Outstanding people of Ukraine / Выдающиеся люди Украины
Ukraine has ancient history. There were a lot of personalities in the history of Ukraine, who made great contribution into the Ukrainian and world science, art and culture. That's why these people are called outstanding. Many outstanding Ukrainians are famous not only in Ukraine but also abroad.
The manes of Taras Shevchenko, Lessya Ukrainka, Ivan Franko, Marko Vovchok, Grigoriy Skovoroda, and Nikolay Gogol are known to many people all over the world. Their ideas still influence people's lives and views. Grigoriy Skovoroda is one of my favourite Ukrainian poets and philosophers. It is not easy to understand his works at once, He uses a lot of symbols in his dialogues, letters and poetry. But the task of his philosophy is easy — to show the way to happiness. There are many ways to understand his works. Everyone finds there the answers to their own questions.
Ukraine has given the world many famous scientists. The names of Korolyov, Vernadskyi, Zabolotnyi, Bogomolets, Sklifosofskyi, and Paton are well-known all over the world. Yevgeniy Paton was a famous Ukrainian scientist in the field of bridge-building. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Dresden, and later — from the Institute of Engineers of the Means of Communication in St. Petersburg. From 1904 till 1939 Paton was a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Kiev. He made a valuable contribution to the technology of building bridges. He was the author of several original projects for bridges. One of the longest bridges across the Dnieper is named after him.
ancient — древний
to influence — влиять
to actuate from a university — окончить университет
a contribution — вклад
a technology — технология