Ukraine Heroes

Ukraine has a long history of heroes. warriors, musicians, poets and activists.

Volodymyr the Great

Volodymyr was Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev and the ruler of Kievan Rus from 980 to 1015.

Bohdan Khmelnytsky

In the 17th century commander Bohdan Khmelnytsky led an uprising resulting in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Cossack state.

Hryhorii Skovoroda

In the 18th century philosopher & poet Hryhorii Skovoroda became synonymous with freedom in Ukraine.

Taras Shevchenko

In the 19th century poet, artist Taras Shevchenko fought for his country with words, his poems translated into over 100 languages.

Mykola Lysenko & Mykola Leontovych

19th century composer, conductors Mykola Lysenko & Mykola Leontovych are among Ukraine’s brilliant musical talents.

Mykhailo Drahomanov

Mykhailo Drahomanov was a political theorist, economist, historian, & philosopher. In the 19th century he fought against Ukrainian repression against Russia’s internal and foreign policies.

Élie Metchnikoff

Élie Metchnikoff pioneered research in immunology, writing ground breaking works on immunology, bacteriology, & epidemiology.

Ivan Franko

And poet, writer, Ivan Franko was nominated for a major international prize.

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