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Zelensky win makes Ukraine 1st country outside Israel with Jewish PM, president, - Times of Israel

Posted 4/23/2019

"Following the victory of Volodymyr Zelensky in Ukraine’s presidential elections, the country will become the only one in the world besides Israel whose president and prime minister are both Jewish." (Full Story)

 

For five years, the Kremlin has encouraged the outside world to see Ukraine as a swamp of Far-Right Nazi extremism. Today, Ukrainians have overwhelmingly elected a Jewish Russian-speaker as president. It is now high time to stop viewing Ukraine via the distorted Russian prism. (internet)

 

As a reminder - Ukraine is the home country of prominent Jews such as Golda Meir, Sholom Aleichem and Simon Wiezenthal. 

New Israeli currency features notable Jewish people from Ukraine by the way. On 20- and 50-shekel banknotes. (Source)

There is a literary cult of Isaak Babel in Odesa, The Guardian says.

And city of Uman is the world's biggest, and all-male, Jewish pilgrimages, - Unian.

American actress Mila Kunis was born in Ukraine too.