Pelosi's historic visit to Kiev and the meaning of the medal donated to Zelensky
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi traveled to Kiev where she met with President Volodymr Zelensky. International media have hailed the meeting as historic, as Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official to have met with President Zelensky since the start of the war in Ukraine.
During the visit, Zelensky presented Pelosi with the "Order of Princess Olga" medal for her "significant personal contribution" in strengthening Ukrainian-American ties.
But what does this medal symbolize?
Olga is the personification of female force in Ukraine, as she was the first woman to rule Russian Kiev at the time. The order bearing her name is given to women who have achieved significant success in politics and society.