Is TIME Magazine’s Cover of Vladimir Zelensky as “Ladimir Elensky” Real?
In a post made by a Twitter account on April 18, 2022, it was claimed that Zelensky was on the cover of TIME magazine and that Zelenski’s name was shown as “Ladimir Elensky” on this cover.
Is Zelenski on the Cover of TIME in 2022?
In the image in the post in question, it is seen that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is on the cover of TIME magazine and Zelensky’s head is hovered over the letter M in the magazine’s name, making a demon analogy. It is also written on the cover that Zelensky decided not to use the letters Z and V, which were used as symbols of support for the Russian army, anymore. For this reason, his name is written as “Ladimir Elensky” on the cover.
When the covers of the magazine in 2022 are examined from the gallery on the official site of TIME magazine, it is possible to reach the information that there is no cover as claimed. Zelenski was not on the cover of the eight issues of TIME magazine published in 2022.
But on April 28, 2022, TIME announced on its official Twitter account that Zelenski will appear on the cover of the magazine in May.
Was Zelensky on the Cover of TIME Before May 2022?
When the past covers of TIME magazine are examined and researched with keywords, it is not found that Zelensky was on the cover of TIME with the title and photograph in the claim.
Zelensky previously appeared on the cover of TIME magazine in December 2019, except for May 2022. Zelensky is featured on this cover with the title “The Man in the Middle”.
The reverse image search method can be used to find information about the time of the photograph on the cover, which claims that Zelensky is symbolized as “the devil”. The photo was shared in an article on the official Ukrainian government website on April 13, 2022. The alleged cover was created by manipulating the logos of TIME magazine on this photo.
Did Zelenski Remove the Letters V and Z from His Name?
The cover of the claim image also includes the phrase “Ladimir Elensky refuses to use the letters V and Z in his name and surname”. It seems that there is no change in Zelensky’s name on the Ukrainian government’s website. In addition, Zelenski’s name on his official Twitter address has not changed.
The letters “V” and “Z”, as well as their Cyrillic versions, may also be used by some as symbols of support for the Russian army. The Lithuanian parliament banned the public display of the letters “V” and “Z” and other symbols expressing support for the war against Ukraine.
The claim is WRONG
In a post made by a Twitter account, it was claimed that TIME magazine with Zelenski on the cover showed Zelenski’s name as “Ladimir Elensky”. When the covers of the magazine in 2022 are examined from the gallery on the official site of TIME magazine, it is possible to reach the information that there is no cover as claimed. The magazine announced on April 28, 2022 that Zelenski would appear on the cover of the magazine in May. In addition, Zelenski was on the cover of TIME magazine in December 2019. Zelenski is featured on this cover with the title “The Man in the Middle”. The photo on the cover was created by montage with the logos of TIME magazine. Although it is claimed that Zelenski removed the letters “V” and “Z” from his name, as claimed on the cover, these shares do not reflect the truth.