Ukrainians Choose Their 'Greats'

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The first stage of voting for Inter TV Channel's large-scale "Great Ukrainians" project came to an end Dec. Full Story

Saskatoon, Canada

#1 Jan 6, 2008
Ok, Here we go. In no particular order. My top ten. Please add yours

Volodymyr the Great
Yaroslavthe Wise
Taras Shevchenko
Lesya Ukrainka
Stepan Bandera
Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Ivan Mazepa
Leonid Kravchuk
Victor Yushchenko
Yulia Tymoshenko

Saskatoon, Canada

#2 Jan 6, 2008
Activists during Ukraine's short-lived statehood of 1917-1920 are also on the list. A quarter of the top 100 is composed of Ukrainians alive today.

Unexpectedly, there are relatively few public Soviet figures, who only comprise 10 percent of the list, according to preliminary data, Kipiani said.

"It is surprising because it is recent history," he said. "It looks like the Soviet period has been driven out of Ukraine's consciousness. There are many plausible explanations for this. It may be due to discomfort and lack of freedom that was dominant during the Soviet times."

This says a lot about the Soviet Era Mistake

United States

#3 Jan 6, 2008
Sergei Prokofiev
Taras Fedorovych
Rinat Akhmetov (for being richest)
Klitschko Brothers
Taras Shevchenko
Nikolai Gogol
Oksana Baiul
Roman Shukhevych
Yulia Tymoshenko
Andriy Shevchenko

“Black souls wear white shirts”

Since: Sep 07

Alexandria, VA

#4 Jan 7, 2008
Nestor "Tale of the Bygone Years" (Not Makhno)
Ivan Kotlyarevsky
Lesya Ukrainka
Osyp Makovei (my favorite Ukrainian writer)

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