Dmitry Galkin told about the relationship in the family. A close relative of the actor told about the meetings with his wife and the heirs of his brother, conversations with the kids Lisa and Harry, and how are his quarrel with Maxim. The man stressed that they were always each other’s best friends, and over the years nothing has changed.
Quiet, scared of the Minister of defence, like to build castles and imaginary to turn into tangible. Such a parodist and presenter of “Maximmaxim” only knows the brother. On the eve of the anniversary of a celebrity – today he turned 40 years – Galkin-senior gave an interview with “StarHit”.
Say, this year Maxim is not planning lavish celebrations. As a child you celebrated birthdays?
Our family loved the holidays, when one table was going Serednye. For the Maxim of such events was an occasion to give gifts made with your own hands. He just loved to surprise and delight – were making fortresses, castles, men. That’s such a talent. Family we had the usual for those times, middle class, dad was in the military. So I well remember the officers ‘ mess, where he went after school with issued 60 cents – and there had existed a secret agreement to sell me just the soup, or I gained some buns.—
Jealousy of his younger brother was?
When max was born, I was 12 years old. Conscious age, so I have significantly helped parents. Diapers and other advanced benefits of our time in those days was not, so at Max I perfectly learned how to swaddle. Jealousy was not. Five years later, at 17, I was out of home, enrolled in a military school. Since then live separately. However, all this time, and until today we have never ceased to interact closely.—
Characters you and your brother look like?
My childhood was very different: I was the bully, a Maxim discreet, with a more balanced approach, as they say – “correct” bit of a wallflower. He rarely got into trouble and was able to find a rational approach. However, to stand up for themselves could always. And about our different characters parents even joked that I’m the trial version, and Maxim – improved version, so to speak, a next-generation model.—
Attitude to money you have changed with age?
I always immediately spent, not hoarded. And Max the same. Don’t know how our family has to be postponed. Although grandfather taught, saying, boys, be frugal. I had then asked: “Grandfather, you lot have accumulated over my life?” He laughingly replied, “Nothing.”
Dreamed in childhood all fulfilled?
Every dream is given to us together with the forces necessary for its implementation. For example, in childhood I had a dream – a toy rubber Indians. They are almost impossible to get, they were only sold in the GDR. But father was sent to serve in Germany, and I got Indians. In adult life had other dreams: I have concerning a military career, Maxim they’re focused around creativity. He hardly knew what would become a famous artist, but had all the prerequisites. In the family archive there is a photo in 1985, where little Max is with a microphone. And once in the early 90’s parents were vacationing in a sanatorium with defense Minister Pavel S. Grachev. Sitting during lunch at the same table, and suddenly Max gives some phrase with the voice of Boris Yeltsin, he was then President. Pavel Sergeevich, poor, already stood up. But everyone just laughed, claims no one has expressed.—
You have artistic inclinations were not?
My brother and I are different. I even don’t like karaoke. Generally not my thing. A Maxim well versed in music. He listens to different styles, genres. I don’t understand. When I ride a bike, include lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, sometimes Vysotsky.—
You all can fight?
Most people argue because trying to convince each other that their position is the only right one. We were raised that we do not impose their vision. If he objectively explained why it does that, then I’m not going to insist on. Quarrel, of course, but not for long. Call back, said: “I was wrong”. And he said, “I was wrong”. The conflict is settled. The occasion may be any, for example, I replied sharply, he said, “What are you talking to me?” and hung up. But global strife was not even once.—
How did you brother when one by one left your parents?
For him it was very painful, still is going through. Mom and dad had cancer. In 2002 when dad left, we started to spend more time with mom: Max Alla took her to America, I took to a ski resort. She is only two years experienced dad. Parents Maxim and was treated in Israel. Care of loved ones is always hard…—
You yourself checked?
Yes, there is some fear. Pass medical examination once a year for me and Max. However, I don’t think it will save some time. God forbid! —
There is a version that you introduced the Maxim Alla Borisovna?
First, it is not introduced them to Philip. And this supposition was born out of the only photos where Pugachev is with our parents, – a narrow circle, all young. It is pure coincidence. The picture was taken during a tour in Germany, when after the concert, the command invited her to dinner.
And as the family took Alla?
Maxim introduced us in the early 2000s. Any reaction that time doesn’t matter, because they held the main thing: a few years later we saw a loving family. Such a relationship 80% of the couples should learn.—
Of course. Seen often, sometimes conversations drag on past midnight. Talking about politics, about children, about mutual friends. My sons and daughter just love Maxim! And he always does them gifts, asked how I was doing. Senior Nikita – 30 June he will be 18 years studying abroad. Maxim one time with him and the language involved, and give advice on study. Now my son finishes school in England, and in Russia, the exam passes. Max – not strict, not an educator. For example, Nikita one time he visited and departed not from the computer. Maxim he will not say a word. Call me: “You talk to him!” I answer, they say, he you himself and talk. And Max: “Well, I will.”—
My parents inherited Lisa and Harry?
In my opinion, the best. Unusual children, beautiful star in a good way. If going to a lot of adults, Harry and Lisa are behaving very modestly. And among its living and active. The characters are very different. Lisa more overbearing, and Harry is just a normal kid. When I arrive just take me – being dragged to the game room and do not let go. Both love to mold clay, assemble houses out of Legos for toddlers. Nice to see how our children get along with each other. Despite the fact that their characters are too different to find a common language is no worse than ours.
Gave my brother tips on parenting?
I need advice because I’m not the best dad in the world. Wife sometimes complains that we need more children to spend time. I work a lot. But on Saturday and Sunday kids days. Besides Alla very wise mother. So any advice superfluous.—
You with Maxim all your childhood dreams realized?
When do you have to stop living. Max has dreams of working, we still have to raise children worthy. To make way for them in life. Same here – still a lot of plans.