General Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies)
Character: General Leonid Pushkin
Actor: John Rhys-Davies
Movie: The Living Daylights
Age: Mid 40's
Appearence: Black curly hair, manicured beard, dark eyes, medium
complection, large build
General Leonid Pushkin is the head of the Russian Secret Service.
Bond is ordered by M to assassinate him in response to his programme
of Smiert Spionem - Death to Spies. Fortunately for Pushkin, Bond
relies on his head rather than his holster when attempting to
uncover Georgi Koskov's underhanded dealings.
General Pushkin replaced Gogol as the head of the KGB, he was
originally suspected to be the enemy during the mission. After
General Koskov convinced MI6 the agent 004's murder was under
Pushkin's orders, Bond started to suspect the Koskov had framed
When Bond discovered the plot he confronted Pushkin, who agreed
to join forces, and staged his death to get Koskov and Whitaker
into a trap. In the conclusion of the mission, Brad Whitaker was
killed, allowing Puskin to arrest General Koskov and ship him
back to Moscow.