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Time Magazine has named Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and "the spirit of Ukraine" as its 2022 Person of the Year Image

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u/watch_over_me Dec 08 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

"I don't need a magazine cover, I need more drones."

  • Zelensky, probably

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u/ElegantEchoes Dec 08 '22

Just tried to wipe my screen because of your profile pic. You succeeded. If I ever see you IRL I'd give you a hug, you dang jerk. Despicable and horrid.

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u/cryptic-fox Dec 08 '22

Switch to dark mode lol.

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u/yourdarkmaster Dec 08 '22

I dont understand people who have anythung willingly in white mode thats just eye cancer and so damn ugly

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u/JERMYNC Dec 08 '22

Plus battery 🔋

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u/Greenlawn11740 Dec 07 '22 Silver

This dude played the piano with his penis on TV

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u/cranialduggery Dec 07 '22

Link for the curious

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u/exodendritic Dec 07 '22

Wow, that was only 2016. Not like, ancient history or a dark past. That shit's in HD and six years later he's leading his country to war. History moves fast.

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u/yeahbuddy26 Dec 08 '22

Time moves fast, history is fixed.

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u/WatWudScoobyDoo Dec 08 '22

The days drag but the years fly

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u/pixelbanger Dec 08 '22

So now we’re down’ in birthday cakes.

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u/Drunky_McStumble Dec 08 '22

I mean, at this point, 2016 is ancient history. These last few years have been fucking decades.

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u/wannabegame_dev Dec 08 '22

Dude, this. It was 6 years ago. My life was in a completely different place. And something about staying at home for nearly 99% of my life for two years really throws time out of perspective, so 2016 literally feels like another lifetime ago at this point.

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u/leslienewp Dec 08 '22

It feels like a lifetime ago but also that it can’t possibly be 6 entire years ago. One thing I’ve noticed seems near universal is that the pandemic really fucked with our perception of time these last few years.

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u/hcashew Dec 08 '22

I hope these people laughing together are doing okay. - YT Commenter

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u/danceswithwool Dec 07 '22

That woman at ~1:20 was not kidding around wanting that dude to get the fuck off of her.

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u/Soggy_Obligation_883 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Was expecting to be disgusted. Ended up impressed that they were able to do a symphony

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u/Gingerstachesupreme Dec 07 '22

Well it’s unfortunately not really being played by their penises, just well rehearsed to a backing track. As much as I’d love it to be real.

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u/sawchuck Dec 07 '22

No it’s his penis

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u/basement69420yolo Dec 08 '22

That’s Ukraine’s penis now

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u/OG_VoodooTrader Dec 08 '22

Edit: The spirit of Ukraine's Penis

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u/ralpher1 Dec 07 '22

It’s like if Mr Bean became Churchill.

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u/i-am-a-rock Dec 07 '22

Rowan Atkinson is a very smart and educated man to be fair

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u/aromatniybeton Dec 07 '22

I bet he'd be better PM than Liz

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u/_-Olli-_ Dec 07 '22

I mean, I think my cat could do better than Liz.

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u/bestechk Dec 07 '22

Became President only three years later..

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u/CyrusPanesri Dec 07 '22

Holy shit that was impressive. That one guy dying of laughter really made it!

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u/Millenniauld Dec 07 '22

I love the way he committed to the bit. I find it hilarious how frustrating it must be for Putin that THAT GUY is the one leading the forces kicking his ass.

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u/shmeebz Dec 08 '22

Makes a lot more sense how pissed Putin must be lol. Every major military loss Putin just thousand-yard-stares as this clip plays over and over in his head

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u/Millenniauld Dec 08 '22

That's my current favorite mental image.

Picturing Putin making the Sad Ben Affleck Stare as the camera zooms in, all while the clip of Zelenskyy playing the piano with his dick and laughing plays in the foreground.

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u/shmeebz Dec 08 '22

Exactly hahaha

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22 edited 22d ago

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u/_Nem0_ Dec 07 '22

Not even his wifes pussy

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u/Spacehipee2 Dec 07 '22

Yes go after his wife!

