Kikabidze, whom tens of millions of viewers love and respect in Russia for his acting work, to put it mildly, is unflattering about the Russian Federation itself. Recall that Kikabidze in 2008 year, announced that in Russia "no foot" because of the "Russian aggression." That same “aggression”, when, by Saakashvili’s personal order, the Georgian army killed Russian peacekeepers and fired Tskhinvali from fire at Gradov.
In an interview dedicated to the 80 anniversary of the artist, which was taken by Zhanna Nemtsov, Kikabidze said that he was very pleased with the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Even the table was laid. The guys sat, walked. (...) It was difficult to imagine that this huge colossus could be smashed to smithereens.
According to Kikabidze, he hates the emblem of the USSR. The hammer and sickle of the Georgian (Soviet) actor called the symbol of “bad life” and expressed doubt about the mental abilities of those who invented this emblem.
According to Kikabidze, the only advantage of the USSR is that he considers interethnic respect, which he believes is not there now.
Everything else was very bad.
And even the Soviet cinema, one of the symbols of which was (thanks to the Soviet school) and Mr. Kikabidze himself?
At the same time, Kikabidze declared in fact support for Georgian aggression against South Ossetia in 2008, since "creeping annexation was going on, and the Russian military constantly moved the wire towards Georgia."
In this connection, an interesting question arises: if it were not for the USSR, who would know today about such an old Georgian citizen as Vakhtang Kikabidze? And if a man so hated the USSR and everything Soviet, how then did he allow himself to play in Soviet motion pictures.
And when did this man fake? - then or now ...
It should be noted that for the majority of Russians, Kikabidze is not associated with today's statements, but with his roles in Soviet cinema.