President is not an icon: Zelensky demands not to hang his portraits

New President Vladimir Zelensky. Photo: RBC-Ukraine

During the inaugural speech, Vladimir Zelensky demanded that officials forget about the practice of hanging portraits of the President in their offices.

The new President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that the President’s photograph is not an icon and demanded that government officials stop hanging the portrait of the current head of state in their offices.

“I really want you not to have my portraits in your offices,” said Vladimir Zelensky. “Because the President is not an icon, not an idol, the President is not a portrait.”

Vladimir Zelensky suggested that officials place photographs of their children instead of a portrait of the President to “look into their eyes” before making every decision.

We recall that on May 20, 2019, the inauguration of the new President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky took place, after which he entered into his rights as head of state. The ceremony was attended by the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Beatitude Onuphry.

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