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Volodymyr Zelensky talks with Axios

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Axios’ Jonathan Swan interviewed President Zelensky via Zoom, in an Axios exclusive. Plus, the U.S. is negotiating a deal among Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt. Guests: Axios' Dave Lawler and Barak Ravid. Credits: Axios Today...
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Volodymyr Zelensky calls for more sanctions on Russia during speech in Davos

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting has kicked off in Davos, Switzerland. The village in the Swiss Alps has been transformed into a glitzy venue for the four-day confab ostensibly dedicated to making the world a better place. The event is resuming in person after a two-year hiatus because...
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Watch: Volodymyr Zelensky interviewed by Jonathan Swan

Tune in Monday, May 23 at 2pm ET to watch the interview from Ukraine House Davos. Bookmark and return to this page to view the livestream. Catch up quick: Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed Western leaders and governments, pleading for more weapons and aid, while also calling on the international community to make the war as costly as possible for Vladimir Putin.
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'The Hate of Men Will Pass.' Volodymyr Zelensky Makes an Emotional Appeal to the Power of Cinema at Cannes

The opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival is generally, not to put too fine a point on it, a snooze. A highly polished actor or entertainer steps out to host. This year—the festival’s 75th edition—it was Virginie Efira, the Belgian-French actress who played a salacious, miracle-performing nun in Paul Verhoeven’s Benedetta. Watching the simulcast proceedings with the rest of the press from the festival’s Debussy theater—the sister theater to the the bigger, fancier venue, the Grand Lumiere, where the festival’s major film premieres take place, and where an A- to Z-list of actors and luminaries in evening dress had gathered for the night’s festivities—I didn’t even recognize her as Verhoeven’s naughty nun. Her columnar sequined YSL dress was elegant for sure. But was so stiff and composed it looked as if all the personality had been airbrushed out of her.
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Volodymyr Zelensky made a special appearance at Cannes Film Festival

(CNN) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appeared via video during opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in France, giving a speech about the importance of filmmaking in the midst of war. "The most brutal dictators of the 20th century loved cinema," Zelensky said, adding that most films made...
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Volodymyr Zelensky receives standing ovation as he addresses Cannes Film Festival

Volodymyr Zelensky received a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (17 May).The famous event kicked off with an eye on Ukraine, receiving a live video message from the president of the war-torn country.Mr Zelensky spoke at length about the connection between cinema and reality, linking famous films to Ukraine’s current circumstances.“The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish,” he said, quoting Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film The Great Dictator.Sign up for our newsletters. Read More Ukraine news: Kyiv’s troops reach Russian borderWhy did Russia invade Ukraine? The conflict explainedSign The Independent’s petition to help the people of Ukraine
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Daily Life: TidalWave Comics profiles Volodymyr Zelensky

Check back here for daily updates on happenings in the Metro Life entertainment and cultural world. Zelensky comic — Portland's TidalWave Comics, whICH produces biographies of famous people, has put out a comic book about Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in its "Political Power" series. Zelensky has led his people's...
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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Steals the Show at Cannes Opening Ceremony

Click here to read the full article. CANNES — It was an emotional evening at the opening-night ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, with the biggest stunner a surprise appearance from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky appearing via live feed from his bunker in Kyiv. Audible gasps went up in the Lumiere Theater when he appeared on screen to give a powerful eight-minute speech to the rapt audience, including jurors Rebecca Hall and Noomi Rapace, urging the audience to speak up and take action: “Cinema should not be silent.” He received a standing ovation.More from WWDPhotos From the 2022 Cannes Film Festival...
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