Famous Ukrainians you should know

If you ask someone about Ukraine, “beautiful woman” will be the first words that you hear. Everyone knows such names as Mila Kunis, Mila Jovovich, Olga Kurylenko. All these beautiful women have Ukrainian roots. But in fact, Ukraine can be proud of many outstanding persons in different fields. In this article, you can find some names of the famous Ukrainians.

Max Levchin is co-founder of PayPal. He is a programmer and entrepreneur from Ukraine. In 1991 he moved to the USA and has settled in Chicago. In 2004 Levchin founded the start-up “Slide”, the service for My Space and Facebook.

Chuck Palahniuk is an American novelist with Ukrainian roots. One of his most popular novel “Fight Club” was made into a film with the same name.

Taras Shevchenko is one of the most famous Ukrainians. He is the greatest Ukrainian writer. Almost in every city, you can find parks or streets named after him. And there are 1384 monuments of Taras Shevchenko in the world.

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Oleksandr Smakula is an outstanding scientist with Ukrainians roots. He is famous for the invention of optical anti-reflective coatings.

Simon Kuznets is a great American economist with Ukrainian roots. In 1971 he has got Noble Prize in Economic Sciences.

Nikolay Amosov is a famous Ukrainian and Soviet medical scientist in the field of cardiology and thoracic surgery. He is one of the first doctors who started to do heart surgery. He is known for the inventions of several surgical procedures for treating heart defects.

Ilya Mechnikov is a famous Ukrainian biologist. He is the founder of evolutional embryology and immunology. In 1908 he has got Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In immunology he is called the “father of natural immunity”.

Anton Makarenko is a famous Ukrainian teacher and writer. His pedagogical views gave impetus to the development of such science as social pedagogy. He wrote many scientific works in this field (novels, articles, scripts).

Sergey Grigorovich is a Ukrainian developer of computer games, founder and CEO of GSC Game World. In 2011 he has become the winner of the contest  “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the category “Innovative Ideas for Business”, which is held by international company Ernst&Young.

Larisa Latynina is a famous Ukrainian gymnast, the world and Europe champion, champion of Olympic Games for 9 times, honored trainer and master of the sport. She considered being the most titled sportsman of the world until 2012.

Vladimir Filatov is proud of world medical science because of his inventions in such fields as cornea transplant and tissue therapy, which by the way has the name Filatov tissue therapy. Filatov has been the head of the Ophthalmological Institute of Odessa. He has opened the first ambulance depot and glaucoma hospital in the country.

Ilya Repin is a famous Ukrainian painter, with whom the greatest achievements of realistic art of the XIX century are connected. He was born in Ukraine where he has got the first skills in art from the local icon painters. Repin’s pictures are the whole world, they excite you with their variety and beauty.

Ukraine is a magnificent country with unbelievable nature and of course beautiful women. It is proud to have so many outstanding and famous Ukrainian people. Welcome to this wonderful country!