Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has been named ‘Person of the Year’ 2022 by Time magazine.

  • Time magazine named President Volodymyr Zelensky as its Person of the Year 2022 on 7 December, as well as the “Spirit of Ukraine”, after the country showed resistance to Russia’s invasion.
  • Zelensky shares the 2022 title with “the spirit of Ukraine,” which Felsenthal said was embodied by the “countless individuals inside and outside the country” who fought behind the scenes, including everyday people such as chefs and surgeons.
  • Time magazine editor Edward Felsenthal wrote that “Ukrainian spirit” refers to Ukrainians around the world, including many “fighting behind the scenes” against Russian aggression.
  • The only Indian to be named Time’s Person of the Year is Mahatma Gandhi, who was given the honor in 1930. The magazine described him as ‘Saint Gandhi’ and later named him as one of the 25 political icons of all time.
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