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Sep 17, 2022
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Maxim Galkin spoke about his new status as a foreign agent

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Artist Maxim Galkin received a new status.

Every Friday there are more and more stellar foreign agents. Last weeks, this list included Tatyana Lazareva, Andrey Makarevich. And yesterday the same fate befell Maxim Galkin, who today is actively giving concerts abroad.

*Maxim Galkin was recognized as a foreign agent by decision of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation dated September 16, 2022.

Maxim did not remain silent and commented on the new status. The showman made it clear that he does not consider himself a foreign agent.

Maxim Galkin - photo from the z-aya.ru archive -
Maxim Galkin – photo from the z-aya.ru archive – “Instagram is a banned organization on the territory of the Russian Federation”

The rationale for this decision was that I allegedly received funds from Ukraine, for which I carried out political activities. Firstly, I am not engaged in political activity, I am engaged in a humorous genre, political satire. I’ve been doing this for 28 years. I started it under Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin, which I continue to do. If I appeal to subscribers outside the genre, then I do it sincerely, it is not paid for by decent people. I do not sell my thoughts, opinion.

I don’t trade conscience. As for Ukraine, once, 10 years ago, I received money there when I gave concerts. But now I don’t get it. Reason is contrived. Why this happens, I don’t know. I used to joke about politicians, and I will continue. This is my right to work and my freedom of speech”, — said 46-year-old Galkin in his address on the social network.

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