Maxim Galkin is a popular Russian impersonator, comedian, presenter, actor and singer. By the way, he is Russian Primadonna Alla Pugacheva’s fifth husband.
Maxim was born on June 18, 1976 in Naro-Fominsk district, Moscow. His father Alexander Alexandrovich was a Colonel-General, from 1987 to 1997 he headed the Main Armored Directorate of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense. And his mother Natalie Grigorievna worked at the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics.
His family moved often because his father was a military man. When Maxim was 3 years old, they lived in Germany, then moved to Odessa, where Maxim graduated from elementary school, and then the family moved to Baikal, Ulan-Ude. Finally, they returned to Moscow.
Maxim was a very talented boy. In school plays Galkin played different roles – the old alcoholic, Ostap Bender, King Solomon, Count Nulin, Don Carlos.
At the age of 13 Maxim saw Gennady Khazanov on TV, who parodied Mikhail Gorbachev. Immediately the boy showed ability to portray the first president of the USSR not worse than the eminent humorist.