Time Magazine names Zelenskiy Person of the Year, women of Iran Heroes of the Year
Time Magazine has named Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and "the Spirit of Ukraine" as its Person of the Year.
TIME's 2022 Person of the Year: Volodymyr Zelensky and the spirit of Ukraine #TIMEPOY https://t.co/06Y5fuc0fG pic.twitter.com/i8ZT3d5GDa— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2022
Refusing to leave Ukraine's capital of Kyiv at the outbreak of the war as Russian bombs rained down, the former comedian rallied his compatriots in broadcasts from the capital and traveled across his war-torn nation, the publication noted in bestowing its annual title.
On Tuesday, Zelenskiy visited Ukrainian troops near the front lines in eastern Ukraine.
"Zelenskiy's success as a wartime leader has relied on the fact that courage is contagious. It spread through Ukraine’s political leadership in the first days of the invasion, as everyone realized the president had stuck around," Time wrote in acknowledging the 44-year-old leader.
Also named to Time's yearender list are Gregory Robinson and the James Webb Telescope as Innovator of the Year; Blackpink as Entertainer of the Year; Aaron Judge as Athlete of the Year; Michelle Yeoh as Icon of the Year; and The Women of Iran as the Heroes of the Year.
The Women of Iran are TIME's 2022 Heroes of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/ZAKOOKS9zA pic.twitter.com/wO8fv9oe6B— TIME (@TIME) December 7, 2022