Vasily Ignatenko, one of the Chernobyl firefighters to die in May, 1986

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Ignatenko was among the firefighters that got closest to the exposed reactor core as they attempted to extinguish fires...

Kazimir Malevich, a Ukrainian avant-garde artist

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"Malevich is considered to be part of the Ukrainian avant-garde (together with Alexander Archipenko, Vladimir Tatlin, Sonia Delaunay, Aleksandra Ekster, and David Burliuk) that was shaped...

Oksana Baiul, the first Winter Olympic champion of independent Ukraine, 1994

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Known as the “Swan of Odessa,” Baiul was one of the most graceful and artistically accomplished skaters in...

Ukrainian-American Sgt. Michael Strank was 1 of 6 Marines who raised flag on Mt....

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" Michael Strank (November 10, 1919 – March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine Corps sergeant who was killed...

World Famous Ukrainians

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Celebreties Let us start with Wayne Gretzky's speech at "United for Ukraine" event - it has some information...

Chuck Palahniuk of Ukrainian descent

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Palahniuk

In the 16th century a Ruthenian/Ukrainian woman was taken captive and brought to Istanbul...

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Wikipedia Very insightful Timeline documentary about her https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEDWaBmKpfY John...

Bill Mosienko scored fastest hat trick in NHL history 23 March, 1952

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The melodrama that soon would unfold defied credulity; and it was all because of a minuscule right wing...

William Kurelek & his Ukrainian Maze

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Future "Christian mystic, bestselling author and illustrator", William Kurelek was the eldest of the seven children of Ukrainian emmigrant family in northern Alberta...

Vitaly Klitschko inducted in the Boxing Hall of Fame

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"Klitschko was elected to the Hall of Fame in December, three years after he decided to re-enter politics...

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