Maksim Galkin declared a ‘foreign agent’
The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the artist Maksim Galkin on its list of individuals fulfilling the function of a “foreign agent.”
The Ministry claims that Galkin carries out political activities and receives help from a foreign source – Ukraine.
Galkin posted his reaction on Instagram:
Galkin added that he received money from Ukraine “at some point about 10 years ago when I gave a concert there.”
After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine Maksim Galkin spoke out repeatedly against the war. In early September, Dmitry Peskov, the Russian president’s press secretary, said that Galkin had made “very bad statements” and that “he is clearly not on the same path as us.”
Galkin and his wife, Alla Pugacheva, left Russia shortly after the start of the war. Pugacheva, who has not made any public statements about the invasion of Ukraine, returned in August. Galkin, judging by his social media accounts, remains abroad.