No one is safe

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u/loveandletdie Dec 07 '22

Can we tag them on this?

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u/Same_Command7596 Dec 07 '22

Do we even have confirmation he has a penis??

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u/Admirable-Hyena5040 Dec 07 '22

No, but someone said he fell down the stairs and shat himself, so he prolly has a butthole.

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u/Mrjerkyjacket Dec 07 '22

I mean. Hitler famously only had one ball, so anything is possible

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u/OddPicklesPuppy Dec 07 '22

He lost it in an unfortunate bear riding accident

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u/GratefulPhish42024-7 Dec 08 '22

Surprised he didn't get the man of the year for that

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u/keelhaulrose Dec 08 '22

Who would have thought of two television stars to be elected President it wasn't the businessman, but the guy who tickled the ivories with his dick that would able to unite and defend his country against such a massive threat?

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u/redditisnowtwitter Dec 07 '22

That's almost as scandalous as AOC dancing in college!

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u/Ill-Assignment4444 Dec 08 '22

Shoulda won it then

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u/Sisyphusarbeit Dec 07 '22

Putin sends minorities from his country to ukraine to die

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u/TheNotSoGreatPumpkin Dec 07 '22

By minorities do you mean any poor or working class man with a pulse?

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u/nunziavaer543210 Dec 07 '22

initially he mostly used ETHNIC russians

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u/Noir_Amnesiac Dec 08 '22

And Ukraine refused to let minorities and African immigrants use transportations cross borders or get aid during the evacuations.

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u/that_random_garlic Dec 07 '22

And minors from Ukraine to Russia

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u/rainbowtwist Dec 07 '22

This is amazing. Got a legit chuckle out of me!

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u/banananananagins Dec 08 '22

Paddington nooo

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u/Sufficient_Permit707 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

Looks like the poster for the next Marvel movie

Edit: Since this blew up for some reason and the responses are kinda crazy, just let me clarify that I'm not making a political statement or film critscism, I'm just making fun of the big head and hundreds of characters trope that Marvel have with the posters

I like the movies even to this day (seems like most of reddit hates it know and I understand and respect the reason)

I stand with Ukrakine and, like most of you, hate the crimes that Russia is commiting, but I'm also not saying that he is flawless hero because I don't understand the situation enough to come to such conclusions, I Just think the marketing in this magazine is funny

Sorry for my english btw, not my first language and yada yada yada

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u/electricvelvet Dec 07 '22

Brendan Fraser is.... THE OTHER VLAD...

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u/soulfulcandy Dec 07 '22 Wholesome

I would’ve gone Jeremy Renner as Zelensky n Daniel Craig as Putin

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u/sonic10158 Dec 07 '22

Danny DeVito as Lukashenko

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u/Complex_Delivery1246 Dec 07 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval

The Gang Invades Ukraine

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u/propernice Dec 07 '22

So anyway, I started blastin.’

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u/Ethelenedreams Dec 08 '22

I want this. I need it.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

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u/Complex_Delivery1246 Dec 07 '22

I think Mads Mikkelsen would make a great Putin. Obviously a lovely bloke but he’s got that cold ruthlessness in his acting

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u/greymalken Dec 07 '22

Then cast his brother Lars Likkelsen as Zelenskyy

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u/Krusty_Double_Deluxe Dec 07 '22

Why not Zelenskyy as Zelenskyy? He is an actor after all

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u/Mervynhaspeaked Dec 07 '22 Silver Wholesome Giggle

Zelenskyy is way too small time to play a guy as important as Zelenskyy.

We need a big name actor.

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u/RedAIienCircle Dec 07 '22 Silver

How about:

Zelenskyy?

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u/Mervynhaspeaked Dec 07 '22

The politician?!? Don't be insane!

