That was the lesson Umidjon Isaboyev, that fired to fame for impersonating Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, discovered when imitators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin assisted him flee Russian strikes on Kyiv last month.
“It’s not a most likely story, yet it is a ‘lookalike-ly’ tale,” Australian broadcaster ABC reported recently.
Howard X, the Kim impersonator, informed the outlet he sprang into action to get his coworker Isaboyev out of Ukraine regardless of having never met him.
The Australian claimed he had shown up in a segment with Isaboyev, individually, on Russian state tv.
“After the war began, I started assuming ‘in fact, I know this person’ and afterwards I thought ‘I better offer this individual a telephone call, ensure he’s alright,'” he stated.
The fake Kim stated he then hired the fake Putin– a Polish national called Slawomir– to reach out to his calls within the Ukrainian resistance and also exfiltrate the fake Zelensky.
Birds of a feather flock with each other … as well as help each various other in times of war.
Howard X said it took a while to gain Isaboyev’s count on.
“It was an unanticipated proposal,” The Washington Post estimated Isaboyev as stating, including that his journey out of Kyiv to Poland took about a week.
Storyful on Friday published video of Isaboyev going across the Polish border with only a luggage on March 12.
Slawomir has posted several photos together with Isaboyev on his “Putin Lookalike” Facebook web page because his rescue.
Howard told ABC he is now paying for Isaboyev’s lodging in Poland and also trying to aid him locate job.
“I’m intending to make a movie out of this since this is so insane.”
Isaboyev, a 41-year-old auto mechanic originally from the Central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, came to be an over night experience after a photo of him sleeping on a Moscow city cars and truck went viral in 2019.
From there, Isaboyev signed media look agreements in Russia as well as was later on hired as Zelensky’s body double on the Ukrainian president’s preferred television series “Servant of the People,” Howard X stated.