Time magazine recognized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Person of the Year. This is said on the magazine’s website.
The editors believe that Volodymyr Zelensky “inspired the world in a way that no one has done in several decades,” and his “information offensive changed the geopolitical weather system and caused a wave of action that swept the globe.” On the cover, the President of Ukraine is depicted surrounded by people with the flags of the country and sunflowers (they are a symbol of the Day of Remembrance of the Defenders of Ukraine).
Earlier, the Financial Times magazine recognized Zelensky as the “Person of the Year”: the editors said that Zelensky showed leadership qualities and deserved a “place in history.”
The magazine has been choosing Person of the Year since 1927, the first time the title was awarded to the American pilot Charles Lindbergh, who became the first pilot to cross the Atlantic alone.
Queen Elizabeth II and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel also received the title. Last year, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk became Time magazine’s Person of the year.