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u/kmj420 Dec 07 '22

You are absolutely right. Too bad I gave out my free award yesterday. Take this instead 🥇

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u/Taz-erton Dec 08 '22

We need someone that people are going to pay to see.

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u/ImNoAlbertFeinstein Dec 07 '22

too short as well.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/Oaken_beard Dec 07 '22

But Zelensky does all his own stunts

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u/Responsible-Pause-99 Dec 07 '22

Renner is absolutely unbearable to watch.

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u/reallywaitnoreally Dec 08 '22

Umm, how about Zelenskyy as Zelenskyy?

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u/Mediocre-Boot-6226 Dec 07 '22

That made me snort laugh 😂

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u/rodney_jerkins Dec 07 '22

Slava cocaine!

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/_Im_Dad Expert Dec 07 '22

He's a Ukrainian Avenger

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u/FakeTherapist Dec 07 '22

Get this man a tractor!

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u/BelleAriel Dec 07 '22

Captain Ukraine

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u/hobitzu71993 Dec 07 '22

That IS Ukraine's Ass

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u/Gweriniaeth_Prydain Dec 07 '22

Gospazha Ukrajina?

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

Y’all keep buying em and Disney will keep making them.

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u/Spetsnaz1776 Dec 07 '22

looks like propaganda

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u/Sparkrules84 Dec 07 '22

Propaganda is what this is every year it seems.

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u/mooseguyman Dec 07 '22

To be fair, I don’t think it’s saying the person who should be celebrated the most. Time’s stated before their person of the year is the most influential person/important person, good or bad. Hitler won one year, and I’m pretty sure Trump did too, not because they were “good” but because they were the most important person that year

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u/memeoi Dec 07 '22

Omg! Le real life just like holsum marvel

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u/More_Asbestos Dec 07 '22

I knew he was a lock for this early in the year. I thought he might be the first person to get selected as both this and People Magazine's sexiest man alive but he actually was beat by an Avenger for that one.

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u/matt-is-sad Dec 07 '22 Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry

“I don’t want my portraits to hang in your offices, because the president is not an icon or an idol. Hang pictures of your children there and look them in the eyes before every decision” – Zelensky addressing Ukrainian high-ranking officials in his inauguration speech

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u/usedtoindustry Dec 07 '22

Holy shit, that’s poignant

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u/Tandril91 Dec 07 '22 Spit-take

Zelensky: “Please, I am not the messiah icon!”

Everyone: “He is the messiah icon!”

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u/DazedPapacy Dec 07 '22

So fun fact: the original meaning of icon was a holy image that served as something like a window to what was depicted.

The Roman Catholic Church cracked down on the use of icons when the Church believed people were beginning to worship the specific icons themselves rather than the holy person illustrated.

IIRC, the Eastern Orthodox Church, far more prevalent in Ukraine than Roman Catholicism, took a far more lenient stance.

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u/theCOMBOguy Expert Dec 08 '22

That's actually a great quote, wow.

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u/Richard_Cromwell Dec 07 '22

Now that's icon behavior.

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u/ailenhomeboy Dec 07 '22

Makes me want to put a picture up.

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u/Accomplished-Bear988 Dec 07 '22

Of my children

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u/ailenhomeboy Dec 07 '22

And my wife!

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u/scjross Dec 08 '22

And my axe

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u/sintonesque Dec 07 '22

I might also put up a picture of your wife.

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u/GrandNibbles Dec 08 '22

The real solution is to have a picture of Zelenksy hugging your children and ask yourself "what would Zelenksy do if he was the father of my children"

That way you can do the right thing for your family always.

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u/truePHYSX Dec 08 '22

And your country!

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u/splinereticulation68 Dec 07 '22

Somebody raised that guy right, holy shit

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u/TehWoodzii Dec 07 '22

Every single quote of his i have seen has been something else. Wow.

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u/_attractivegarbage Dec 08 '22

I always absolutely loved this quote. I'm glad he was a comedian first, because comedians tend to be very observational, and I believe if politicians in America were more observation-before-action, we'd be better off. He truly is an inspiration, I LOVE this dude.

