Famous People Born In Kyiv

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Kazimir Malevich
(Russian Avant-Garde Artist and Founder of the ‘Suprematism’ Art Movement)
Kazimir Malevich
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Birthdate: February 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 15, 1935

Kazimir Malevich was a Russian artist and art theorist. His pioneering work had a major influence on the development of abstract art in the 20th century. An influential personality, Malevich's art and writing influenced several artists like Lyubov Popova, El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, and Ad Reinhardt. His works are showcased in many major art museums around the world.

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Milla Jovovich
(Actress & Supermodel Best Known for Her Role of 'Alice' in the 'Resident Evil' Film Series)
Milla Jovovich
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The quintessential action heroine of Hollywood, Milla Jovovich was rightly called the reigning queen of kick-butt by VH1 in 2006. Milla Jovovich is synonymous with the Resident Evil film series as the series revolves around its central character Alice, played by Milla. The Resident Evil film franchise is the highest-grossing movie series to be adapted from video games.

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Vladimir Horowitz
(Russian-Born American Virtuoso Pianist)
Vladimir Horowitz
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 1, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 5, 1989
 4 
Vaslav Nijinsky
(Ballet Dancer, Choreographer and One of the Greatest Male Dancers of All Time)
Vaslav Nijinsky
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 8, 1950

Vaslav Nijinsky was a ballet dancer and choreographer. He is counted among the greatest male dancers of the early 20th century. He was known for the intensity of his characterizations. He was brilliant and could dance en pointe, a rare skill few male dancers of his era possessed. He suffered from mental health issues in his later life. 

 5 
Golda Meir
(Former Prime Minister of Israel (1969 - 1974))
Golda Meir
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 8, 1978

Born in present-day Ukraine and brought up in the United States, the phenomenal rise of Golda Meir to become the prime minister of Israel was driven by her sheer leadership qualities. She steered her country amid hostilities from its neighbourhood during her eventful term as premier which also saw the Yom Kippur War. She is remembered as a strong-willed woman.

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Jan Koum
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘WhatsApp’)
Jan Koum
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces

Jan Koum is a Ukrainian American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He is credited with co-founding the popular cross-platform messaging service, WhatsApp. One of the most popular billionaires around the world, Koum donated almost $556 million to the donor-advised community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in 2014.

 7 
Mikhail Bulgakov
(Novelist and Playwright Best Known for His Novel 'The Master and Margarita')
Mikhail Bulgakov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 10, 1940

Mikhail Bulgakov was a Russian writer, playwright, and medical doctor best remembered for his work The Master and Margarita, a novel which has been acclaimed as one of the 20th century's masterpieces. Over the years, his works have inspired several other personalities, including Salman Rushdie and Mick Jagger.    

 8 
Berta Vazquez
(Ukrainian-born Spanish Model, Actress, and Singer)
Berta Vazquez
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Birthdate: March 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Vladimir Zelenko
(Promoting hydroxychloroquine-based treatment of COVID-19)
Vladimir Zelenko
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1973 AD
 10 
Ivanna Sakhno
(Ukrainian Actress)
Ivanna Sakhno
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Birthdate: November 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Yelena Yemchuk
(Photographer)
Yelena Yemchuk
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Birthdate: April 22, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
 12 
Victoria Zdrok
(Ukrainian-American Porn Star, Author, and Sex Therapist)
Victoria Zdrok
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Oleg Blokhin
(Ukrainian and Soviet Former Football Forward and Manager)
Oleg Blokhin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
German Khan
(Businessperson, co-founding Alfa Group, LetterOne, and L1 Energy)
German Khan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 15 
Vladimir Kozlov
(Former Ukrainian-American Professional Wrestler)
Vladimir Kozlov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus

Vladimir Kozlov is a Ukrainian-American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his association with WWE, where he was the former tag team champion with Santino Marella. In 2008, he was named WWE’s Breakout Star of the Year. Vladimir Kozlov is currently signed with Impact Wrestling, where he works as the promotion's Russian-language commentator.

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Oleksii Novikov
(Ukrainian Professional Strongman)
Oleksii Novikov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Valentina Lisitsa
(Ukrainian-American Pianist and YouTuber)
Valentina Lisitsa
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
 18 
Yevgeny Primakov
(Prime Minister of Russia from 1998 to 1999)
Yevgeny Primakov
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 26, 2015

Former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov had begun his career as a journalist for Pravda. He later went on multiple espionage missions as a KGB official, using the codename MAKSIM. He also denied reports that his father was a victim of the Stalinist purge and that he had changed his surname.

