In the city of Sambir in Church of The Birth of Virgin Mary,which was built in 1738,the relics of St. Valentine are preserved. There are two treasures in the church interior: the miracle-working icon of the Virgin Mary and relics of St. Valentine.
Do you know about whom Pablo Picasso said: "If we had an artist of such a level, we would make the world talk about her"? Pablo Picasso was delighted with the works of the Ukrainian artist Catherine Bilokur. When he saw her at the exhibition in 1954, he said, her works were brilliant and compared her with the famous painter Seraphine Louis.
Do you know which city the great Russian novelist Mikhail Bulgakov called the most beautiful in the world? Mikhail Bulgakov said about Ukrainian capital and one of the oldest cities in Europe: “There is no more beautiful city in the world than Kyiv".
The Klitschko brothers are the ones of the world’s best boxers in the heavyweight division. They always come out to the ring under the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag.
Olga Kurylenko, a Ukrainian-born actress and model. She was born in1979, in Berdyansk. She found success as an actress for her role as Nika Boronina and then rose to fame by playing Bond girlCamille Montes in the 22nd James Bond film.
Milla Jovovich is an Ukrainian-born actress, supermodel, fashion designer, singer and public figure, who was on the cover of more than a hundred magazines, and starred in such films as The Fifth Element , Ultraviolet . She was born Milica Natasha Jovovich in 1975, in Kiev.
Ukrainian powerlifter, Dmitry Khaladzhi included in the Guinness Book of Records as the author of more than twenty records.
Ukrainian power lifter Dmytro Haladzhi is one of the strongest people on the planet, according to Guinness Book of World Records. He can bear a tractor on his chest, lift 150 kilos with his little finger and keep 30 people on his neck.
The Ukrainians invented many useful things: Igor Sikorsky was born in Kiev and migrated to the United States, invented the helicopter. Sergei Korolev invented a rocket engine. Korolyov and his team in 1961 launched the first spacecraft, which was with a man on a board – Yuri Gagarin.
In 1930's, outstanding Ukrainian scientist Yevgen Paton supervised the development of the method of automatic arc welding which significantly increased productivity and quality of engineering. Engineer Evgeny Paton played a direct role in the design and construction of the bridge. Paton Bridge is one of the bridges across the Dnieper in Kiev named after its constructor Evgeny Paton. Built between 1941 and 1953, is the world's first all-welded bridge
Yuriy Budyak, commander of one of the Boer units during the Boer War (South Africa) in 1899-1902 saved a young English journalist from execution. The journalist's name was Winston Churchill. Being saved, Winston helped Yuriy to enter the Oxford University and his father paid for the Ukrainian's study. In 1917, Yuri worked in the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic. In 1943 Yuri Budyak died in a Soviet concentration camp.
There are four microminiatures museums in the world. The museums are located in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, in Moscow, in Hungary and in Andorra. The museums are founded thanks to the world famous talent of Nikolai Syadristy. His name has been already entered in the history of world art. What can be seen in the Kievan Museum of miniatures? You will be amazed with the description of each microminiature as the scale there is not measurable in millimeters. Actually it is measurable in thousandths of a millimeter. Have a look at "Rose in the hair", for example. There is the cavity drilled inside the human hair along its length. A caravan of golden camels is set in the eye of the needle hinting on the well-known phrase from the New Testament that it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the heavenly kingdom. You can see the world's tiniest book too. That is Kobzar by Shevchenko. Nikolai Syadristy is the man who really shoed a flea.
One of the world’s most famous songs “Summertime” is inspired by an old Ukrainian lullaby. George Gershwin wrote one of the world’s most famous songs, “Summertime”, after being inspired by an old Ukrainian lullaby called "Oi Khodyt Son Kolo Vikon" (The Dream Passes by the Windows) performed by the Ukrainian National Chorus. And it's not surprise because parents of George Gershwin were from Odessa (Ukraine).