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Famous Ukrainians

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.


  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Land Area 579,330 km2
Water Area 24,220 km2
Total Area 603,550km2 (#45)
Population 44,209,733 (#31)
Population Density 76.31/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $353.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $8,200
Currency Hryvnia (UAH)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.