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.
In the 17th century commander Bohdan Khmelnytsky led an uprising resulting in the creation of an independent Ukrainian Cossack state.
In the 18th century philosopher & poet Hryhorii Skovoroda became synonymous with freedom in Ukraine.
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 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 pioneered research in immunology, writing ground breaking works on immunology, bacteriology, & epidemiology.
And poet, writer, Ivan Franko was nominated for a major international prize.
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