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Oksana Baiul
(Former Ukrainian Competitive Figure Skater)
Oksana Baiul
31
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
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Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 8, 1891

Russian philosopher Helena Blavatsky, or Madame Blavatsky, was one of the co-founders of the Theosophical Society. She popularized the slogan “There is no religion higher than truth.” She was inspired by the Arya Samaj and later converted to Buddhism. She also wrote books such as The Secret Doctrine.

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Urassaya Sperbund
(Actress)
Urassaya Sperbund
20
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: March 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Yulia Tymoshenko
(10th and 13th Prime Minister of Ukraine)
Yulia Tymoshenko
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The feisty Orange Revolution leader Yulia Tymoshenko became Ukraine’s first lady prime minister in 2005 and was back in power from 2007 to 2010. She made her signature blonde ponytail, sometimes worn in a crown-shaped braid, a fashion statement. Tymoshenko was on Forbes’s list of the world’s most powerful women.

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Tatiana Volosozhar
(Russian Pair Skater)
Tatiana Volosozhar
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Leonid Kogan
(Lenin Prize-Winning Soviet Violinist )
Leonid Kogan
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 17, 1982
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Tatiana Navka
(Ice dancer)
Tatiana Navka
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries

Popular Russian figure skater Tatiana Navka has not just won the national and European championships thrice but is also a two-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist. She is also a regular participant on various TV and ice shows and has her own show named the Navka Show.

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Kimberley Anne Woltemas
(Actress)
Kimberley Anne Woltemas
4
Birthdate: January 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Oleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)
Oleksandr Turchynov
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
 10 
Sara Malakul Lane
(Actress)
Sara Malakul Lane
6
Birthdate: February 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Boris Sagal
(Former director)
Boris Sagal
3
Birthdate: October 18, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 22, 1981
 12 
Eugenia Tymoshenko
(Entrepreneur, Philanthropist)
Eugenia Tymoshenko
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Roman Neustädter
(Russian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder or Defender)
Roman Neustädter
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Konstantin Yeryomenko
(Russian Futsal Player)
Konstantin Yeryomenko
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 18, 2010
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Oleksandr Pyatnytsya
(Ukrainian Javelin Thrower)
Oleksandr Pyatnytsya
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Gregor Piatigorsky
(Cellist)
Gregor Piatigorsky
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 6, 1976
 17 
Igor Olshansky
(Football player)
Igor Olshansky
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Liya Akhedzhakova
(Actress)
Liya Akhedzhakova
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Birthdate: July 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 19 
Esteban Batista
(Basketball player)
Esteban Batista
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Kyrylo Fesenko
(Ukrainian Professional Basketball Player)
Kyrylo Fesenko
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 7'1" (216 cm)
 21 
Bobbie Rosenfeld
(Canadian Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist, and a Pioneer in Women's Sports)
Bobbie Rosenfeld
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 14, 1969

Olympic gold medalist Canadian athlete Fanny Bobbie Rosenfeld earned the nickname Bobbie for the bob cut she sported. Named the Female Athlete of the First Half-Century by Canada, she also excelled in hockey, apart from track and field. Post-retirement, she worked as a sports columnist and coach.

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Katherine Esau
(German-American Botanist Known for Her Work on Plant Anatomy)
Katherine Esau
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 4, 1997

Katherine Esau was a German-American botanist best remembered for her work on plant anatomy, for which she was honored with the prestigious National Medal of Science by President George Bush in 1989. Katherine Esau also made significant contributions as an author, lecturer, and scientist. 

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Yulia Managarova
(Russian Handball Player)
Yulia Managarova
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 24 
Yevgeny Vuchetich
(Sculptor)
Yevgeny Vuchetich
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Birthdate: December 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: April 12, 1974

Yevgeny Vuchetich was a Soviet artist and sculptor best remembered for his heroic monuments, such as The Motherland Calls, which was the world's largest sculpture at the time. An influential artist, Vuchetich was an important exponent of the Socialist Realism style. Over the course of his career, he was honored with prestigious awards like the Lenin Prize and Stalin Prize.

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Dimitrij Nonin
(German Gymnast)
Dimitrij Nonin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries