Volodymyr Zelenskyy Profile: Ukraine and Russia are engaged in a conflict. The ongoing conflict between the two has created a tense atmosphere around the world. In such circumstances, all eyes are on Russia and Ukraine. Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President, is well-known.
But do you know who Ukraine’s President is and what he has done in the past? Let us explain.
Ukraine’s President’s name is Volodymyr Zelenskyy. He was elected President of Ukraine in 2019. Before becoming president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy worked as an actor and comedian. He entered a local comedy competition when he was 17 years old.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, then 17, joined the team of a local comedy competition called KVN. He was soon given the opportunity to play for Ukraine’s team Zaporizhia-Kryvyi Rih-Transit. This team competed in the KVN Major League and won in 1997.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy founded the Kvartal 95 team the same year. From 1998 to 2003, this team competed in the Major League and was the highest-earning team in Ukraine’s KVN League. The team spent a lot of time in Moscow and toured in post-Soviet countries on a regular basis.
Kvartal 95 began producing TV shows for Ukraine’s TV channel 1+1 in 2003. The team began working with Ukraine’s second channel, Inter, in 2005. He worked on the feature film Love in the Big City in 2008. Following that, he worked on the film’s sequel, Love in the Big City 2. The film’s third instalment was released in 2014.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy then pursued an acting career, appearing in films such as Office Romance and Our Time. His film Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon was released in 2012. His hit film 8 First Dates was released the same year. The sequels to this film were released in 2015 and 2016.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a board member and general producer of the TV channel Inter from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, he spoke out against the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture’s ban on Russian artists in Ukraine. Ukraine banned Russian artists and other Russian works from entering the country in 2015. In such a case, Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s romantic comedy film Love in the Big City 2 was banned in Ukraine in 2018.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared in the 2015 television series Servant of the People. Surprisingly, Volodymyr Zelenskyy played Ukraine’s President in this show. Svaty, his 2017 television series, was banned in Ukraine. This prohibition was lifted in March 2019.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy primarily worked in Russian-language productions. ‘I, You, He, She’ was his first Ukrainian language film. The script for this film was originally written in Ukrainian. After that, it was translated into Russian for actress Agn Grudyt. Later, it was dubbed in Ukrainian.