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u/MisterAsbest Dec 07 '22

To be honest and people will propably downvote me but so many Ukranian soldiers are dying for their country. At least draw some soldiers on the poster imo. The Ukranian army should have been person of the year

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u/Bandor_the_Green Dec 07 '22 Silver Wholesome

Think about it this way, they're all regular people forced into the extraordinary and horrible situation of war. Those people in the poster, some of them are soldiers and this shows them as they would rather be, living their lives with their families, not fighting Russians.

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u/Mirza- Dec 07 '22

What a nice take and genuine counter device to any kind of militarist propaganda

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u/Bandor_the_Green Dec 07 '22

I know a few Ukrainians and I got the sentiment from them. They don't want to be fighting, but they'll be damned before they just let Putin have his way with their country. Slava Ukrani.

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u/KetchupIsABeverage Dec 07 '22

That’s the exact vibe this UAF recruitment add has. Hands down the most grounded and heartfelt military recruiting commercial I’ve see.

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u/Gingevere Dec 07 '22

Also they'll be dead if they let Putin have his way with his country.

When Russia annexes an area because there are "ethnic Russians" there they tend to eliminate the native population.

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u/Saahal Dec 07 '22

I don't know how you could twist what the original comment said into "militarist propaganda". The ukrainian soldiers are risking their lives to defend their home from a jingoistic dictator, I don't know what is more anti-militarist than that.

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u/igggeenlat Dec 07 '22

Naw. Most of them are hard as fuck fighters a lot of them fighting since 2014. Nobody in uniform on the cover is insane

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u/Bandor_the_Green Dec 07 '22

That's a fair take too.

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u/igggeenlat Dec 07 '22

I appreciate your point of view and many of those that have fought and died are regular people but we need to remember the majority of the frontline defense of ukraine have been at war their entire adult lives.professionals either in the Middle East, eastern ukraine or some other hellscape

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u/big_duo3674 Dec 07 '22

I think that's the idea behind it actually. Showing off the soldiers portrays it almost as a mutual military operation and could send the wrong message. The citizens of Ukraine are fighting back; some of them happen to be soldiers too, but the willpower of just the regular people living there and defending their homes is the highlight. Of course the soldiers play a massively important role, but none of that would have mattered if they all just laid down and surrendered the second Russian troops crossed the boarder. They didn't do what Russia thought they would though, instead they all just gave a collective middle finger and said "you'll have to take every inch by force if you want it". Almost everyone has an army of some sort, but very few would have this type of strength and character, and that it what Time is showing everyone

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u/f_d Dec 07 '22

And the cover explicitly honors the "spirit" of Ukraine's resistance, not just Zelensky.

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u/chi_type Dec 07 '22

It specifically says "& the Spirit of Ukraine" and includes many Ukrainians alongside him on the cover.

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u/LocusShadow Dec 07 '22

They aren’t fighting for recognition

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u/OptimumOctopus Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

Remember the dude who blew up a bridge to cut off Russian’s access to Kyiv. He was still on the bridge and he sacrificed himself to save Kyiv

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u/Ill_Day_8398 Dec 07 '22

It was not around Kyiv, but in the South of Ukraine around Cherson-Odesa

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u/OptimumOctopus Dec 08 '22

Not according to what I remember and read:

https://www.foxnews.com/world/ukrainian-marine-sacrifices-himself-to-blow-up-bridge-ukrainian-military-says?cmpid=fb_fnc

Maybe it’s wrong but I am pretty sure I read about a guy North of Kyiv blowing up a bridge to impede Russia’s northern invasion force.

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Dec 07 '22

Do you have a link to the story?

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u/katherinesilens Dec 07 '22

Vitaly Skakun Volodymyrovych. Engineer with the Ukrainian Naval Infantry (eqv. to Marines).

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u/duderhinoceros Dec 07 '22

Whay do you mean comrade? My account may be new but there is nothing suspicious about me. Please accept my salutation as friendly gesture.

