- Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 980 to 1015. Introduced Christianity in 988.
- Grand Prince and ruler of Kyiv-Rus from 1036 to 1054. Built St. Sophia Cathedral in 1037.
- Ukraine's greatest poet. In 1840 his collection of poems 'Kobzar' was published.
- First elected President of an Independent Ukraine.
- Mass street protest of fraud in presidential election.
- Revolution of Dignity. Led to overthrow of corrupt regime.