“…a former actor and comedian, ‘Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy’ serves as the sixth president of Ukraine. At the height of his popularity on national television, playing the president in the TV series ‘Servant of the People’, he unseated the incumbent president by running on an anti-corruption platform - and Russia watched.
"...filmed by a student while launching a profane rant about corruption in Ukraine, with the footage quickly uploaded to 'YouTube', 'Vasily Petrovych Goloborodko' (Zelenskyy), a high-school history teacher who lives with his parents, turns into an Internet sensation overnight. His students launch a crowdfunding campaign for his candidacy in Ukraine's presidential race against his wishes, eventually propelling their flabbergasted teacher to political victory as the new 'President of Ukraine'.
"While in office, Vasily is confused at his newfound responsibilities, but gradually eases into his presidential duties and decides to weed out corruption in his government..."
March 2018, a political party named after the TV series was registered with the 'Ministry of Justice' and Zelenskyy was actually elected 'President of Ukraine', April 21, 2018 with over 70 percent of a second-round vote.