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Ukraine's Information

Flag of Ukraine
Land Area 579,330 km2
Water Area 24,220 km2
Total Area 603,550 km2
Population 44,209,733
Population Density 73.25 / km2
Government Type Semi-Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $353.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,200
Currency Hryvnia (UAH)
Largest Cities
  • Kiev (2,797,553)
  • Kharkiv (1,430,885)
  • Dnipropetrovsk (1,032,822)
  • Donetsk (1,024,700)
  • Odessa (1,001,558)
  • Zaporizhzhya (796,217)
  • L'viv (717,803)
  • Kryvyi Rih (652,380)
  • Mykolayiv (510,840)
  • Mariupol (481,626)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


A

  • Shmuel Yosef Agnon author, nobel laureate
  • Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky artist
  • Anna Akhmatova poet
  • Nathan Altman artist, book illustrator, stage designer
  • Nikolai (Mykola) Amosov surgeon, inventor
  • Nicolai Ivanovich Andrusov geologist, stratigrapher, palaeontologist
  • Dmytro Antonovych politician
  • Alexander Porfyrovych Archipenko artist, sculptor
  • Vasyl Avramenko choreographer, director, film producer
B
  • Isaak Babel journalist, playwright
  • Eduard Bagritsky poet
  • Ivan Bahrianyi politician
  • Oksana Baiul figure skater, Olympic medalist
  • Stepan Bandera politician
  • Oleksander Barvinsky politician
  • Vasyl Barvinsky composer, conductor
  • Marie Bashkirtseff sculptor
  • Nikolai Alexandrovich Berdyaev philosopher
  • Georgy Beregovoy cosmonaut
  • Elisabeth Bergner actress
  • Marko Bezruchko military commander
  • Oleksandr Bogomoletz physiologist
  • Jacques Bogopolsky engineer, camera designer
  • Sergei Bondarchuk film director, screenwriter
  • Dmitry Bortniansky composer
  • Valeriy Borzov track athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Robert Brackman artist
  • Serhiy Bubka pole vaulter, Olympic medalist
  • Gersh Budker nuclear physicist
  • Mykola Burachek artist, pedagogue
  • David Davidovich Burliuk artist, illustrator
  • Leonid Buryak footballer, Olympic medalist
  • Leonid Bykov film director, script writer
  • Elina Bystritskaya actress
C
  • Georges Charpak physicist, nobel laureate
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy ballroom dance champion, choreographer
C - E
  • Viacheslav Chornovil politician, dissident
  • Grigori Naumovich Chukhrai film director, screenwriter
  • Sonia Delaunay artist, co-founder Orphism art movement
  • Andrij Dobriansky opera singer
  • Dmytro Dontsov activist, nationalist writer
  • Dmytro Doroshenko historian
  • Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko film director, screenwriter
  • Petro Dyachenko military commander
  • Ilya Ehrenburg author, journalist
  • Katherine Esau botanist
F - G
  • Ivan Franko poet
  • George Gamow theoretical physicist, cosmologist
  • Samuel "Sam" Gerson wrestler, Olympic medalist
  • Valentin Glushko rocket engines designer, engineer
  • Maria Gorokhovskaya gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Leopold Gottlieb artist
  • Maurycy Gottlieb artist
  • Vasily Grossman author, journalist
  • Maria Guleghina opera singer
  • Tatiana Gutsu gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Vadim Gutzeit fencer, Olympic medalist

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

H

  • Waldemar Haffkine microbiologist, developer of vaccines for cholera, bubonic plague
  • Mykola Hlushchenko artist
  • Isydore Hlynka biochemist
  • Jacques Hnizdovsky artist, sculptor
  • Ivan Horbachevsky chemist
  • Volodymyr Horbulin developer strategic rocket systems, space vehicles
  • Jascha Horenstein conductor
  • Dmytro Hrachov archer, Olympic medalist
I - J
  • Abram Ioffe physicist
  • Volodymyr Ivasyuk composer, songwriter, poet
  • Milla Jovovich actress
K
  • Mark Kac mathematician
  • Leonid Kadeniuk astronaut
  • Ihor Kalynets poet, dissident
  • Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov physicist
  • Vera Vasilyevna Kholodnaya actress
  • Hnat Khotkevych composer, musicologist, bandurist
  • Nikolai Kibalchich revolutionary, rocket pioneer
  • Yana Klochkova swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Stepan Klochurak prime minister Hutsul Republic
  • Pyotr Konchalovsky artist
  • Yuri Kondratyuk astronautics, spaceflight pioneer
  • Yevhen Konovalets commander UNR army
  • Sergei Korolev rocket engineer, spacecraft designer
  • Volodymyr Korolyuk mathematician
  • Alexander Koshetz conductor, arranger, composer
  • Lina Kostenko poet
  • Ivan Kotlyarevsky author, poet, playwright
  • Ivan Kozlovsky opera singer
  • Olga Yuriyevna Krasko actress
  • Leonid Kravchuk first president
  • Mikhail Kravchuk mathematician
  • Lenny Krayzelburg swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Mark Krein mathematician
  • Grigori Yakovlevich Kriss fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Solomiya Krushelnytska opera singer
  • Fedir Krychevsky artist
  • Vasyl Hryhorovych Krychevsky artist, architect
  • Leonid Kuchma former president
  • Oleksandr-Zenon "Les" Kurbas director
  • Milena "Mila" Kunis actress
  • Olha Kostiantynivna Kurylenko actress
  • Vladimir Kuts long distance runner, Olympic medalist
  • Hryhory Kytasty composer, conductor
L
  • Larisa Latynina gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Ana Layevska actress
  • Mykola Lebed political activist, guerrilla fighter
  • Max Levchin computer scientist, co-founder PayPal
  • Kost Levytsky founder Ukranian National Democratic movement
  • Serge Lifar ballet dancer, choreographer
  • Mikhail Lifshitz literary critic, philosopher
  • Ephraim Moses Lilien artist, photographer
  • Yuri Vladimirovich Linnik mathematician
  • Anatole Litvak filmmaker
  • Andriy Livytskyi politician, statesman, diplomat
  • Mykola Livytskyi former prime minister
  • Peter Loboda numismatist
  • Volodymyr Havrylovych Luciv bandurist, tenor
  • Borys Lyatoshynsky composer, conductor
  • Vyacheslav Lypynsky historian, activist
  • Tatiana Felixivna Lysenko gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Trofim Lysenko biologist, agronomist

