Famous People Born In Kharkiv

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Karina Smirnoff
(Ballroom dancer who won the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars)
Karina Smirnoff
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Alexey Oleynik
(Russian Mixed Martial Artist)
Alexey Oleynik
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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P. D. Ouspensky
(Philosopher, Writer)
P. D. Ouspensky
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Birthdate: March 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 2, 1947
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Justine Pasek
(Beauty pageant winner, Model)
Justine Pasek
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Anna Ushenina
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Anna Ushenina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Mark Taimanov
(Russian Chess player)
Mark Taimanov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 28, 2016

Mark Taimanov was a Soviet and Russian chess player. A leading player of his generation, Taimanov was ranked among the top 20 players in the world from 1946 to 1971. In 1952, he was honored with the Grandmaster title. A multi-talented personality, Mark Taimanov was also a concert pianist. He had formed a piano duo with his wife Lyubov Bruk. 

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Ida Rubinstein
(Russian Dancer and Actress)
Ida Rubinstein
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 3, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 20, 1960

Ida Rubinstein was a Russian dancer, art patron, and actress. She is best remembered for performing with the popular itinerant ballet company, the Ballets Russes. She also served as a subject for Russian painter Valentin Alexandrovich Serov's portrait Salomé.

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Pavel Eljanov
(Ukrainian Chess Grandmaster)
Pavel Eljanov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
 9 
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
(Ukrainian Professional Boxer)
Oleksandr Gvozdyk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 10 
Eugen Schauman
(Nobleman)
Eugen Schauman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1875
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 16, 1904
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Nikolai Tikhonov
(Politician)
Nikolai Tikhonov
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 1, 1997
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Lyudmila Gurchenko
(Russian Actress, Singer, & Entertainer)
Lyudmila Gurchenko
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 30, 2011

Lyudmila Gurchenko was a popular Russian and Soviet entertainer, actress, and singer. In 1983, she was honored with the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award for her contribution to the arts in the Soviet Union.

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Alexander Siloti
(Pianist)
Alexander Siloti
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 9, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 8, 1945
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Tamara Press
(Russian Aathlete)
Tamara Press
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 26, 2021
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Zaritska Oleksandra Serhiivna
(Singer)
Zaritska Oleksandra Serhiivna
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Maksym Krypak
(Ukrainian Freestyle Swimmer and Paralympic Gold Medalist)
Maksym Krypak
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
 17 
Otto Struve
(Russian-American Astronomer Known for His Contributions to Stellar Spectroscopy)
Otto Struve
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 6, 1963

Born into the famous Russian astronomer Struve family, Otto Struve began his career in the USA as a staff member at Yerkes Observatory, investigating stellar spectroscopy. Later, he focused mainly on binary and variable stars, stellar rotation and interstellar matter. He established the presence of hydrogen in interstellar space, a discovery that played significant part in the development of radio astronomy.

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Irina Press
(Russian Athlete)
Irina Press
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 21, 2004
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Natalia Dudinskaya
(Prima ballerina)
Natalia Dudinskaya
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 29, 2003

Natalia Dudinskaya was a Russian ballet dancer who dominated the Imperial Russian Ballet between the 1930s and the 1950s. Dudinskaya, who originated many roles during her illustrious career, won four Stalin Prizes. She also received the prestigious People's Artist of the USSR award in 1957. After her retirement, Natalia Dudinskaya served as a teacher and taught at the Vaganova Institute.

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Olga Mikutina
(Austrian Figure Skater)
Olga Mikutina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 2003
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Vita Pavlysh
(Former Ukrainian Shot Putter)
Vita Pavlysh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kateryna Serdyuk
(Ukrainian Archer)
Kateryna Serdyuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jean Gottmann
(French Geographer Who Introduced the Concept of 'Megalopolis')
Jean Gottmann
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Birthdate: October 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 28, 1994

French geographer Jean Gottmann is best remembered for introducing the concept of megalopolis. Starting his career as a research assistant at the Sorbonne, he later taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Paris, and Oxford. He was a specialist in urban, regional, and historical geography.

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Cassandre
(Painter)
Cassandre
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Birthdate: January 24, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 17, 1968
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Mikhail Gurevich
(Chess player)
Mikhail Gurevich
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 22, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Kamila Konotop
(Ukrainian Weightlifter and Olympian)
Kamila Konotop
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
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Vlada Nikolchenko
(Ukrainian Individual Rhythmic Gymnast)
Vlada Nikolchenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 2002
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Viktor Fainberg
(Philologist)
Viktor Fainberg
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Birthdate: November 26, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Mikhail Artsybashev
(Writer)
Mikhail Artsybashev
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1878
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 3, 1927
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Ivan Mezhlauk
(Politician, Military personnel)
Ivan Mezhlauk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 30, 1891
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 25, 1938
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Mischa Richter
(Cartoonist)
Mischa Richter
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Birthdate: 1910 AD
Died: March 23, 2001
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Nikolai Tikhonov
(Writer)
Nikolai Tikhonov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 1, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 8, 1979
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Viktor Ruban
(Ukrainian Archer)
Viktor Ruban
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Olga Ismayilova
(Belarusian-Azerbaijani Track Cyclist)
Olga Ismayilova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Georgy Vladimov
(Writer)
Georgy Vladimov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 19, 2003
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Anna Malygon
(TikTok Star Who Uploads Dance and Lip-sync Videos)
Anna Malygon
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Birthdate: June 5, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Boris Savinkov
(Russian Revolutionary, Author, and Socialist Revolutionary Party Leader)
Boris Savinkov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 7, 1925
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Nikolay Akimov
(Ukrainian Scenic Designer and Theatre Director)
Nikolay Akimov
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 6, 1968
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Jerzy Toeplitz
(Author)
Jerzy Toeplitz
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Birthdate: November 24, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1995