From Macross Compendium
During the opening for Macross Frontier, you get a clear shot of Mikhail which shows him having pointy, elf like ears. Possible sign that he is of Zentraedi descent?
None of the human characters so far show this trait so it's not due to the style of animation. Bitphil 04:07, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Until more information comes out, this we cannot say for sure.
- 2059:Memories says he's of Zentradi decent. The novelization mentions that he's of Zolan decent. Which one should we go with? --Azrael 06:05, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
Mikhail's IFF tag is B5*.
Being something of a plane geek, I've noticed that Mikhail's last name Buran is also the name of the Soviet Space Shuttle. I'm wondering if this is a reference to that craft inserted by Kawamori or simply a coincidence, however I'm inclined to say its the former, though we probably need to hear it from Kawamori himself.