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Mikhailov was the President of Russian Federation during the Full Alert Incident. He believed that the American administration was compromised by the Goa'uld. He was convinced to stand down by Colonel Chekov and Brigadier General Jack O'Neill. (SG1: "Full Alert")
Behind the scenesEdit
In reality, this office at the time was held by Vladimir Putin. Interestingly, the Russian name Mikhail is associated with bears, which are often named Mikhail or its diminutive Misha in fairy tales. The episode aired three years before the election of Dmitry Medvedev, the third President of Russia, whose last name literally means "of a bear" (from the Russian word medved').