Celebrities in Ukraine

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
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
Georges Charpak physicist, nobel laureate
Maksim Chmerkovskiy ballroom dance champion, choreographer
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
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
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
Semen Hulak-Artemovsky composer, singer
Abram Ioffe physicist
Volodymyr Ivasyuk composer, songwriter, poet
Milla Jovovich actress
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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