2 Vitali Klitschko(Politician)
3 Yulia Tymoshenko(Prime Minister of Ukraine (2007-2010))
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.
4 Stepan Bandera(Political leader)
5 Nestor Makhno(Revolutionary, Writer)
6 Leon Trotsky(People's Commissar of Military and Naval Affairs of the Soviet Union (1918-1925))
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.
7 Alexander Vindman(Military officer)
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.
8 Petro Poroshenko(President of Ukraine (2014-19))
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.
9 Viktor Yanukovych(Politician, Engineer, Economist, Racecar driver)
11 Viktor Yushchenko(Economist, Politician, Banker)
12 Taras Shevchenko(Poet)
13 Mikheil Saakashvili(President)
14 Bohdan Khmelnytsky(Hetman of Zaporizhian Host (1648 –1657))
15 Oleksandr Turchynov(Economist, Engineer, Politician)
16 Grigory Zinoviev(Politician, Revolutionary)
Born to dairy farmers in Russia, Grigory Zinoviev was homeschooled and had started working at 14. An Old Bolshevik, he joined Russian revolutionary activities and became a close aide of Vladimir Lenin. Joseph Stalin later got him ousted from the party thrice. Zinoviev was eventually arrested and executed.
17 Leonid Kravchuk(Former President of Ukraine)
18 Semyon Timoshenko(Military commander)
19 Leonid Kuchma(Politician)
20 Symon Petlura(Politician and Journalist)
21 Levi Eshkol(Politician)
22 Arseniy Yatsenyuk(Economist, Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer, Banker)
23 Ivan Mazepa(Political figure)
24 Svyatoslav Vakarchuk(Musician)
25 Nadiya Savchenko(Politician, pilot)
26 Mikhail Tolstykh(Commander of the Donetsk People's Republic's Somalia Battalion of the Separatist Forces)
27 Vladimir Ivashko(General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (24 August 1991 – 29 August 1991))
28 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)
29 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi(Politician)
Yitzhak Ben-Zvi was a historian and Labor Zionist leader who served as the president of Israel from 1952 to 1963. His father was one of the organizers of the first Zionist Congress in 1897. Ben-Zvi studied at Kiev University for one year before dropping out to co-found the Russian Poale Zion movement. He was awarded the Bialik Prize.
30 Viktor Chebrikov(Public official)
31 Slava Medvedenko(Basketball Player)
32 Nikolai Tikhonov(Politician)
33 Stepan Makarov(Oceanographer)
34 Nikolai Podgorny(Statesman)
35 Sergey Georgyevich Gorshkov(Admiral)
36 Mykola Azarov(Politician)
37 Alfred Redl(Military Officer)
38 Yevgeny Shevchuk(2nd President of Transnistria)
39 Sergei Sokolov(Military commander)
40 Sergey Stanishev(Prime Minister)
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.