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Who is Olena Zelenska? President Zelensky Wife

Olena Zelenska (born February 6, 1978) is a Ukrainian architect and screenwriter who is the wife of President Volodymyr Zelensky and the current First Lady of Ukraine.

FILE – In this file photo taken on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his wife Olena pay tribute at a monument to victims of the Great Famine in Kyiv, Ukraine. Olena Zelenska, the wife of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, announced Friday she tested positive for the coronavirus. ( AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, FILE)

In December of this year, Zelenska was ranked 30th on Focus magazine’s list of the 100 most important Ukrainians.

NameOlena Zelenska
Date of BirthFebruary 6, 1978
HusbandVolodymyr Zelensky
EducationKryvyi Rih National University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering

Olena Zelenska Background

Olena Kiyashko was born on February 6, 1978, in Kryvyi Rih. On May 20, 2019, Zelenska was sworn in as Ukraine’s first lady. She was featured on the cover of the December issue of Vogue Ukraine on November 18th. She discussed her first endeavor, nutrition reform in Ukrainian schools, in an interview with the magazine.

Olena Zelenska Education

Zelenska studied architecture at Kryvyi Rih National University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering, although she did not go on to work as an architect. Instead, she became a writer after writing pieces for Kvartal 95.

Olena Zelenska Career

Zelenska announced Ukraine’s membership in the Biarritz Partnership, a G7 worldwide initiative on gender equality, during an address at the third Ukrainian Women’s Congress in December 2019. As a result, Ukraine was granted official membership in the Biarritz Partnership in September 2020, which brings together states’ efforts to provide equal rights and opportunity for men and women.

Zelenska and UNICEF in Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding on June 1, 2020.
Olena Zelenska launched an effort in June 2020 to promote the Ukrainian language around the world, including the installation of Ukrainian-language audio guides in some of the world’s most prominent locations, including the world’s largest museums.

In 2020, 11 audio tours in Ukrainian were launched as part of the effort in museums in Azerbaijan, Austria, Italy, Latvia, Turkey, and Montenegro, as well as on two Lithuanian bus routes. First Lady Olena Zelenska submitted her Ukrainian-language audio guide idea to the Mount Vernon Museum (the home of the first President of the United States) and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in California in 2021.
She appeared at the Fourth Ukrainian Women’s Congress on November 26, 2020, a forum for equal rights for women and men that brings together Ukrainian and international public personalities, legislators, government officials, professionals, and opinion leaders.

The Kyiv Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen was held on August 23, 2021, at Olena Zelenska’s suggestion. The first summit’s topic is “Soft Power in the New Reality.” The event’s goal is to establish an international dialogue platform that will aid in the resolution of humanitarian issues around the world.

Olena Zelenska Husband; Volodymyr Zelensky

The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, was a classmate of Zelenska’s, although they had never met. Many of her classmates, according to Zelensky, he knew, but not Zelenska herself. They met much later, when Zelenska was a student at Kryvyi Rih National University’s Faculty of Civil Engineering.

The couple’s relationship progressed over time; they dated for eight years before marrying on September 6, 2003.

Volodymyr Zelensky and Olena Zelenska Children

Oleksandra, their daughter, was born on July 15, 2004. Zelenska gave birth to their son Kyrylo on January 21, 2013.

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