Famous Ukrainian Leaders

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy
(6th President of Ukraine (Since 2019))
Volodymyr Zelenskiy
31
Birthdate: January 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
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.
 2 
Vitali Klitschko
(Ukrainian Politician and Former Boxer)
Vitali Klitschko
15
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Belovodskoe, Kyrgyzstan

Retired Ukrainian boxer Vitali Klitschko, who is now a politician and the current mayor of Kyiv, is also known for his 6’7” frame. He was once the World Boxing Council world heavyweight title winner and earned the nickname Dr. Ironfist. He also holds a PhD from the physical science department of Kyiv University.

 3 
Stepan Bandera
(Political leader)
Stepan Bandera
4
Birthdate: January 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galicia
Died: October 15, 1959
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 4 
Nestor Makhno
(Ukrainian Anarchist Revolutionary and the Commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine)
Nestor Makhno
3
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. 
 5 
Yulia Tymoshenko
(10th and 13th Prime Minister of Ukraine)
Yulia Tymoshenko
5
Birthdate: November 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine

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.

 6 
Viktor Yushchenko
(Economist, Politician, Banker)
Viktor Yushchenko
4
Birthdate: February 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khoruzhivka
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Petro Poroshenko
(5th President of Ukraine)
Petro Poroshenko
5
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Bolhrad, Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko is a Ukrainian politician and businessman. From 2014 to 2019, Poroshenko served as the fifth president of Ukraine. Before being elected as the president, Petro Poroshenko served in positions, such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Trade and Economic Development. 

 8 
Taras Shevchenko
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Morintsy, Ukraine
Died: March 10, 1861
 9 
Viktor Yanukovych
(Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver)
Viktor Yanukovych
5
Birthdate: July 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yenakiieve
 10 
Leonid Brezhnev
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Between 1964 and 1982)
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. 
 11 
Mikheil Saakashvili
3
Birthdate: December 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tbilisi
 12 
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
(Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (1648 –1657))
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
3
Birthdate: 1595 AD
Birthplace: Subotiv, Ukraine
Died: August 6, 1657
 13 
Leonid Kravchuk
(Former President of Ukraine)
Leonid Kravchuk
2
Birthdate: January 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Velykyi Zhytyn
 14 
Lazar Kaganovich
(1st Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union)
Lazar Kaganovich
3
Birthdate: November 22, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kabany, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1991

Lazar Kaganovich was a Soviet administrator and politician remembered for his close association with popular politician and revolutionary, Joseph Stalin. Kaganovich helped Stalin reach the peak of his success by eliminating those who were considered a threat to Stalin's regime. He also played a key role during the Great Purge, signing over 180 lists that caused the deaths of many.

