5 things you didn’t know about Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s newest hero | News

5 things you didn’t know about Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraine’s newest hero |  News

1. He began his professional profession on a recreation present

It was within the 90s that Volodymyr Zelensky makes his tv debut by taking part within the present KVNa recreation present well-liked within the USSR and later in Russia. The precept ? A contest between groups of scholars from completely different universities who reply quick questions via comedian scenes. An expert path is rising, and it was not completely anticipated, since he has simply come out of lengthy legislation research.

2. He received the Ukrainian model of Dance with the celebrities

Volodymyr Zelensky launches his personal manufacturing firm (Studio Kvartal 95) in 2003. He goes on selection exhibits and comedy packages, and subsequently finally ends up making his little notoriety. Whereas he takes an enormous place within the tv scene, he participates within the Ukrainian model of Dance with the celebrities. It comes out an enormous winner!

3. He performs the function of the President of Ukraine earlier than his personal election

In 2015, Volodymyr Zelensky co-wrote a comedy tv collection, servant of the folks, by which he performs a highschool historical past instructor, Vasyl Holoborodko. Mockingly, on this collection, his character unexpectedly turns into President of Ukraine. A president preventing towards a corrupt elite and who desires to be near the folks: a prefiguration of his skilled profession?

4. He founds his political get together of the identical title because the collection

It’s because of the collection that Volodymyr Zelensky positive factors notoriety. Then, little by little, he went into politics. In December 2017, he renamed the Decisive Change Get together (chaired by Evgueni Iourdyga), within the title of his cult collection: servant of the folks. He timidly takes the reins of the get together and isn’t taken severely within the political class. On December 31, 2018, he formally introduced his candidacy (and everyone knows the way it ends).

5. He turns into the youngest president within the historical past of Ukraine

With a speech that relentlessly denounces corruption within the nation, he positive factors a number of assist from younger and apolitical Ukrainians, but additionally from older individuals who comply with him on tv. On April 21, 2019, Volodymyr Zelensky turns into president of the republic with 73.2% of the vote, and turns into at 41, the youngest president within the historical past of Ukraine. Within the midst of the battle with Russia, he was already advocating, throughout the elections, a ceasefire within the Donbass.

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