Volodymyr Zelensky is Time’s Magazine “person of the year”.

Volodymyr Zelensky is Time’s Magazine “person of the year”.

 

Volodymyr Zelensky president of Ukraine is named the “person of the year” as well as “the spirit of Ukraine” by Time magazine.

What is a “person of the year”?

According to Wikipedia, Person of the Year (called Man of the Year or Woman of the Year until 1999) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine and website Time featuring a person, a group, an idea, or an object that “for better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the year”. Time also runs an annual reader’s poll that has no effect on the selection, which is made solely by the magazine’s editors.

The tradition of selecting a “Man of the Year” began in 1927, with Time editors contemplating the newsmakers of the year. The idea was also an attempt to remedy the editorial embarrassment earlier that year of not having aviator Charles Lindbergh on its cover following his historic transatlantic flight. By the end of the year, it was decided that a cover story featuring Lindbergh as the Man of the Year would serve both purposes.

“Whether the battle for Ukraine fills one with hope or with fear, Volodymyr Zelensky galvanized the world in a way we haven’t seen in decades,” Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote

 

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