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- In an alternate timeline created by Ba'al, President Henry Hayes communicated with Yuri during the Goa'uld siege of Earth, informing him first that although he had reassurance from Ba'al himself, he had good reason to distrust Ba'al's word. After being interrupted with news about the destruction of the Antarctic outpost, Hayes decided to tell Yuri about the outpost and the recovery of the Beta Gate. Later, as the Presidential Bunker was under heavy bombardment, Hayes pressed Yuri for any information he might have that could be useful. Yuri finally revealed that the Russians had the other Stargate and gave Hayes the coordinates for the Anchor research facility where it was located. Yuri alerted his military to expect SG-1, sending MiGs that rescued the team from some Death Gliders off of the Russian coast. (SG1: "Continuum")
Behind the scenes
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').