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List of famous politicians from Ukraine, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Ukrainian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Ukrainian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Ukraine and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Ukraine, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list is made up of many different politicians, including Mykola Kmit and Yevgeny Shevchuk.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Ukraine in order to get more information about each one.

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Anatoliy Kinakh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Anatoliy Kinakh age 64 Anatoliy Kyrylovych Kinakh is a Ukrainian politician and honorary professor at the Mykolaiv Government Humanitarian University. Kinakh is a former People's Deputy of Ukraine. Kinakh currently ...more

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Arseniy Yatsenyuk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 44 Arseniy Petrovych Yatsenyuk is a Ukrainian politician, economist and lawyer who is the Prime Minister of Ukraine, following the 2014 revolution that removed Viktor Yanukovych from power. ...more

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Borys Mykolaiovych Martos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Borys Mykolaiovych Martos Died at 98 (1879-1977) Borys Mykolaiovych Martos was a public and political activist, pedagogue, economist. He was born in Gradizk, in the Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire and died in exile in the United ...more

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Christian Rakovsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 68 (1873-1941) Christian Rakovsky was a Bulgarian socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career ...more

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Georgy Pyatakov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 47 (1890-1937) Georgy Leonidovich Pyatakov was a Bolshevik revolutionary leader during the Russian Revolution, and member of the Left Opposition. Pyatakov was born August 6, 1890 in the settlement of the ...more

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Hanna Herman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Hanna Herman age 59 Hanna Mykolaivna Herman born 24 April 1959; Lviv region, is a Ukrainian politician, former Member of Parliament of Ukraine, and advisor to former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. She was ...more

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Inna Bohoslovska is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Inna Bohoslovska age 58 Inna Hermanivna Bohoslovska is a Ukrainian politician. She is known for her political tension with Yulia Tymoshenko as one of the main opponents. Bohoslovska was a candidate for President of ...more

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Isaak Mazepa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 68 (1884-1952) Isaak Prokhorovych Mazepa was a Ukrainian politician.

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Lazar Kaganovich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 98 (1893-1991) Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich was a Soviet politician and administrator and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin. At his death in 1991, he was the last surviving Old Bolshevik, outlived by ...more

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Leonid Chernovetskyi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Leonid Chernovetskyi age 67 Leonid Mykhaylovych Chernovetskyi is a former Mayor of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, from 2006 until the summer of 2012. He was a successful businessman, founder and controlling stakeholder of ...more

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Leonid Kuchma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 80 Leonid Danylovych Kuchma was the second President of independent Ukraine from 19 July 1994 to 23 January 2005. Kuchma took office after winning the 1994 presidential election against his rival, ...more

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Mykola Azarov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Mykola Azarov age 71 Mykola Yanovych Azarov is a Ukrainian politician who was the Prime Minister of Ukraine from 11 March 2010 to 27 January 2014. He was the First Vice Prime Minister and Finance Minister from 2002 ...more

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Mykola Kmit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Mykola Kmit age 52 Mykola Ivanovich Kmit is a Ukrainian politician and the former head of the Lviv Oblast State Administration.

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Mykola Livytskyi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 82 (1907-1989) Mykola Andriyovych Livytsky was a Ukrainian politician and journalist. He was the Prime Minister and the President of the Ukrainian People's Republic in exile.

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Mykola Plaviuk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Mykola Plaviuk Died at 87 (1925-2012) Mykola Vasyliovych Plaviuk was a Ukrainian social and political activist in emigration, who had served as the last President of the Ukrainian People's Republic in exile. He terminated his ...more

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Natalia Korolevska is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Natalia Korolevska age 43 Natalia Yuriivna Korolevska is a Ukrainian politician and ex-Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine. Since 23 December 2011 she has been the party-leader of the Ukrainian Social Democratic Party. ...more

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Nataliya Vitrenko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 67 Nataliya Mikhailivna Vitrenko is a Ukrainian politician and scientist. She has a Ph.D in Statistics and Dr. of Social Sciences.

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Nestor Makhno is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 46 (1888-1934) Nestor Ivanovych Makhno or Bat'ko Makhno was a Ukrainian anarcho-communist revolutionary and the commander of an independent anarchist army in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War. As commander ...more

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Nina Karpachova is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Nina Karpachova age 61 Nina Karpachova is a Ukrainian lawyer and politician. She has been Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights since 1998.

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Oleksandr Lavrynovych is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Oleksandr Lavrynovych age 62 Oleksandr Volodymyrovych Lavrynovych is a Ukrainian physicist, lawyer, politician, members of the Supreme Council of Justice of Ukraine, a former Ukrainian member of parliament and former ...more

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Oleksandr Moroz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 74 Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Moroz is a Ukrainian statesman and politician. He was the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine twice: July 2006 to September 2007, and previously in 1994 through 1998. ...more

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Oleksandr Omelchenko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Oleksandr Omelchenko age 80 Oleksandr Oleksandrovych Omelchenko became the mayor of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, in 1999. He lost his re-election bid in March 2006. Omelchenko is also a former member of the Verkhovna ...more

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Oleksandr Turchynov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Oleksandr Turchynov age 54 Oleksandr Valentynovych Turchynov is a Ukrainian politician, screenwriter, and economist. He is the current Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. Turchynov is a ...more

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Oleksandr Zinchenko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Oleksandr Zinchenko Died at 53 (1957-2010) Oleksandr Oleksiovich Zinchenko was a Ukrainian politician who was Director-General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine from 2009 to 2010. Oleksandr Zinchenko had a controversial career that ...more

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Pavlo Lazarenko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 65 Pavlo Ivanovych Lazarenko is a former Ukrainian politician and former Prime Minister who in August 2006 was convicted and sentenced to prison in the United States for money laundering, wire ...more

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Petro Doroshenko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 71 (1627-1698) Petro Dorofeyevych Doroshenko was a Cossack political and military leader, Hetman of Right-bank Ukraine and a Russian voyevoda.

