Full name: Burlyaev Nikolai Petrovich

Date of birth: 03.08.1946

Place of birth: Moscow

Occupation: Soviet and Russian actor, film director, writer, public figure, People’s Artist of the Russian Federation.

Labor Activities:

  • Member of the Patriarchal Council on Culture, Chairman of the Union of Slavic Culture Workers
  • President of the International Film Forum “Golden Knight”.


His father was Peter Diomidovich Burlyaev (1907-1989), his mother Tatiana Alexandrovna Mikhailova (1911-1998).

Brothers Gennady Burlyaev (October 23, 1937 – February 22, 1994), master of sports in chess, coach of “Locomotive”, one of the strongest players in lightning chess, Boris Burlyaev (literary pseudonym – Liberty; born 1944), poet, starred in the movie “Drummer Fate”, “Two Friends”, lives since 2002 in London.

First wife – Natalia Varley (born 1947), Honored Artist of the RSFSR.

Second wife – Natalia Bondarchuk (born 1950), Honored Artist of the RSFSR]], Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation.

Son – Ivan Burlyaev (born September 27, 1976), composer, actor. Grandchildren Anastasia and Nikita[13].

Daughter Maria Burlyaeva (born August 27, 1987), worked at the Moscow Academic Theater. Mayakovsky, a graduate of GITIS[13].

Third wife – Inga Olegovna Shatova (born 1967), actress, Deputy General Director of the International Film Forum “Zolotoy Vityaz”[13].

His son Ilya (born September 4, 1994) serves at the Donskoi monastery, his daughter Daria (born March 13, 1997) and his son Georgy.

Burlyaev Nikolai: biography

Nikolai Burlyaev was born August 3, 1946 in Moscow. Nikolai made his acting debut in the early 1960s, when he starred in Andrei Konchalovsky’s The Boy and the Dove.

Then Andrei Tarkovsky on the recommendation of Konchalovsky took the young actor in a picture of “Ivan’s Childhood,” where Burlyaev played the role of an adolescent who was deprived of childhood by war. Remembering those shoots, the actor said that he was playing not so much himself as “Tarkovsky himself” – his movements, intonations, facial expressions. At the Venice Film Festival in 1962 both films with Burlyaeva received prizes – “Golden Lion of St. Mark” and “Bronze Lion of St. Mark.

Burlyaev Nikolay: Agent Activity

On 15.02.2022 he voted for the occupation of part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine (the so-called “transfer to President Vladimir Putin of an appeal to recognize the independence of the DNR and LNR”).

22.02.2022 voted for the fake “independence” of the terrorist organizations “l/dnr” created by the aggressor country.

On March 11, 2014, he signed an appeal of cultural figures of the Russian Federation in support of the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and Crimea.

In March 2022 he signed an appeal in support of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine (2022).

He co-authored a bill banning the promotion of the so-called “Childfree” lifestyle and the popularization of “non-traditional sexual relationships.

He advocates the introduction of censorship in the arts: “We should not be afraid of the word ‘censorship. Censorship means “strict judgment, exacting criticism. Quote by Nikolai Burlyaev “I will be the first to speak out against political censorship, but I am for public control, for “strict judgment and exacting criticism” when it comes to future generations.

15.02.2022. “Nikolai Burlyaev of A Just Russia said that none of the deputies have a disagreement about the recognition of the DNR and LNR, the only question is to whom exactly to send the appeal first. This faction supported an appeal to the head of state.”

With the above examples and statements of Nikolay, we can safely say that this individual is equal to the occupants, as by his actions he is trying to undermine the territorial integrity and sovereignty of an independent state such as Ukraine.