He was named after the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
He has Soviet red fur with little distinguishable traits except for white ears and eye markings and a dark blue underbelly. In his first appearance he is a normal fox but in his return in the Anthro Saga he wears a white shirt, light green trousers and a dark green army jacket with a black tie.
Compared to most Russian generals Mikhail is relatively more open and liberal but it doesn't alter his shrewd and devious leadership never backing down from war or battle, compared to Leonid Mikhail is also much less cynical and not as rash as him though he is a very frequent condemner of the Animalian Junta's militias. He is said to have as dry sense of humour as other generals and allies.
He respects Leonid's wife Viktoria and his daughter Natalya as much as Vladimir does and as much as many other generals of the same nationality respect the wives and children of many other generals in the Junta, for example: Lennart who is Estonian greatly respects Evelin and her daughter Maarja who are both Estonian but the exception of this rule is Manuel who is Uruguayan, though he respects Lucia who is Fructuoso's wife he does not show any care to his children who are the sole babies in the Junta. But he also shows respect not only to Natalya and Viktoria but also; every single female in the Fox Junta's allies this also includes the A.M.S. Mikhail like Andris also has the belief that Siad belongs in one of Animalia's most brutal prisons and though he has a dry sense of humour he enjoys Manuel's statement about the Junta babies because they both share the dislike of them. Arguably Mikhail is much, much better with young Junta children than the babies but to the babies he is so bad with them he is good with them but only a little bit.