- Kiril Zelenskiy is the 10 only son and last child of Ukraine’s President and former actor Volodymyr Zelensky
- His mother, Olena Zelenska is the first lady of Ukraine who served as a writer and 2019 Focus Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Ukrainians
- Zelenskiy’s older sister Aleksandra is an actress while his great-grandfather fought the WWII
The tale of Ukraine in recent times, especially as regards its invasion by Russia has taken a huge part of the media. Its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is caught right in the middle of it all, and as such questions regarding his family keep rising. One among the members of his immediate family is 10 years old Kiril Zelenskiy, his second child and only son.
Apart from being the son of the president and former actor who is famous for the Servant of the People series, Kiril Zelenskiy is also one of the more than 44 million population of Ukraine. His country is the second-largest country by area in Europe.
Early Days of Kiril Zelenskiy
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On January 21, 2013, Kyrylo Zelenskyy who would later be known as Kiril was born to his then-actor father and his wife Olena Zelenska.
Prior to his birth, his parents had met in school but were not acquaintances. Later, they met again, fell in love, and became married in 2003. A year later and in 2004, they had their first child and Kiril’s older and only sister, Aleksandra who is also regarded as Oleksandra.
Despite the fame that is associated with the politician’s son and member of Ukraine’s first family, his parents have been able to shield him from the fame they have amassed in their different careers and in politics. Nonetheless, the same tale cannot be totally said of his 19 years old sister Aleksandra who is an actress famous for 8 New Dates (2014).
Also in line with her fame, she played another role in The Comedy Comet Comedy’s Kids that landed her a winning price of 50,00 Hryvnias.
He Was 6 Years Old When His Father Broke Many Records to Become Ukraine’s President
In March 2019, Volodymyr won his election and in April, there was a re-run in which he won again against the incumbent Petro Poroshenko. Prior to that, the politician was an entertainer was served as a comedian and actor.
His works include:
- Paddington (Ukrainian dub, 2014)
- Rzhevsky Versus Napoleon (2012)
- Love in The Big City (2009)
- Servant of The People (2015-2019)
Among his works, Servant of The People became one of the most renowned where he played the role of Vasyl Goloborodko, a school teacher who was later a politician that became president. Later, the name of the series was adopted and became the political party of Kiril’s father.
At the time that Zelenskyy became president in 2019, he was 41 years old and his wife was also the same age. Kiril Zelenskiy on the other hand was 6 years old while his sister was 15.
Some Records That Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Kiril’s Father Broke
- He was the first actor and producer to become president in Ukraine
- The 45 years old Ukraine’s President at the time of his first inauguration was the youngest president in Ukraine
- Kiril’s father used stand-up comedy as a means of electioneering campaign
- Zelenskyy is the first Jewish to become president in Ukraine
- The father of Kiril Zelenskiy is 1 of only 2 Jewish world leaders (with Georgian 3rd president Mikhel Saakasvlili) who were Jewish outside Isreal at the time they were elected
Kiril Zelenskiy Has Been Dubbed as Russia’s No.2 Target in Ukraine
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In 2014, the Russo Ukrainian War started and on February 24, 2022, it escalated with an invasion of Russia in Ukraine. It would become the largest conventional attack on a sovereign state in Europe since WWII that started in 1939 and ended in 1945.
The war has led to the death of numerous while inflicting injury on others and forcing some to become refugees.
In the case of Kiril, there are reports that his father, the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy is the No.1 target of Russia while his family consists of the first lady Olena their daughter Aleksasandra and Zelenskiy are the No.2 targets.
Interesting Facts About The Last Child of Zelenskyy
- His mother Olena Kiyashko who is better known as Olena Zelenska was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Ukrainians by Focus Magazine in 2019.
- Kiril’s great-grandfather, Semyon “Simon” Zelenskyy was in Red Army During WWII
- The grandfather of 19 years old Kiril Zelenskiy and father of Volodymyr, Oleksandr Zelenskyy is a professor, doctor of technical sciences, mining scientist, and the head of the Department of Cybernetics and Computing Hardware at the Kryvyu Rih State University
- His father, the leader of Ukraine speaks Russian, Ukrainian, and English
- The country and home of Kiril, Ukraine as of 2020 is the poorest in Europe with a per capita Gross National Income (GNI) of $3.540
- His parents have reportedly refused to flee from Kyiv, Ukraine’s and according to his father, the country needs arms not for him to run