How is Ukraine President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy connected to Georgia?
23 April, 2019
How is Ukraine President-Elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy connected to Georgia?
Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Sunday's runoff election in Ukraine. With 100% of the ballots counted, Zelenskiy had 73,13% percent of the vote with the incumbent Poroshenko at just 24,49%. The Ukraine President-Elect holds a degree in law and owns the company Kvartal 95, which produces films, cartoons, and TV comedy shows. Kvartal created the television series "Servant of the People", in which Zelensky played the role of President of Ukraine.
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Ukraine President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Rati Abzianidze

It has turned out
that Volodymyr Zelenskiy has a particular relationship with a Georgian singer Buba Kikabidze. What’s more, the company Kvartal 95 made a documentary about the Georgian artist titled ‘A Real Georgian Legend”. According to Kikabidze’s producer Rati Abzianidze, the artists’ concerts in Ukraine have been organized by Zelenskiy’s company over the last three years.

Rati Abzianidze says that Buba Kikabidze is a role model for Volodymyr Zelenskiy. As Buba kikabidze refuses to visit Russia so does Zelenskiy – when asked about his attitude towards Russia, Zelenskiy replied that he has the same attitude as Buba kikabidze. Abzianidze and the President-elect have worked on joint projects, organizing concerts for Georgian dancing ensembles and singers in Ukraine. He believes Zelenskiy will make a great president as he accomplishes everything he gets his hand on at its best.

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Ukraine President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Buba Kikabidze

Apart from his love for Georgian culture, Zelenskiy was impressed with Georgian nature – he loves Kazbegi, Gudauri, Batumi… Georgia was an irreplaceable venue to visit during vacations for him. Zelenskiys is a big fan of Georgian food, especially Georgian dumblings Khinkali. According to Abzianidze, Zelenskiy usually prefers Georgian restaurants to the local ones in Ukraine.

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