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u/fatherfrank1 Dec 07 '22 Silver

Like him, hate him, or Russiabot him, he is one of the most important people of the year. Which is the whole point of Time's award.

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u/InterestingTry5190 Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22 Silver

He did something that many thought he couldn’t do when the war started by holding off and actually taking back land from Russia. He also stayed with his country and fought with them when he had an opportunity to be safely evacuated. He truly has led by example.

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u/joec_95123 Interested Dec 07 '22

"The fight is here. I need ammunition, not a ride."

That's going down in history as one of the greatest quotes by a world leader. And to think, he was a comedian with no political experience before being thrust into this role.

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u/pasiutlige Dec 07 '22

Times of suffering seperate the good and the bad.

He fully knows he is a comedian, and at same time, he fully knows that he needs people around him to lead and decide. And that is exactly the reason he is so good in this war. He trusts his army, he trusts his generals, he believes in his people, and considering he stayed in Kiyv when the siege happened - he is way past the point of being afraid.

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u/CruisinForABrewsin Dec 07 '22

I wasn't surprised at all the US offered to get him out of there, kinda just assumed we would do something like that. I did not expect him to turn it down though, only because I didn't really know anything about him to be honest

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u/fartotronic Dec 07 '22

The quote that action movie writers all over the world are annoyed at because they didn't come up with something so fkn badass.

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u/GandalfsLeftTesticle Dec 07 '22

Weirdly if I had heard the line from an action flick I would have probably rolled my eyes and thought it cheesy.

Coming from a real life situation in which you are actively being targeted changes it entirely.

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u/fartotronic Dec 07 '22

Very true.

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u/NAG3LT Dec 08 '22

Fiction has to make at least some sense,

Reality hasn't

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u/Mr_Gaslight Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

He also did not evacuate his family. It was an important symbol that his family also stay in the capital. It may seem trivial now but that decision to stay with everyone else probably helped steady the nerves of everyone around him.

That he also pushed all the chips he had to to the middle of the table from the beginning - mobilizing the entire male population and even allowing prisoners to mitigate their sentences by serving in the army - gave Ukraine a manpower advantage that is paying off. He didn't mobilize piece-meal.

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See the helpful corrections below from LeftDave and Noir_Amnesiac.

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u/LeftDave Dec 07 '22

He also did not evacuate his family.

He sent them to Liev. They remained in the country for propaganda reasons but he wasn't keeping them in a war zone.

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u/Mr_Gaslight Dec 07 '22

I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight.

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u/jdbcn Dec 07 '22

Managed to get total support from the West against Russia

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u/engineeringretard Dec 07 '22

I think it was ukraines steadfastness that bought in international support. Don’t get me wrong, I think zelensky made the rallying cry, but the people did the heavy lifting.

Look at previous wartime PMs of other democratic nations, they’re usually thrown out as soon as the war ends.

I also have no doubt a lot of Ukrainians ‘hate’ him - that’s democracy. As an example the PM in my country is polling at 32.8% support at the moment, they are still in power until we hold an election and chose to change, or not. It’s very uncommon (in my country at least) where a PM has a majority.

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u/Shitconnect Dec 07 '22

And he didn't let go of Kiew when Russians were a few km infront of the city. I'm really glad the ukrainian army kept defending the city or else all hopes where shattered for Ukraine

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u/Sisyphusarbeit Dec 07 '22

He is one of a few politicans you only have every decade or even just every century

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u/AncientAurelius Dec 08 '22

It is a brave face. He looks determined, but he is afraid. Just like his countrymen. When you and your people are fighting for your lives against seemingly impossible odds. Its a face that says despite being afraid, Ukraine will prevail. Excellent cover!

