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Ukrainians geniuses remembered in their Independence day, in hope of cruel civil war end.

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 09:53 PM
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The Peace of God to all that Belong to the light,
Dear readers,

We are beginning the last month of 2016, today December it is celebrated the national independence of Ukraine, that occurred in 1991, a nation that has had since 2012 a coup d'etat and a subsequent civil war that the world hope will end soon.

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Let us remember today some famous Ukrainians, for their important contribution to the progress of civilization in many areas:

Starting with Sergei Korolev, the most famous Ukrainian ever, who was the Engineer that put in orbit first time an animal ( the dog Laika), a man(Yuri Gagarin), as well as the second(German Titov) and also the first woman in space (Valentina Tereshkova).

Sergei Korolev( Zhytomyr 30 December 1906 – 14 January 1966) worked as the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics

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www.theguardian.com...

pages.erau.edu...

The contribution of Ukrainians in to science is Huge, but in Chemistry in particular it is awesome, like Selman Abraham Waksman (July 22, 1888 – August 16, 1973) was awarded with Nobel of chemistry for his discovery of Streptomycin, and several other antibiotics.

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www.nobelprize.org...

Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov ( 7 February 1906 – 4 April 1984) was a prominent aircraft designer, and the first chief of the Antonov - a world-famous aircraft company in Ukraine.

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www.antonov.com...

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev( 23 April 1891 – 5 March 1953) he is regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His works include such widely heard works as the March from The Love for Three Oranges, the suite Lieutenant Kijé, the ballet Romeo and Juliet – from which "Dance of the Knights" is taken – and Peter and the Wolf. he created – excluding juvenilia – seven completed operas, seven symphonies, eight ballets, five piano concertos, two violin concertos, a cello concerto, a Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, and nine completed piano sonatas.

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www.thefamouspeople.com...

Yuriy Valentinovich Knorozov(November 19, 1922 – March 31, 1999) was a linguist, epigrapher and ethnographer, who is particularly renowned for the pivotal role his research played in the decipherment of the Maya script, the writing system used by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization of Mesoamerica. www.pbs.org...

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In Mathematics and Statistics it is so large the list of Ukrainians and so important their contribution in Functional Analysis, Topology, Stochastic Analysis, Abstract algebra.

We can mention just at random one of these eminent minds:

Pavel Samuilovich Urysohn (February 3, 1898 – August 17, 1924) was a mathematician who is best known for is contributions in dimension theory, and for developing Urysohn's Metrization Theorem and Urysohn's Lemma, both of which are fundamental results in topology. His name is also commemorated in the terms Urysohn universal space, Fréchet–Urysohn space, Menger–Urysohn dimension and Urysohn integral equation. He and Pavel Alexandrov formulated the modern definition of compactness in 1923.

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www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk...

Physics is another science in which Ukrainians have made important contributions, one example is:

Nikolai Dmitrievich Pilchikov (2 April 1857, Kharkov, Russian Empire – 19 May 1908, Kharkov, ) was a physicist, inventor, and geologist. He is known for the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, he is credited to be the discoverer of the X-rays, and ways to control various mechanisms of the radio provided a basis of radio control.

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www.wikiwand.com...

In Choreography and Dance also Ukrainians have extremely important contributions and we in America have seen that reflected in our own Dance companies.

Vaslav Nijinsky ( 12 March 1889 Kiev – 8 April 1950 London) was a ballet dancer and choreographer born in Ukraine from Polish descent, cited as the greatest male dancer of the early 20th century. He was celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could dance en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the time and was admired for his seemingly gravity-defying leaps.

Are Nijinsky's some of the most important choreographies of the XX century, he is credited to have introduced the canon of the Modern dance:

L'après-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun, based on Claude Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune) (1912); Jeux (1913); and Till Eulenspiegel (1916). These introduced his audiences to the new direction of modern dance. As the title character in L'après-midi d'un faune, in the final tableau, he mimed masturbation with the scarf of a nymph, causing a scandal; he was defended by such artists as Auguste Rodin, Odilon Redon and Marcel Proust. Nijinsky's new trends in dance caused a riotous reaction at the Théâtre de Champs-Élysées when they premiered in Paris.

In The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps), with music by Igor Stravinsky) (1913), Nijinsky created choreography that exceeded the limits of traditional ballet and propriety. The radically angular movements expressed the heart of Stravinsky's radically modern score. Violence broke out in the audience as The Rite of Spring premiered. The theme of the ballet, based on pagan myths, was a young maiden who sacrificed herself by dancing until she died.

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en.wikipedia.org...

The thread is opened to discuss the contribution in Sciences and Arts of Ukrainian Thinkers coming from different academic disciplines.

Thanks for your attention,

The Angel of Lightness
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:07 PM
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Thanks for the remembrance.

To add to your list;
Going to go with honoring women of Ukraine. From the many that participated in Ukrainian diaspora to help out their homeland to the artists:

Diaspora

The majority of the Ukrainian diaspora in the Americas focused on freeing the nation and obtaining independence. Thus, during the First World War and the fight for freedom in Ukraine (1919–1920), the Ukrainian diaspora in the United States of America and Canada actively sought to get the governments to support their cause. An interesting note is the role the Ruthenians played to convince the United States' government to unite in 1919, the Transcarpathian region with the Czechoslovak Republic. The Ukrainian diaspora sent delegates to the Paris Peace Conference.

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The Arts -
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Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Ukrainian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. Her work extends to painting, textile design and stage set design. She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibition at the Louvre in 1964, and in 1975 was named an officer of the French Legion of Honor.
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also known as Alexandra Exter, was a Russian[1] painter (Cubo-Futurist, Suprematist, Constructivist) and designer of international stature who divided her life between Kiev, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vienna, and Paris.[1]

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Marie Bashkirtseff was a Russian diarist, painter, and sculptor.

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Nina Genke was a Ukrainian-Russian avant-garde artist, (Suprematist, Futurist), designer, graphic artist and scenographer.

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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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Ukrainians has unpronounceable names and they put a dog in space. Note dog and not cat. Cats are too smart for ancient rocket technology, they travel the cosmos via their superiour (note Canadian spelling) consciousness. Big deal Ukraine, but WHO invented the bagel? The Poles! Thats who!



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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Ukrainians has unpronounceable names and they put a dog in space. Note dog and not cat. Cats are too smart for ancient rocket technology, they travel the cosmos via their superiour (note Canadian spelling) consciousness. Big deal Ukraine, but WHO invented the bagel? The Poles! Thats who!



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