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List of people from Ukraine

This is a list of individuals who were born and lived in territories currently in Ukraine, both ethnic Ukrainians and those of other ethnicities. Throughout Eastern European history, Ukrainian lands were ethnically and culturally diverse, with a number of other ethnic groups living among the Ukrainians. Originally united with Belarus and Muscovy under the state of Kievan Rus', a schism took place after the Mongol invasion, as the Muscovite lands stayed under Mongol/Tatar rule for another century and Ruthenian (Ukrainian/Belarusian) lands were taken over by the ascendant Duchy of Lithuania, as it helped Ruthenians drive out the Mongol invaders. During this time a language separate from Old East Slavic evolved on the territory of the progenitor Russian principality Muscovy, while a Ruthenian language continued evolving on the territory of central Kievan Rus' (Ukraine and Belarus), whose people were known as the Ruthenians. While Muscovy stayed under Mongol control for over a hundred years, it absorbed much Mongol vocabulary, thus separating modern Russian from modern Belarusian and Ukrainian. Lithuania's unification with Poland into the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth further added a Polonization factor to most of Ruthenian lands. In the 1930s, the Holodomor and the Stalinist purges decimated the Ukrainian population in eastern Ukraine. As ethnic Russians were brought into areas depopulated of Ukrainians, this led to increased Russification in the east of Ukraine.

Although Ukrainians have always been the largest ethnic group in Ukraine, ethnic Ruthenians were mostly a rural people and often became the minority in the cities and towns that we growing on their ethnic territory. For example, due to the imperialistic anti-Ukrainian policies of the Russian Empire and Moscow's Communists, Kiev by the 1920s was approximately 1/3 Jewish and 1/3 Russian, with the remaining third constituting ethnic Ukrainians, Poles, and Germans. In dictator-ruled Poland between the World Wars, similar anti-Ukrainian policies were implemented. For instance, a similar demographic situation emerged in Lviv where the population was dominated by Poles and Jews. However, during the Second World War, the Jewish population of Ukraine was virtually eliminated by the Holocaust instigated by the Nazi Germany, as well as due to Jews fleeing the German invasion, mostly eastward towards Russia. Although many Jews returned to Ukraine after the war and some moved there from other Republics (due to educational and career opportunities in Ukraine), ethnic Jews never regained their proportion of the pre-War population in Ukraine. The majority of the remaining Jews left for the United States, Israel and Germany in the decades immediately prior and after the fall of the Soviet Union.

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AcademicsEdit

MathematiciansEdit

Physicists/AstronomersEdit

Geographers/GeologistsEdit

BiologistsEdit

ChemistsEdit

Doctors and surgeonsEdit

EngineersEdit

EconomistsEdit

ArcheologistsEdit

HistoriansEdit

PhilosophersEdit

Other academicsEdit

ArtsEdit

ArchitectsEdit

PaintersEdit

SculptorsEdit

PhotographersEdit

Performing artsEdit

Actors/ActressesEdit

Choreographers and dancersEdit

Film and theatre directorsEdit

ModelsEdit

MusiciansEdit

BanduristsEdit

ComposersEdit

PianistsEdit

OrganistsEdit

StringsEdit

ConductorsEdit

OtherEdit

SingersEdit

OperaEdit

Singers and artists of other genresEdit

Other performing artistsEdit

Literary artsEdit

WritersEdit

PoetsEdit

BusinessEdit

AstronautsEdit

Cossack HetmansEdit

Military figuresEdit

IntelligenceEdit

PoliticiansEdit

Ukrainian politiciansEdit

Zionists and Israeli politiciansEdit

Bolsheviks and Soviet politiciansEdit

Soviet dissidentsEdit

Russian politiciansEdit

Polish politiciansEdit

Austrian politiciansEdit

Bulgarian politiciansEdit

Czechoslovak politiciansEdit

German politiciansEdit

Italian politiciansEdit

French politiciansEdit

American politiciansEdit

Canadian politiciansEdit

Chinese politiciansEdit

Crimean Tatar politiciansEdit

Religious leaders and theologiansEdit

Orthodox ChristianEdit

Greek CatholicEdit

Roman CatholicEdit

JewishEdit

OthersEdit

SportEdit

ArcheryEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

ChessEdit

FencingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

Football (soccer)Edit

GymnasticsEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

SwimmingEdit

  • Yana Klochkova, swimmer (4 Olympic golds)
  • Lenny Krayzelburg, swimmer (now U.S. citizen); 4-time Olympic champion (100 m backstroke, 200-m backstroke, twice 4x100-m medley relay); 3-time world champion (100 m and 200-m backstroke, 4×100-m medley) and 2-time silver (4×100-m medley, 50-m backstroke); 3 world records (50-, 100-, and 200-m backstroke)
  • Maxim Podoprigora, Olympic swimmer

TennisEdit

Track & fieldEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Other athletesEdit

OligarchsEdit

OtherEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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