Nikita Mikhalkov

Soviet film director Nikita Mikhalkov

Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov is a Soviet and Russian filmmaker, actor, and head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union. Mikhalkov was born in Moscow into the distinguished, artistic Mikhalkov family. His great grandfather was the imperial governor of Yaroslavl, whose mother was a Galitzine princess.
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Why Russia Can Only Go Backward
Huffington Post - about 2 years
MOSCOW -- The Public Opinion Foundation conducted a survey this month asking Russians two questions: "What was the main event of the year in Russia?" and "What was the main global event of the year?" Noteworthy is that fully 40 percent of the respondents had trouble answering either question. And the most brutal political murder in modern Russia -- the assassination of my father -- did not even figure in the responses. State-controlled television hardly mentions it, with the exception of the first few days after the killing, when commentators spoke of him in contemptuous tones. But the problem is not only the silence of the Kremlin's official propaganda. The problem is the condition of Russian society. A Levada Center survey conducted in March of this year found that one-third of all Russians are indifferent to my father's murder. That is a moral numbness best conveyed by the popular Russian sentiments of "It does not concern me" and "That does not affect me." The well-kn...
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Why Russia Can Only Go Backward
Huffington Post - about 2 years
MOSCOW -- The Public Opinion Foundation conducted a survey this month asking Russians two questions: "What was the main event of the year in Russia?" and "What was the main global event of the year?" Noteworthy is that fully 40 percent of the respondents had trouble answering either question. And the most brutal political murder in modern Russia -- the assassination of my father -- did not even figure in the responses. State-controlled television hardly mentions it, with the exception of the first few days after the killing, when commentators spoke of him in contemptuous tones. But the problem is not only the silence of the Kremlin's official propaganda. The problem is the condition of Russian society. A Levada Center survey conducted in March of this year found that one-third of all Russians are indifferent to my father's murder. That is a moral numbness best conveyed by the popular Russian sentiments of "It does not concern me" and "That does not affect me." The well-kn...
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Is Edward Snowden a prisoner in Russia?
Guardian (UK) - about 4 years
In the second exclusive extract from his new book, The Snowden Files, Luke Harding looks at the role of Russia's shadowy intelligence agency, the FSB, in securing the whistleblower's exile – and whether they have cracked his secret files Edward Snowden's prolonged stay in Russia was involuntary. He got stuck in Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport when his efforts to transit to a South American country such as Ecuador, Bolivia or Venezuela failed. But it made his own story – his narrative of principled exile and flight – a lot more complicated. It was now easier for critics to paint him not as a whistleblower and political refugee but as a 21st-century Kim Philby, the British defector who sold his country and its secrets to the Soviets. Other critics likened him to Bernon F Mitchell and William H Martin, two NSA analysts who defected in 1960 to the Soviet Union, and had a miserable time there for the rest of their lives. The analogies were unfair. Snowden was no traitor. But...
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Wes Hurley: Growing Up Gay in Russia
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I was around 12 or 13 years old. It was a time of big change and excitement. My family had had anti-Communist tendencies for years, so when the Soviet Union collapsed, we were thrilled and gratified. My classmates stopped wearing their red neck scarves and Lenin pins, which I had ditched long before it became acceptable. People started to profess their religious beliefs, openly embrace Western culture, and dream of earning a better living in the new capitalist society. For a brief time, freedom and hopefulness were in the air. Then the darker side of change became apparent. The Communist leaders who had resisted reforms for so long but suddenly were eager to embrace them had the same old agenda in mind: to take for themselves. Using the unsavory practice called "privatization," they started to grab -- literally steal -- public property and claim it as their own. These titans of the political elite turned government stores, stadiums, cemeteries, and parks into their ow...
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Win a copy of Burnt By The Sun 2 on DVD
The Citizen - over 4 years
Following the hugely successful Academy Award winning Burnt By The Sun comes its sequel Burnt By The Sun 2, the epic action-packed Russian drama which follows the Nazi invasion of Russia, set in the Eastern Front of World War II, which makes its DVD debut courtesy of Arrow Films. Directed and starring the renowned Oscar winning filmmaker Nikita Mikhalkov, who plays a purged red army general Sergei Kotov who escapes death after German bombers blow up his gulag and is soon left defending the motherland from fascist tanks. Burnt By The Sun 2 had one of the largest production budgets ever seen in Russian cinema and includes the remarkable Citadel, which was the official Russian Oscar entry of 2011 and Exodus. It comes to DVD on the 8 July 2013 courtesy of Arrow Films. Exodus Set in 1941 Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin is terrorizing the people ofRussia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting o...
