Famous Ukrainian Men

Find out more about the greatest Ukrainian Men, including Wladimir Klitschko, Vitali Klitschko, Leonid Brezhnev, Andrei Chikatilo and Oleksandr Turchynov

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 1 Wladimir Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Semey

Wladimir Klitschko is a Ukrainian former boxer. Widely regarded as one of the best heavyweight champions ever, Wladimir Klitschko was renowned for his great footwork and extraordinary knockout power. He won a gold medal for his country in the super-heavyweight division at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He has often been named among Ukraine's most influential people.

 2 Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv
Died: August 3, 1924

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer. Considered one of the greatest English-language novelists of all time, Conrad is credited with bringing a non-English sensibility into English-language literature. Many of his works have inspired several films, TV series, and video games. His anti-heroic characters and narrative style have influenced many authors like Salman Rushdie, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and T. S. Eliot.

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 3 Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev.
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Famous As: Composer and pianist
Birthdate: April 23, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Krasne, Ukraine
Died: March 5, 1953

Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian Soviet pianist, composer, and conductor. Renowned for creating masterpieces across various genres, Prokofiev is widely considered one of the 20th century's major composers. Many other composers like Arthur Honegger have called Prokofiev the greatest contemporary musician of all time. An open pianists' competition, which is held every year in Ukraine, is named after Sergei Prokofiev.

 4 Leon Trotsky

Leon Trotsky.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 7, 1879
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bereslavka, Ukraine
Died: August 21, 1940

A Russian politician, political theorist, and revolutionary, Leon Trotsky developed a political ideology called Trotskyism, which eventually had a considerable impact on Russian politics. He also played a vital role in leading the Red Army to victory in the Russian Civil War.

 5 Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko.
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bilhorod-Dnistrovs'kyi, Ukraine

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer. He is widely regarded as the most popular Ukrainian boxer and one of the most successful amateur boxers ever with an impressive record of 396 wins and 1 loss. Known for his exceptional accuracy, creativity, hand speed, athleticism, footwork, and defense, Lomachenko won Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012.

 6 Volodymyr Zelenskiy

Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Volodymyr Zelensky is the incumbent president of Ukraine. A qualified lawyer, he initially owned a production company. He also played the Ukrainian president in the series Servant of the People and was a comedian, screenwriter, director, and producer. His secret phone call with Donald Trump led to Trump’s first impeachment.

 7 John Demjanjuk

John Demjanjuk.
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Famous As: War Criminal
Birthdate: April 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dubovi Makharyntsi, Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic
Died: March 17, 2012
John Demjanjuk was a Trawniki man and a Nazi concentration camp guard at Sobibor, Majdanek, and Flossenbürg. He was part of a highly publicized trial that convicted him for committing atrocities as the infamous Treblinka guard “Ivan the Terrible.” However, lack of any strong evidence suggested he had been misidentified
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 8 Vitas

Vitas.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Daugavpils, Latvia

Vitas is a Ukrainian-Russian actor, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for his eclectic musical style and unique falsetto, Vitas has performed with well-known labels like Universal Music Group. He often incorporates elements of folk, classical, jazz, techno, dance, and operatic pop into his music.

 9 Andriy Shevchenko

Andriy Shevchenko.
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Famous As: Football Player, Politician
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Dvirkivschyna

Andriy Shevchenko is a former professional footballer who played for the Ukraine national team. One of the greatest Ukrainian football players of all time, Shevchenko scored 48 goals for his national team, making him the all-time top-scorer for Ukraine. He is also only the third Ukrainian to receive the prestigious Ballon d'Or. He is currently serving as Ukraine's head coach.

 10 Anatoly Dyatlov

Anatoly Dyatlov.
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Famous As: Nuclear Engineer
Birthdate: March 3, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atamanovo, Russia
Died: December 13, 1995
Anatoly Dyatlov was the deputy chief-engineer of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. He oversaw the safety test that eventually ended in the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Dyatlov was later imprisoned for his negligence but was released in 1990, as part of an amnesty. His recorded memoirs were later released on YouTube.

 11 Leonid Brezhnev

Leonid Brezhnev.
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Birthdate: December 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamenskoe, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: November 10, 1982
Leonid Brezhnev served as the leader of the Soviet Union, as the general secretary of the Communist Party, from 1964 to 1982, and as the chairman of the presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1977 to 1982. His reign is significant for its rampant corruption and economic stagnation. 

 12 Vitali Klitschko

Vitali Klitschko
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan

 13 Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa

Ukrainian-American professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy is best known for his appearances in the US version of the reality dance competition TV show Dancing with the Stars, which he won twice. A versatile and brilliant dancer, he is also a 14-time US National Latin Dance champion. He is the co-owner of nine social dance studios as well. 

 14 Alexander Vindman

Alexander Vindman
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Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: June 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

Alexander Vindman served as the Director for European Affairs for the United States NSC under Donald Trump. He testified against Trump in his impeachment case in 2019 and subsequently resigned from his military post, citing political bullying by the Trump administration as one of the reasons.

 15 Semion Mogilevich

Semion Mogilevich.
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Famous As: Criminal
Birthdate: June 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kyiv

Semion Mogilevich is an organized crime boss from Russia. Widely described as the boss of bosses, Mogilevich is believed to control the operations of a vast criminal empire. Even though the FBI considers him the most dangerous mobster, Semion Mogilevich lives freely in Moscow, thanks to his close alliances with important Ukrainian and Russian political figures, including Vladimir Putin.

