awards

Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov (Russian: Генна́дий Ви́кторович Хаза́нов; born on 1 December 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.[1] 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.[2]

He is known as an acquaintance of Russian President Vladimir Putin.[3] 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.[4]

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