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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Zelensky (born 25 January 1978) is a Ukrainian politician, former actor, and comedian who has been serving as the president of Ukraine since 2019.

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Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy was born on January 25, 1978, in Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine which at that time was under the Soviet Union. He was born to Jewish parents making him a minority in the region. He also is a Russian speaker. 

Zelenskyy attended school in Kryvyy Rih. He later attended Kryvyi Rih Institute of Economics, then a department of Kyiv National Economic University and now part of Kryvyi Rih National University. He earned a law degree from here, however, he never worked in the legal field. 

Zelenskyy instead went into the entertainment field, becoming a comedian. He spent many years with the Kvartal 95, comedy troupe. He also starred in several TV shows and feature films.

However, his most famous role was in ‘Servant of the People,’ a TV show which aired between 2015 and 2019. In the show, Zelenskyy played a high-school history teacher in his 30s who won the presidential election after a viral video showed him ranting against the Ukrainian government.

The show tackled corruption within the Ukrainian government and became a huge hit among the people of the country. 

The year the show ended, Zelenskyy announced his candidature for the presidential position.

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Volodymyr Zelensky
BornVolodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy
25 January 1978 (age 44)
Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine)
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Servant of the People (2018–present)
Spouse(s)Olena Kiyashko
​​(m. 2003)​
Children2
Parent(s)Oleksandr Zelenskyy
Rymma Zelenska
ResidenceMariinskyi Palace
EducationKyiv National Economic University
OccupationPolitician, actor, comedian

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Volodymyr Zelensky Career

Zelensky’s ascend in politics came aside a tumultuous period in the history of Ukraine. In 2014, Russia seized Crimea and supported the separatist movement in East Ukraine. The same year, the then-president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted from office following massive protests. Petro Poroshenko became the President of fragile Ukraine in 2014. 

It was the ‘anti-corruption’ sentiment among the population that paved for Zelenskyy, who portrayed himself as an anti-corruption leader in ‘Servant of the People’, to eventually become the leader of the country. 

In 2019, he contested the election for the post of President and decisively defeated incumbent Poroshenko. Zelenskyy’s victory was a landslide as he gained 73.2% of the votes. On May 20, 2019, he was sworn in as the sixth President of Ukraine. 

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In September 2003 Zelensky married Olena Kiyashko. They both attended the same school. According to Zelenska she and her husband grew up in an overtly and predominantly Russian-speaking environment and had no relatives who spoke Ukrainian, except for ones who used Surzhyk, a sociolect of Ukrainian and Russian.

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Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy (born 25 January 1978) is a Ukrainian politician, former actor, and comedian who has been serving as the president of Ukraine since 2019.

How old is Volodymyr Zelensky?

Volodymyr Zelensky is currently 43 years old.

Who is Volodymyr Zelensky?

In September 2003 Zelensky married Olena Kiyashko.

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