The Cossack Mamay

The history of the Ukrainian people is a story of struggle. Permanent war, the daily struggle with the enemy - be it the Polish gentry or Tatar raids - tempered by peace-loving Ukrainian people. And the Ukrainian land bore the warrior-defender. The Cossack Mamay is a collective image of the Cossack knight. At the time the image Cossack Mamay present in many homes. He was regarded as a nostalgic way of lost glory and freedom, protecting homes. Most popular image Cossack Mamay compete even with the icons. The Cossack Mamay - a kind of embodiment of the Ukrainian character, the image of...

5.01.2012

Ukraine – a country that has produced many wonderful people. The great historians, scientists, athletes, actors and captains have Ukrainian roots. Do not believe me? Here are some famous Ukrainians, see for yourself.

famous Ukrainians

Taras Shevchenko (3/9/1814 – 3/10/1861) – Ukrainian and Russian poet and prose writer, artist. Shevchenko’s literary heritage is the foundation of the Ukrainian literature and modern literary Ukrainian language.

famous Ukrainians

Vladimir Dahl (1801-1872) – The author of the famous dictionary of the Russian language was Ukrainian. Yes, the famous writer, linguist, anthropologist and author of the eponymous dictionary of Vladimir Ivanovich Dahl was born in Lugansk region, and was also known under the pseudonym Lugansk Cossack.

famous Ukrainians

The writer of world renown, Mikhail Bulgakov (1891-1940) is also of Ukrainian descent – he was born and raised in Kiev. And not just in Kiev, and in its heart – in Andriyivsky Uzviz.

famous Ukrainians

The famous model and star of the movie “The Fifth Element” Milla Jovovich (December 17, 1975, Kiev). As a child, Milla went to kindergarten in Dnepropetrovsk.

famous Ukrainians

Oleg Blokhin (November 5, 1952, Kiev) – outstanding Soviet and Ukrainian soccer player, versatile forward, the author of numerous football records in the USSR.

famous Ukrainians

The Brothers Klitschko – Ukrainian boxers Vitali (born 1971) and Vladimir (b. 1976) Klitschko. Both are world champions in boxing and have never been opponents in the ring.