Vladimir Khotinenko

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Vladimir Khotinenko
Vladimir Khotinenko MoscowRT 01-2017.jpg
Born Vladimir Ivanovich Khotinenko
(1952-01-20) 20 January 1952 (age 65)
Slavgorod, Altai Krai, USSR
Occupation actor, film director, designer
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Tatyana Yakovleva

Vladimir Ivanovich Khotinenko (Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Хотине́нко; born 20 January 1952 in Slavgorod, Altai Krai, Soviet Union) is a Russian actor, film director and designer.


Born in the Altai Krai, Russian SFSR to Ivan Afanasyevich and Valentina Vasilievna Khotinenko. His father was Ukrainian, his mother came from Don Cossacks.[1] In 1976, he received his diploma from the Institute of Architecture of Sverdlovsk, in what is now Ekaterinburg. After his military service, he was from 1978 to 1982, assistant designer at Studio-Film in Sverdlovsk, and was assistant director for the film by Nikita Mikhalkov, Days in the Life of Oblomov. He collaborated on other films by Mikhalkov in Moscow, such as Five Nights (Пять вечеров) 1979, and Family Relations (Родня) 1981.

He then became director of the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. His 1999 film Strastnoy Boulevard was entered into the 21st Moscow International Film Festival where it won a Special Mention.[2]

He excelled in historical films and large scenes, particularly describing the history of Russia. He won the Golden Eagle in 2004 for 72 Metres.[3]

On March, 2014 he signed a letter in support of Vladimir Putin's position on Crimea and Ukraine.[4]



  • 1981 Family Relations
  • 1982 Kazachya zastava
  • 1988 The Soloist
  • 1994 A Plane Flies in Russia



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