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Oleksandr Turchynov
(Economist, Engineer, Politician)
Oleksandr Turchynov
3
Birthdate: March 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk
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Symon Petlura
(Politician and Journalist)
Symon Petlura
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: May 25, 1926
 17 
Semyon Timoshenko
(Military commander)
Semyon Timoshenko
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bessarabia
Died: March 31, 1970
 18 
Leonid Kuchma
(Politician)
Leonid Kuchma
3
Birthdate: August 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chaikyne
 19 
Levi Eshkol
(Politician)
Levi Eshkol
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1895
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orativ
Died: February 26, 1969
 20 
Ivan Mazepa
(Political figure)
Ivan Mazepa
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1639
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva
Died: October 2, 1709
 21 
Arseniy Yatsenyuk
(Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker)
Arseniy Yatsenyuk
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chernivtsi
 22 
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk
(Ukrainian Musician and Former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament)
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mukachevo, Ukraine
 23 
Nadiya Savchenko
(Politician, pilot)
Nadiya Savchenko
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (now Ukraine)
 24 
Mikhail Tolstykh
(Commander of the Donetsk People's Republic's Somalia Battalion of the Separatist Forces)
Mikhail Tolstykh
3
Birthdate: July 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ilovais'k, Ukraine
Died: February 8, 2017
 25 
Vladimir Ivashko
(General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (24 August 1991 – 29 August 1991))
Vladimir Ivashko
0
Birthdate: October 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: November 13, 1994
 26 
Rodion Malinovsky
(Military commander in World War II, Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union in the late 1950s and 1960s)
Rodion Malinovsky
4
Birthdate: November 23, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Odesa, Ukraine
Died: March 31, 1967
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Slava Medvedenko
(Former Ukrainian Basketball Player Who Played as a Power Forward)
Slava Medvedenko
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Karapyshi, Ukraine
 28 
Viktor Chebrikov
(Public official)
Viktor Chebrikov
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet
Died: July 2, 1999
 29 
Nikolai Podgorny
(Statesman)
Nikolai Podgorny
2
Birthdate: February 18, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Karlivka, Ukraine
Died: January 11, 1983
 30 
Nikolai Tikhonov
(Politician)
Nikolai Tikhonov
2
Birthdate: May 1, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: June 1, 1997
Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov
2
Birthdate: February 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kamianets-Podilskyi, Ukraine
Died: May 13, 1988
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Mykola Azarov
(Politician)
Mykola Azarov
2
Birthdate: December 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kaluga
 33 
Alfred Redl
(Austrian Military Officer and Russian Spy)
Alfred Redl
2
Birthdate: March 14, 1864
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: May 25, 1913
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Yevgeny Shevchuk
(2nd President of Transnistria)
Yevgeny Shevchuk
2
Birthdate: June 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rîbnița, Moldova
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Sergei Sokolov
(Military commander)
Sergei Sokolov
1
Birthdate: July 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eupatoria
Died: August 31, 2012
 36 
Sergey Stanishev
(Prime Minister)
Sergey Stanishev
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kherson

Regarded as one of the most successful Bulgarian prime ministers, Sergey Stanishev has also served the Party of European Socialists as its president. Known for his 13-year stint as the Bulgarian Socialist Party leader, he also holds a PhD in history and has been an international relations visiting fellow at LSE.

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Anastasia Prikhodko
(Ukrainian Politician, Activist, and Former Singer-Songwriter)
Anastasia Prikhodko
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
 38 
Ivan Fyodorovich Paskevich
1
Birthdate: May 19, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Poltava, Ukraine
Died: February 1, 1856
 39 
Maria Nikiforova
(Revolutionarist)
Maria Nikiforova
1
Birthdate: 1885 AD
Birthplace: Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Died: 1919 AD
 40 
Yuriy Yekhanurov
(11th Prime Minister of Ukraine)
Yuriy Yekhanurov
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belkachi, Russia
 41 
Dmitry Bogrov
(Revolutionary)
Dmitry Bogrov
0
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 12, 1911
 42 
Pinhas Lavon
(Politician)
Pinhas Lavon
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kopychyntsi, Ukraine
Died: January 24, 1976
 43 
Georgy Pyatakov
(Revolutionary)
Georgy Pyatakov
1
Birthdate: August 18, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Horodyshche, Ukraine
Died: January 30, 1937
 44 
A. D. Gordon
(Political Leader)
A. D. Gordon
1
Birthdate: June 9, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zhytomyrs'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: February 22, 1922
 45 
Eka Zguladze
(Politician)
Eka Zguladze
1
Birthdate: June 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia
Vyacheslav Maksymovich Chornovil
1
Birthdate: December 24, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yerky, Ukraine
Died: March 25, 1999
 47 
Yisrael Galili
(Politician)
Yisrael Galili
1
Birthdate: February 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brailov, Ukraine
Died: February 8, 1986
 48 
Anatoly Kornukov
(Military officer)
Anatoly Kornukov
1
Birthdate: January 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kadiivka, Ukraine
Died: July 1, 2014
 49 
Ignacy Daszyński
(Politician)
Ignacy Daszyński
1
Birthdate: October 26, 1866
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zbarazh, Ukraine
Died: October 31, 1936
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Andrei Zhelyabov
(Russian revolutionary)
Andrei Zhelyabov
1
Birthdate: August 28, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nikolayevka, Ukraine
Died: April 15, 1881