Volodymyr Zelensky's mother celebrates her birthday. Mrs. Rimma is a person who, even though her son is now an adult and has become president, still asks if he has eaten yet.
Volodymyr Zelensky's mother celebrates her birthday. Mrs. Rimma is a person who, even though her son is now an adult and has become president, still asks if he has eaten yet. What was the life of Zelensky's mother like, and what is their relationship like now?
Rimma Zelenskaya celebrates her birthday today, September 16. The mother of President Volodymyr Zelensky is 73 years old. A few years ago, on Mother's Day, the current president of Ukraine touchingly congratulated his mother, writing: "Thank you to my dearest mother, Rimma Volodymyrivna."
Despite the fact that Rimma Zelenskaya is the president's mother, she lives quite modestly. She does not lead a public life, so little is known about her.
Rimma Volodymyrna is an engineer by profession. Already in her youth, together with her husband and son, she dared to leave her hometown of Kryvyi Rih and go to work in Mongolia. At that time, the woman was engaged in engineering technologies, and her husband took part in the construction of a mining and processing plant. The harsh Mongolian climate damaged the woman's health, so after 4 years the family decided to return to Kryvyi Rih. Then the woman could not work and devoted herself entirely to her family.
Rimma Zelenska preferred to stay behind the scenes and rarely gave interviews, even when her son became a TV star and later became president. Only during the election campaign did Rimma Zelenska decide to deny the accusations against her son in an interview for Public Television. The woman then admitted that she tried to dissuade her son from politics.
“He consulted with us and I said he didn't need it at all. It's pure dirt, but that's what he decided, it's his choice. At least I know he won't steal and won't let anyone else steal. We had a modest family, we lived very modestly. So far, Dad has defended himself and achieved everything. That's why he grew up not in a rich family, but in an ordinary, working one," Volodymyr Zelensky's mother said in an interview.
Volodymyr Zelensky, formerly a member of the "95. District", he talked about his relationship with his mother and taking care of her: "Before, when I didn't follow any diets - then the jelly was in a jar and I had to return the jars. It's cool, it's good."
After taking over as president in 2019, Zelensky admitted that his relationship with his parents had improved. “They became closer. Mom, when she called me three times a day, this is what happens," he said.
Volodymyr Zelensky has had a tight schedule for many years, which is why he rarely sees his parents. He hasn't seen his parents at all since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, but he calls them every day. Zelensky said this in a special documentary project "The Year".
According to Zelensky, his parents are worried about his health. Mom always asks if he has eaten and asks him to be careful. The president's father is monitoring the situation in the country and waiting for victory to come.