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Web extra: What's it like to be Molotov's grandson?

April 17th, 2014
01:55 PM ET

Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov was on Amanpour on Thursday to talk about unrest in eastern Ukraine.

Nikonov happens to be the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, who served as Soviet foreign minister for Josef Stalin during World War II. Molotov, of course, was also the namesake of the Molotov cocktail - that infamous home-made incendiary weapon.

Christiane Amanpour asked Nikonov what it's like to be Molotov's grandson.

Click above to watch his reply - and hear how he prefers his liquor.


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Russia • Ukraine
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  1. Milton Emmy J Akwam

    With talks taking place on Ukraine crisis, i see significant change. Lets pray for the best.

    April 17, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  2. Bond James Bond

    General Molotov? Great preparation for the interview, Christianne Amanpour!

    April 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Reply
  3. sick

    How can you Christianne do this comparison/ do the the parallel between Nazis and Russians/ Ukraine???? Sickening lady! Sickening!

    April 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  4. Igor

    By the way, Molotov Jr. has spoken in the Russian Duma insisting that it was Slavic Arians (!) who once founded the world civilization; quote: "A branch of Arians having descended from the Karpaty mountains crossed the continent in bloodless contest (? – marked by myself) and reached the Pacific bringing civilization to those remote areas".

    Does it not sound at least similar to the ideas pronounced by Hitler? So the comparison seems to be valid.

    April 18, 2014 at 11:26 am | Reply
  5. eclipse1960

    Never mind being Molotov's grandson. How does he deal with being the son of a camera?

    April 19, 2014 at 11:17 am | Reply
  6. Prince Fabian

    The USA and the nazis are brothers with the same objectives; seeking world dominion. Oneday somehow Russia will stop them.

    April 20, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Reply
    • Greg

      FSB thug and liar. China will eat and digest Siberia soon.

      April 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  7. Greg

    Molotov is author of the infamous Molotov Ribbentrop pact . Monster.

    April 21, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Reply
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