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Nikita Mikhalkov moves closer to construction of Palace of Film Festivals in ... - Screen International
Google News - over 6 years
Nikita Mikhalkov, head of the Russian Cinematographers' Union and President of the International Moscow Film Festival, has moved another step closer to the implementation of one of the most ambitious projects in the history of the Russian
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Mikhalkov Could Get Less Royalties - The Moscow Times
Google News - over 6 years
The union, which is headed by film director Nikita Mikhalkov, did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. Onishchuk said that even if the proposal goes though, the total sum to be collected is unlikely to decrease significantly because the
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Rustam Ibragimbekov becomes honorary guest of Golden Orange Film Festival - vestnik kavkaza
Google News - over 6 years
Rustam Ibragimbekov, together with Nikita Mikhalkov, makers of "Burnt by the Sun", a film that had won an Oskar as the best foreign film in 1994, will become an honorary guest of the 48th International Film Festival the Golden Orange in Antalya
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Cate Blanchett's Russian role, or Chekhov with a glass of vodka - The Voice of Russia
Google News - over 6 years
One of her favourite films, the actress says, is An Unfinished Piece for the Player Piano by celebrated Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov which is a screen version of Chekhov. Her love for Chekhov began in her student years
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Russia's main clock - The Voice of Russia
Google News - over 6 years
The same poet who wrote the lyrics of the 1943 anthem, Sergey Mikhalkov (the father of the renowned film directors Nikita Mikhalkov and Andrey Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiy), wrote new words for the old music. Now, the Kremlin clock performs this new anthem
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FP Passport: Medvedev eyes a career in rap? - Foreign Policy (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
Some recent stories include a report about a "flasher" on producer Nikita Mikhalkov's car and the trial of former Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky. And while the president laughed out loud to the rap about Mikhalkov, the "recital" about Khodorkovsky (in
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Medvedev, ce super-héros de la Russie - L'Express
Google News - over 6 years
Il a déjà mis en scène les deux hommes politiques ensemble, en short et maillot de tennis, sur des affiches collées dans la capitale, Barack Obama ou Mouammar Kadhafi, le réalisateur Nikita Mikhalkov ou encore l'homme politique Mikhaïl Prokhorov
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 65
    The film was selected in 2011 as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
  • 2010
    Age 64
    Mikhalkov's vertical of power-style leadership of the Cinematographers' Union has been criticized by many prominent Russian filmmakers and critics as autocratic, and encouraged many members to leave and form a rival union in April 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 62
    In 2008, he visited Serbia to support Tomislav Nikolić who was running as the ultra-nationalist candidate for the Serb presidency at the time.
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  • 2007
    Age 61
    Mikhalkov has been a strong supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In October 2007, Mikhalkov, who produced a television program for Putin's 55th birthday, co-signed an open letter asking Putin not to step down after the expiry of his term in office.
    In 2007, Mikhalkov directed and starred in 12, a Russian adaptation of Sidney Lumet's court drama 12 Angry Men.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    In 2005, Mikhalkov resumed his acting career, starring in three brand-new movies – The Councillor of State, a Fandorin mystery film which broke the Russian box-office records, Zhmurki, a noir-drenched comedy about the Russian Mafia, and Krzysztof Zanussi's Persona non grata.
  • 1996
    Age 50
    In 1996, he was the head of the jury at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 41
    The film was highly praised, and Mastroianni received the Best Actor Prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and an Academy Award nomination for his performance.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 32
    In 1978, while starring in his brother's epic film Siberiade, Mikhalkov made Five Evenings, a love story about a couple separated by World War II, who meet again after eighteen years.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1974
    Age 28
    Mikhalkov had appeared in more than 20 films, including his brother's Uncle Vanya (1972), before he co-wrote, directed and starred in his first feature, At Home Among Strangers in 1974, an Ostern set just after the 1920s civil war in Russia.
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  • 1968
    Age 22
    He directed his first short film in 1968, I'm Coming Home, and another for his graduation, A Quiet Day at the End of the War in 1970.
  • 1967
    Age 21
    Mikhalkov's first wife was renowned Russian actress Anastasiya Vertinskaya, whom he married on 6 March 1967.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1945
    Born
    Born on October 21, 1945.
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