Rector of the Kuban State University.
Mikhail Astapov publicly supported military aggression against Ukraine by signing the appeal of the Russian Union of Rectors. Mikhail Astapov is included in the "1500 warmongers" report compiled by the Free Russia Forum. The report includes the names of Russian public figures, military commanders, deputies, propagandists, artists and athletes who have publicly spoken out in support of Putin's aggression or are directly involved in it. The Free Russia Forum is seeking sanctions against them in the European Union.