Khazanov and Vladimir Putin, 2002
|Born||Gennady Viktorovich Khazanov
1 December 1945
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Actor, Humorist, Parodist|
|Title||People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1991)|
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. 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.
He is known as an acquaintance of Russian President Vladimir Putin. 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.
- "Variety Thertre". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Gennady Khazanov Talks Too Much with Old Acquaintance". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
- "Деятели культуры России — в поддержку позиции Президента по Украине и Крыму". Ministry for Culture of Russian Federation.
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