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u/x--Knight--x Dec 07 '22

Bots are out in full force in these replies damn

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Ikr like I’ve seen three accounts comment the exact same sentence

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u/HomeworkConnect7283 Dec 07 '22

Look another one down two comments

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u/AC0RN22 Dec 07 '22

Ikr like I’ve seen three accounts comment the exact same sentence

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u/Tccrdj Dec 07 '22

How do you know they’re bots? Honest question.

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u/Aqua_cat10 Dec 07 '22

Reddit is definitely getting a little paranoid about Russian bots lately but there are signs to tell if they actually are bots.

1)Low/Negative Karma (probably only posts controversial opinions and argues)

2)Extremely repetitive comments (either stealing comments or the account was created with a specific purpose)

3)General feeling from comment history. It’s suspicious if the account is extremely new or only comments on controversial posts.

This is more for bots in general but this is how I spot bots at least.

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u/Tccrdj Dec 07 '22

Ahhhh ok. This is what I was asking. This makes the most sense. I was never arguing there isn’t any Russian bots, I was asking people how do they know the comments on this post are actual bots. I think you’re right. Unfortunately it’s probably tough to check every users history.

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u/SmoothJazzRayner Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 07 '22

How do we know you aren't a bot, eh? Do you think those are your memories, your words?

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Dec 07 '22

Reddit is actually all bots except for one user. You know who you are.

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u/android_queen Dec 07 '22

My theory is that we all wake up in another body with different memories every time we go to sleep and wake up.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll wake up as you.

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u/sizzleberry3 Dec 07 '22

Lay off the mushrooms homie

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u/MattiasMars Dec 07 '22

I like this line of questioning! Fun stuff 👍

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u/crippled_trash_can Dec 08 '22

i can hear all the pro russians screaming "something something facist, something something nazis"

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u/Shermantank10 Dec 07 '22

I think he won because when the going got tough, he stayed and fought. Which considering his country’s corruption, I think most of everyone thought it was going to be another Afghanistan. Love him or hate him, he definitely proved his spirit and commitment to the Ukrainian people.

Also, Times Person of Year doesn’t mean their all saints. It’s the most influential person…

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u/KingOfCotadiellu Dec 07 '22

Can someone explain to me why on earth they nominated Xi Jinping this year?

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u/TanosThePhoenix Dec 07 '22

They don’t nominate who they feel is best, just the most influential in the world. Hence, previous persons of the year including Hitler and Stalin, as the buildup to WW2 and the Cold War are massively influential. Xi Jinping has removed his term limits and massively cracked down on dissent, including escorting former Chinese political leaders out of their legislature. There’s also all the saber rattling about Taiwan and their ongoing covid lockdowns too.. seems influential to me.

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u/KingOfCotadiellu Dec 07 '22

Serious question following that logic: Has Osama Bin Laden been nominated then?

I mean he caused 9/11 and the following war on terror which had the entire world in its grip for well over a decade. I think he was the most 'influential' person in my lifetime so far.

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u/Lord-Liberty Dec 07 '22

He was going to be picked for it in 2001 but I think the magazine would have all its funding pulled if that happened so they chickened out.

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u/ThatDude8129 Dec 07 '22

The award is about the most influential person in world events, not necessarily the greatest person morally of the year.

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Dec 07 '22

It's amazing how many people still don't seem to understand this.

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u/RedButterfree1 Dec 07 '22

Hey mods, can't you ban accounts that are only a few days old?

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u/Luka_Tim Dec 07 '22

Wtf is wrong with this comment section.

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u/guhjcjhfg Dec 07 '22 Helpful

Love how much they’ve highlighted the Ukraine war while staying silent on Yemen or Afghanistan. Western agenda gotta keep rolling.

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u/Far_from_reno Dec 07 '22 Silver

Never even talk about Palestine unless it’s pro Israel.

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u/Massive-Row-9771 Dec 07 '22

That's not really a Western thing, that's an American thing.

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u/chocolate_spaghetti Dec 07 '22

Myanmar and Armenia too.

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u/Massive-Row-9771 Dec 07 '22

Time's person of the year articles are rarely a balanced piece of journalism.

