Ukraine’s 30: prominent Ukrainians who changed the country and the world

In celebration of 30 years of the Independence of Ukraine Euromaidanpress published a series dedicated to 30 prominent Ukrainians who changed Ukraine and the world they lived in:

  • Part 1 is dedicated to cultural figures, from Kazimir Malevich, creator of the iconic “Black square” to world-famous Oksana Lyniv, the first woman conductor to open Bayreuth Opera Festival.
  • Part 2 is dedicated to scientific and academic figures, from Volodymyr Vernadsky and his revolutionary concepts on the biosphere to renowned aircraft designer Ihor Sikorsky and his flying machines.
  • Part 3 is dedicated to well-known figures in the literary community, from Hryhoriy Skovoroda, a philosopher who preached self-examination and self-knowledge to internationally acclaimed writer and civic activist Serhiy Zhadan.
  • Part 4 is dedicated to political figures, from Volodymyr the Great who unified and christianized Rus’ to Viacheslav Chornovil, a tireless fighter for the independence of Ukraine.