 16 Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: November 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 17 Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Simferopol, Ukraine

 18 Andriy Yarmolenko

Andriy Yarmolenko
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 19 Vaslav Nijinsky

Vaslav Nijinsky.
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: March 12, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
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. 

 20 Edwin Schlossberg

Edwin Schlossberg.
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Famous As: Designer
Birthdate: July 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Artist and interactive designer Edwin Schlossberg is the husband of John F. Kennedy’s daughter Caroline Kennedy. Apart from designing structures such as Terrell Place, He has also authored several books, including Interactive Excellence and Einstein and Beckett. He has been part of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, too.

 21 Oleksii Novikov

Oleksii Novikov
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Famous As: Strongman, Athlete
Birthdate: February 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 22 Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka.
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Famous As: Pole Vaulter
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

 23 Richard Sandrak

Richard Sandrak.
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Famous As: Bodybuilder & Martial Artist
Birthdate: April 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ukraine

Known as the Little Hercules and the Mini-Schwarzenegger, Ukraine-born Richard Sandrak became a sensation with his unusually muscular body as a child. It is believed he hailed from an abusive family. He later quit bodybuilding to become a Hollywood stuntman. He inspired the documentary The World's Strongest Boy.

 24 Vitalii Sediuk

Vitalii Sediuk.
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Famous As: Reporter
Birthdate: November 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boryspil, Ukraine

Vitalii Sediuk is a name celebrities dread. The Ukrainian former reporter and prankster who crashes red-carpet events made headlines when he crawled under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes, eventually losing his job at the TV channel 1+1. He faced legal issues when he broke Brad Pitt’s sunglasses at a premiere.

 25 Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer
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Famous As: Film Producer
Birthdate: July 12, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dymer, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire [now Vyshhorod Raion, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine]
Died: October 29, 1957

 26 Denis Stoff

Denis Stoff.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Khartsyzk, Donetsk

Denis Stoff is a Ukrainian guitarist and vocalist best known for founding the popular metalcore band, Make Me Famous. He is also credited with founding Down & Dirty, which was formed after the dissolution of Make Me Famous. He then joined the British band Asking Alexandria before becoming the lead vocalist for Drag Me Out.

 27 Yevhen Konoplyanka

Yevhen Konoplyanka
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Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kropyvnytskyi

 28 Viktor Yushchenko

Viktor Yushchenko
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Banker
Birthdate: February 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khoruzhivka

 29 Vladimir the Great

Vladimir the Great
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0958 AD
Birthplace: Budyatychi, Ukraine
Died: July 15, 1015

 30 Nestor Makhno

Nestor Makhno.
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Famous As: Revolutionary
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1934
Remembered for his guerrilla tactics, his Robin Hood image, and his Black Army that kept the Red and White armies away from a part of Ukraine, Nestor Makhno lost his father as an infant. He began working on farms at age 7 and grew up to be an anarchist revolutionary. 

 31 Oleg of Novgorod

Oleg of Novgorod.
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Famous As: Viking Prince
Birthdate: 0879 AD
Died: 0912 AD
Oleg of Novgorod, or Oleg the Prophet, was a Varangian prince who reigned over the Rus' people in late 9th and 10th centuries. He established the rule of Kievan Rus' and attacked Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. He finds mention in Scandinavian legends and in many historical films.

 32 Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili
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Famous As: President
Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi

 33 Stepan Bandera

Stepan Bandera
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15, 1959

 34 Alex Len

Alex Len
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Antratsyt, Ukraine

 35 Nikita Krylov

Nikita Krylov
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnyi Luch, Luhansk Oblast Luhansk, Ukraine

 36 Sergei Magnitsky

Sergei Magnitsky
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Famous As: Tax advisor
Birthdate: April 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odessa, Ukraine
Died: November 16, 2009

 37 Vladimir Kozlov

Vladimir Kozlov
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine

 38 Verka Serduchka

Verka Serduchka
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine

 39 Anatoly Onoprienko

Anatoly Onoprienko.
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Famous As: Serial Killer
Birthdate: July 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zhytomyr
Died: August 27, 2013
Anatoly Onoprienko, also known as The Beast of Ukraine and Citizen O, had grown up in an orphanage after his mother’s death. The Ukrainian serial killer then worked as a sailor and studied forestry, before going on a killing spree that claimed the lives of 52 people. 

 40 Alexey Oleynik

Alexey Oleynik
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Famous As: Mixed Martial Artist
Birthdate: June 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine

 41 Sergey Spivak

Sergey Spivak
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Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chișinău, Moldova

 42 Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 10, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cherkasy, Ukraine

 43 Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Richter
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zhytomyr

 44 Baal Shem Tov

Baal Shem Tov
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: August 25, 1698
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Okopy, Ukraine
Died: May 22, 1760

 45 Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Oleksandr Gvozdyk
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

 46 Eugene Hutz

Eugene Hutz
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boyarka, Ukraine

 47 Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 0978 AD
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: February 20, 1054

 48 Vyacheslav Glazkov

Vyacheslav Glazkov
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Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

 49 Taras Shevchenko

Taras Shevchenko
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1861

 50 Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Ignacy Jan Paderewski
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Poland
Birthdate: November 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuryłówka
Died: June 29, 1941