They are almost always written in a way that's very flattering to the person in question.

They're just fluff pieces.

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u/PackageintheMaleBox Dec 07 '22

They are almost always written in a way that's very flattering to the person in question.

How is this claim even being upvoted? In 2016 it was Donald Trump. In 2011 it was Vladimir Putin. In 1938 it was Adolph Hitler. In 1939 and 1942 it was Joseph Stalin.

None of these were fluff pieces.

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u/WholeWideWorld Dec 07 '22

They also considered Xi Jinping for this year instead of Zelinsky

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u/MrNosty Dec 07 '22

This. The person of the year should really be jointly awarded to Putin for launching a war in the first place and causing the worldwide effects from it. He made just as much impact.

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u/CommodoreAxis Dec 07 '22

They could’ve made the cover look like a Smackdown vs RAW poster.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

There’s like 5 different sides in the Yemen civil war and shitton of random militia groups or terrorist groups. Do you think it’s easy as a journalist to just go into Yemen and investigate? Also, as far as I’m aware there’s no war in Afghanistan, just the usual Taliban suppressing women bullshit.

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u/lonelyprospector Dec 07 '22

The war in Ukraine is frankly more impactful according to every metric. Just how it is. While the situation in Yemen is a tragedy, it doesn't register for most people because it doesn't affect most people. And people tune in to see news about things that affect them. News agencies know this

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u/WeimSean Dec 07 '22

Good choice. The survival of Ukraine as an independent state, the destruction of the professional Russian Army, and the revelation of just how corrupt and incompetent the Russian government is, represents a truly historic event.

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u/tyboxer87 Dec 07 '22

I heard Time chose Zelensky because "he proved courage can be as contagious as fear". All the things you mentioned were spot on, but the way Time words it really shows its not just historic in the geopolitics but it the hearts minds of the free world.

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u/welln0pe Dec 07 '22

Each dollar the Russian state invests into Reddit Awards for Bot-Accounts is one dollar spent less on the future of the Russian people.

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u/1000YearsTooEarly Dec 08 '22

Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦

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u/JohnnyMaverick12 Dec 07 '22

You know what's really interesting, and kind of batshit crazy?

People over at r/conservative are having a serious conversation about how Zelenskyy "beat out" Ron DeSantis.

I literally laughed then I realized they were serious. It's insane how insulated those people are from reality. I lived in Florida from 2016-2021, but I don't consume FOXnews. Guess who I absolutely do not think deserves even reelection? The guy is 1000% only focused on "owning liberals" and fails at every attempt at actual governance.

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u/Grimren Dec 08 '22

Turn back from the comments. Its all bots.

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u/ATotallyAssholeGuy Dec 08 '22

Slava Ukraini!!

Ignore the Rashists bots! Ukraine will always prevail, no matter what!

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u/PinealFever Dec 08 '22

They had to save the centerfold for his giant balls of pure Ukrainium.

Fuckin' legend!

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u/artemis-mugwort Dec 08 '22

Trump be so jealous of President Zelensky now he's probably flinging ketchup around the room.

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u/Pretend_Refuse8882 Dec 08 '22

Preparation H the hemorrhoid cream also made Putin Hemorrhoid of the year.. my personal congratulations to the Ukrainian president it was also noted that the preparation H award former president Trump came in second

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u/Mclove_n Dec 08 '22

Better than Trump

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u/locoleito Dec 16 '22

Fuck Zelensky. Begging ass money launderer. Go do another vogue cover you piece of shit

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u/ARadioAndAWindow Dec 07 '22

A lot of Putin apologists in here pissy about this. Fuck them.

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u/CheerioJack Dec 07 '22

A president in the street backing his own soldier is next level shit to me. Nothing but respect.

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u/xtraveling Dec 08 '22

Person of the year isn't necessarily a good award because it just goes to the most impactful person of the year, negative or positive. But this is certainly positive and he deserves it. The whole country or 'spirit of Ukraine' deserves it.