Zelensky - the comedian that became a servant of the people (English)

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 puts a global spotlight on 44-year-old Volodymyr Zelensky. He is a comedian who, despite lacking any political experience, has been elected President of Ukraine almost three years earlier. Now he has to make a choice. He could pack up and leave. Or he could stay and prove himself worthy of leading Ukraine through the worst aggression Europe has seen since World War II. How on earth did he end up here?Zelensky - the comedian that became a servant of the people is a Spotify Dok special produced by Tredje Statsmakten Media.Documentary source list: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy: "We are still here" (2022, WFAA-TV) End of Soviet Union - On The News (1991, ABC News Coverage) Mikhail Gorbachev's Resignation and Dissolution of the Soviet Union (1991, ABC) Сочи (1998) - 95 квартал (1998, Russian Channel One) КВН Юрмала (2001) - 95 квартал (2001, Russian Channel One) Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution (2004, NBC News) Братья Цыцько - Игра без штанов (2016, 1+1) Dancing with the stars (2006, 1 +1) ТРИ МУШКЕТЕРА (2005, 1 + 1) Евромайдан - protest at the gates of the Dynamo Stadium (2014, TaniePodróżowanie) Акции протеста в Киеве (2014, 1+1) Russian Forces Officially Enter the Crimea Region of Ukraine (2014, ABC News) Ukraine 2014 | Vladimir Putin Announces Crimea Annexation (2014, The New York Times) Володимир Зеленський: Я іду в Президенти України! (2018, 1 +1) Сериал Слуга Народа - 4 серия (2015, 1 + 1) СЛУГА НАРОДА 2 (2016, 1 + 1) Ukraine's Zelensky arrives at parliament for inauguration (2019, AFP News Agency) Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins the presidential election (2019, Daily Mail) Ukrainian President Zelensky: I'm ready for my next call with President Trump (2019, CNN) Unprecedented footage shows front line of Ukrainian conflict with Russia (2021, CNN) Ukrainian president blames West of stirring panic despite 'no tanks on streets' (2022, CTGN) Ukraine: Air raid sirens echo through Kiev as Russia launches ‘full-scale’ invasion (2022, Independent) 'We will defend ourselves', says Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy (2022, The Guardian) “How Volodymyr Zelensky Defended Ukraine and United the World” (2022, Simon Shuster, Time Magazine) “'They Want the West to Be Frightened.' Ukraine's President on Why Russia Sent Troops to the Border” (2021, Simon Shuster, Time Magazine) “Trump’s Call with Ukraine Leader Sounds A Lot Like Blackmail” (2019, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) “Pandora Papers: leaked documents reveal secret wealth of world leaders, Zelensky involved” (2021, FRANCE 24 English) “Отец Владимира Зеленского: "Мы с мамой не хотели, чтоб сын шел в президенты"” (Anastasiya Tovt, Strana.ua) “Мама юбиляра Зеленского Римма Владимировна: "Вова штангу бросил из-за роста, а танцы из-за девочки" “ (2013, Nikolai Lisitsyn, KP.ua) “Зеленский: Если меня выберут президентом, сначала будут обливать грязью, затем – уважать, а потом – плакать, когда уйду” (2018, Transcript from TV-interview, Gordonua.com) “Владимир ЗЕЛЕНСКИЙ: "Всю ночь накануне оглашения результатов я нервно курил и слал sms-ки в свою поддержку. Остановился на 250-й..." (Elena Krutogrudova, Bulvar Gordona) Zelensky’s 2019 inauguration speech will give you an insight into the sort of leader he is (2022, Elaine McCallig, Indy100) “Ukraine's New President Vows To Dissolve Parliament As PM, Other Key Officials Resign” (2019, RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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