Soviet and Russian film actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, artistic director of the Theater and Cinema Center under the direction of N. S. Mikhalkov. Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, People's Artist of the RSFSR, three-time winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, and the Lenin Komsomol Prize.
Public support for Russian military aggression against Ukraine. Nikita Mikhalkov is included in the report "1500 warmongers" compiled by the Free Russia Forum. The report contains the names of Russian public figures, military commanders, members of the parliament, 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.