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Leonardo DiCaprio donates $10 million to support Ukraine

Update : 09 Mar 2022, 09:30

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has lent a helping hand to Ukraine amid its ongoing war with Russia, by donating $10 million as aid.

DiCaprio also has a personal motive. Helene Indenbirken, the actor’s maternal grandmother, was born in Odessa as Jelena Stepanovna Smirnova, according to Polish news agency.

She and her parents immigrated to Germany in 1917, where DiCaprio’s mother was born. DiCaprio was raised primarily by his mother, but he was also close to his grandmother. Who was a strong supporter of his work from the start.

Leonardo DiCaprio with his mom and grandmother

His grandmother, who died in 2008 at the age of 93, almost until the end appeared with her grandson and daughter at the premieres of his films, which is reminiscent of the American industry media on the occasion of generous support for Ukraine.

DiCaprio set aside up to USD 10 million to support Ukraine, however, he did not intend to make the news public. The information was announced by the International Visegrad Fund a project of the Visegrad Group aimed at financial support for international initiatives. 

The artist has long been involved in activities aimed at averting the impending climate disaster. He and his family formed the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998, when he was 25 years old, to encourage “sustainable development around the world.”

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