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Petro Poroshenko is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 53 Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko is the fifth and current President of Ukraine, in office since 2014. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2009 to 2010, and as the Minister of Trade ...more

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Petro Shelest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 88 (1908-1996) Petro Yukhymovych Shelest was the First Secretary of the Communist party in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a ...more

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Petro Symonenko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Petro Symonenko age 66 Petro Mykolayovych Symonenko is a Ukrainian politician and the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Symonenko was the Communist Party's candidate in the ...more

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Roman Bezsmertnyi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Roman Bezsmertnyi age 53 Roman Petrovych Bezsmertnyi is a Ukrainian politician, member of Verkhovna Rada for four convocations since 1994 till 2007, deputy head of Ukrainian president's secretariat and former Ambassador ...more

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Sergei Kovalev is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 88 Sergei Adamovich Kovalyov is a Russian human rights activist and politician and a former Soviet dissident and political prisoner.

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Sergei Tigipko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Sergei Tigipko age 58 Serhiy Leonidovych Tihipko is a Ukrainian politician and finance specialist who has been Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine. Tihipko was Minister of Economics in 2000 and subsequently served as ...more

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Stepan Vytvytskyi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Stepan Vytvytskyi Died at 81 (1884-1965) Stepan Vytvytskyi or Dr. Stepan Wytwycky was a Ukrainian politician, diplomat, and journalist. He was the President of the Ukrainian People's Republic in exile.

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Taras Chornovil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Taras Chornovil age 54 Taras Vyacheslavovych Chornovil is a Ukrainian politician and is a former deputy in the Verkhovna Rada.

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Valentyn Nalyvaichenko is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Valentyn Nalyvaichenko age 52 Valentyn Oleksandrovych Nalyvaichenko is a Ukrainian diplomat, politician and statesman. On 24 February 2014, the Verkhovna Rada appointed Nalyvaichenko the Head of the Security Service of ...more

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Valeriy Shmarov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Valeriy Shmarov age 73 Valeriy Shmarov is a Ukrainian politician. From October 10, 1994 to July 8, 1996 was the third Minister of Defence of Ukraine.

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Viktor Pynzenyk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Viktor Pynzenyk age 64 Viktor Mykhailovych Pynzenyk is a Ukrainian politician, economist, and former Minister of Finance. He is the former leader of the Reforms and Order Party. Pynzenyk has been credited with ...more

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Viktor Yanukovych is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 68 Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych is a Ukrainian politician who served as the fourth President of Ukraine from February 2010 until his removal from power in February 2014. Yanukovych served as the ...more

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Viktor Yushchenko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 64 Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko is a Ukrainian politician who was the third President of Ukraine from 2005 to 2010. As an informal leader of the Ukrainian opposition coalition, he was one of the ...more

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Vitali Klitschko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 47 Vitali Volodymyrovych Klitschko is a Ukrainian politician and the current Mayor of Kiev, head of the Kiev City State Administration and former professional boxer. He is the leader of the ...more

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Volodymyr Lytvyn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Volodymyr Lytvyn age 62 Volodymyr Mykhailovych Lytvyn is a Ukrainian politician best known for being Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament. Having previously served in that position from 2002 until ...more

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Volodymyr Ohryzko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 62 Volodymyr Stanislavovych Ohryzko is a Ukrainian diplomat. He served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from December 18, 2007 to March 3, 2009, when he was fired by the Ukrainian ...more

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Vsevolod Holubovych is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Died at 54 (1885-1939) Vsevolod Oleksandrovych Holubovych was born in the village of Poltavka, Balta uyezd, Podolie Governorate. Holubovych was the Prime Minister of the Ukrainian People's Republic from January to

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Yevgeny Shevchuk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Yevgeny Shevchuk age 50 Yevgeny Vasylyevich Shevchuk is the President of the internationally unrecognized Pridnestrovian Moldovan Republic, better known as Transnistria. He was a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of ...more

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Yulia Tymoshenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
age 58 Yulia Volodymyrivna Tymoshenko is a Ukrainian politician and businesswoman. She co-led the Orange Revolution and was the first woman appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine, serving from 24 January ...more

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Yuriy Boyko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Yuriy Boyko age 60 Yuriy Boyko is a Ukrainian politician, former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, and a former Minister of Fuel and Energy of Ukraine.

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Yuriy Kravchenko is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Yuriy Kravchenko Died at 54 (1951-2005) Yuriy Fedorovych Kravchenko was a Ukrainian police officer and statesman. In 2000, while a Minister of Internal Affairs, Kravchenko became directly involved in the murder case of Georgiy ...more

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Yuriy Lutsenko is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Ukraine
Yuriy Lutsenko age 54 Yuriy Vitaliyovych Lutsenko is a Ukrainian politician and statesman and former Minister of Internal Affairs. He occupied this post in the two Cabinets of Yulia Tymoshenko and in Cabinets of ...more