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

M

  • Anton Semenovych Makarenko educator
  • Nestor Makhno revolutionary, guerrilla commander
  • Mykhaylo Maksymovych naturalist, historian
  • Valentin Mankin sailor, Olympic medalist
  • Igor Markevitch composer, conductor
  • Andriy Melnyk military, political leader
  • Faina Melnyk discus thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Elie Metchnikoff biologist, zoologist, nobel laureate
  • Ivan Mykolaychuk actor, producer, screenwriter
N - O
  • Mark Aronovich Naimark mathematician
  • Heorhiy Narbut artist
  • Grigory Irmovich Novak weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Oleksander Ohloblyn emigre historian
  • Volodymyr Ohryzko diplomat
  • Dr. Joseph Oleskiw educator
  • Chana Orloff sculptor
P
  • Marian Peretyatkovich architect
  • Symon Petliura publicist, politician, statesman
  • Viktor Petrenko figure skater, Olympic medalist
  • Yevhen Petrushevych politician
  • Simhah Pinsker archaeologist
  • Mykola Plaviuk politician
  • Lilia Podkopayeva gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Nataliia Polonska-Vasylenko historian
  • Platon Poretsky astronomer, mathematician
  • Irina Natanovna Press track athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Tamara Natanovna Press shot putter, discus thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Zhanna Prokhorenko actress
  • Sergei Prokofiev composer, conductor, pianist
  • Vyacheslav Prokopovych politician, historian
  • Maria Prymachenko artist
  • Ivan Pulyui physicist, developer of medical x-rays
  • Yakov Grigoryevich Punkin wrestler, Olympic medalist
  • Nikolai Pylchykov physicist, inventor, geologist
R
  • George Yuri Rainich mathematical physicist
  • Lev Rebet political writer, politician
  • Wilhelm Reich psychiatrist, psychoanalyst
  • Ilya Yefimovich Repin artist
  • Viktor Ruban archer, Olympic medalist
  • Ihor Rybak weightlifter, Olympic medalist

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

S

  • Taras Shevchenko poet, humanist
  • Bruno Schulz author, artist
  • Zinaida Serebriakova artist
  • Kateryna Serebrianska gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Pavlo Shandruk military leader
  • Oleksandr Mikolaiovich Sharkovsky mathematician, developed Sharkovsky's Theorem
  • Samuil Shatunovsky mathematician
  • Lev Isaakovich Shestov existentialist philosopher
  • Naum Z. Shor mathematician
  • David Petrovich Shterenberg artist
  • Yuriy Shumovskyi archaeologist
  • Aleksandr Shymko composer, pianist
  • Volodymyr Sichynskyi architect, graphic artist
  • Igor Sikorsky aviation pioneer, designed first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft
  • Oxana Skaldina gymnast
  • Anatoliy Skorokhod mathematician
  • Hryhorii Savych Skovoroda philosopher, composer
  • Opanas Slastion artist, ethnographer
  • Karina Smirnoff ballroom dance champion
  • Yakov Smirnoff comedian
  • Anton (Anatole) P. Solomoukha artist, photographer
  • Ivan Maksymovych Soshenko artist
  • Slava Stetsko politician
  • Yaroslav Stetsko politician
  • Lee Strasberg actor, director
  • Otto Struve astronomer
  • Bohdan Stupka actor
  • Vasyl Stus poet, publicist
  • Sergei Sviatchenko artist
  • Vasyl Symonenko poet, journalist, activist
T
  • Borys Tarasyuk politician
  • Vladimar Tatlin artist, architect
  • Alexander Tetelbaum inventor, scientist
  • Stephen Timoshenko father of modern engineering mechanics
  • Viktor Tsybulenko javelin thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Mikhail Turovsky artist
  • Roman Turovsky-Savchuk artist
  • Pavlo Tychyna poet, public activist, statesman
  • Olexandra Tymoshenko gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Yulia Tymoshenko former prime minister
  • David Abramovich Tyshler fencer, Olympic medalist
U - V
  • Lesya Ukrainka poet, activist
  • Mykhailo Vaschenko-Zakharchenko mathematician
  • Vladimir Veksler experimental physicist
  • Pavlo Pavlovych Virsky balletmaster, choreographer
  • Iosif Vitebskiy fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Avgustyn Voloshyn politician
  • Mickola Vorokhta artist
  • Volodymyr Vynnychenko political activist, statesman, former prime minister
  • Yaroslav Vynokur world champion billiards player
  • Stepan Vytvytskyi former president
W - Y
  • Selman Abraham Waksman biochemist, microbiologist, nobel laureate
  • Viktor Yanukovych president
  • Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk politician, economist
  • Dmytro Yavornytsky historian, archaeologist
  • Vasyl Yermylov artist, designer
  • Ivan Sydorovych Yizhakevych artist
  • Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko former president

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