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Natalie Burn
(Ukrainian-American Model, Actress, Film Producer, and Screenwriter)
Natalie Burn
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Valeriy Lobanovskyi
(Ukrainian Football Player and Manager)
Valeriy Lobanovskyi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 13, 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Ilya Ehrenburg
(Poet)
Ilya Ehrenburg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 31, 1967
 22 
Ana Layevska
(Actress)
Ana Layevska
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Birthdate: January 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Max Levchin
(Co-founder and Former Chief Technical Officer of 'PayPal')
Max Levchin
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Max Levchin is a Ukrainian-American businessman and software engineer. He is credited with co-founding a company named Confinity which eventually became PayPal. Levchin is renowned for making an immense contribution to the company's anti-fraud efforts. Max Levchin is also credited with co-founding or founding companies like Affirm, HVF, and Slide.com.

 24 
Elena Baltacha
(British Professional Tennis Player)
Elena Baltacha
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 4, 2014

Four-time winner of the AEGON Awards, Elena Baltacha was a Ukrainian-born British tennis player, who held the British No. I position for the first time at the age of nineteen. An unbelievable fighter, she continued to play despite her debilitating illness, winning matches almost till the very end, retiring from professional tennis five months before her death from liver cancer.

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Vladimir II Monomakh
(Prince of Kiev)
Vladimir II Monomakh
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Birthdate: May 26, 1053
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 26, 1125
 26 
Lev Shestov
(Former existentialist and religious philosopher best known for his critiques of both philosophic rationalism and scientism)
Lev Shestov
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Birthdate: February 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 19, 1938
 27 
Pitof
(Film director)
Pitof
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Birthdate: July 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
 28 
Marta Kostyuk
(Ukrainian Professional Tennis Player)
Marta Kostyuk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 2002
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Irina Dvorovenko
(Ukrainian-American Actress and Former Ballet Dancer)
Irina Dvorovenko
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Alexandr Dolgopolov
(Ukrainian Retired Professional Tennis Player)
Alexandr Dolgopolov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Anna Bessonova
(Former Ukrainian Rhythmic Gymnast Who Was One of the Most Decorated Rhythmic Gymnasts of Her Generation)
Anna Bessonova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo

Anna Bessonova is a former individual rhythmic gymnast who represented Ukraine in several important events like the Olympics and World Championships. One of the most celebrated rhythmic gymnasts from Ukraine, Bessonova has two Olympic bronze medals, five World Championship gold medals, and three European Championship gold medals under her belt. Over the years, she has also participated in charity projects.

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Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
(Ukrainian Former Long Jumper and Coach)
Igor Ter-Ovanesyan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Alexander Archipenko
(Former Sculptor, Painter best known for his original Cubist-inspired sculptural style)
Alexander Archipenko
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Birthdate: May 30, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 25, 1964
 34 
Natasha Korolyova
(Singer)
Natasha Korolyova
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Iana Kasian
(Prosecutor, Model)
Iana Kasian
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 26, 2016
 36 
Nadiya Savchenko
(Politician, pilot)
Nadiya Savchenko
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dimitrij Ovtcharov
(Ukrainian-Born German Table Tennis Player)
Dimitrij Ovtcharov
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Nastia Kamenskykh
(YouTube Singer)
Nastia Kamenskykh
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
 39 
Svetlana Loboda
(Ukrainian Singer, Composer, and Former Member of Nu Virgos)
Svetlana Loboda
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Nina Geria
(Ukrainian Strongwoman)
Nina Geria
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Denys Boyko
(Ukrainian Footballer Who Plays as a Goalkeeper)
Denys Boyko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Andrei Medvedev
(Ukrainian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Andrei Medvedev
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Valentin Mankin
(Ukrainian Sailor)
Valentin Mankin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 1, 2014
 44 
Zinaida Turchyna
(Ukrainian Retired Handball Player and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Zinaida Turchyna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Vitaly Potapenko
(Former Ukrainian Basketball Player Who Played as a Center)
Vitaly Potapenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Irina Berezina
(Australian Chess International Master)
Irina Berezina
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Ilia Volok
(Ukrainian Film and TV Actor and Former Athlete)
Ilia Volok
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Birthdate: November 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Dmitry Gordon
(Journalist)
Dmitry Gordon
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Birthdate: October 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Yelizaveta Tishchenko
(Russian Retired Volleyball Player)
Yelizaveta Tishchenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Sergiy Stakhovsky
(Former Ukrainian Tennis Player)
Sergiy Stakhovsky
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)