NOMINA is Latin for “names”. The subtitle “Ukraine. Pages from a Family Album lets you know that this publication is all about the people who make up our great Ukrainian family. They are related to our country either by birth, by origin, or simply by a feeling that they are a part of the nation. These people are of different nationalities and religions – there are Ukrainians, Jews, Russians, Crimean Tatars, Poles, Austrians… They were born between 958 and 1953, yet they are all a part of the great, historically tolerant Ukrainian family.
This book brings back the names “borrowed” by other countries and reminds that not only Nikolai Gogol, Mikhail Bulgakov, Sergei Prokofiev, Svyatoslav Richter, Anna Akhmatova, but also Anton Chekhov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Ilya Repin, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Igor Stravinskyi all come from Ukraine.
Among others are Ismail Gasprynskyi and Bekir Çoban Zade, people who are guides to the Crimean Tatar people.
You surely know that Anna Yaroslavna is considered to be the procreator of 30 royal bloodlines across Europe, that Kozak Yuriy Kulchytskyi opened the first coffee house in Vienna, and that there is a street named in his honor there. You are aware that on the façade of the Philharmonic Academy of Bologna only 2 foreign names are inscribed – those of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ukrainian Maksym Berezovskyi.
You have definitely heard that Ukrainian Ivan Puliuj discovered the “magical” x-rays before Röntgen did and that Yosyp Tymchenko demonstrated a moving picture (movie) in Odesa a couple years prior to the patent by the Lumière brothers.
Perhaps you have forgotten that the Soviet space industry relied mainly on Ukrainian scientists? Not only that, George Kistiakowsky is considered to be one of the creators of the nuclear bomb.
Do you associate the names Leon Trotsky, Volodymyr Zhabotynskyi, Golda Meir, Andy Warhol, Serge Gainsbourg, and Jack Palance with Ukraine?
Would you like to forget that both Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev come from Ukraine?
It is, indeed, more pleasant to think about those Ukrainians amongst whom there are 8 laureates of the Nobel Prize as well as winners of Oscars, Grammys, and Emmys.
Valentyna Kyrylova, the project’s originator and manager, underlines that this book is a very logical furtherance of the work already conducted in this direction since the Independence and invites everyone to contribute to the expansion of the album. For this very reason, the website www.nominabook.com was created (you can also contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org).
This book is for everyone who seeks new knowledge!
160 human fates! Indisputable historical basis! A new perception of Ukrainian history!
On February 17TH 2018, Valentyna Kyrylova, author and manager of the project, will present it at the Shevchenko Scientific Society headquarters (63 4th Ave.) in New York City.