Kharkov (Ukrainian: Харків, Russian: Харьков) is a city in Ukraine and is the second largest city in Ukraine. It is in the east of Ukraine and has a very well developed economy. It was founded in 1655 and the population as of 2010 is 1,449,000. The mayor of Kharkov is Gennady Kernes.
Kharkov was also the first city in Ukraine where the Soviet power was proclaimed and Soviet government was formed.
Notable people[change | change source]
- Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist. He won the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
- Victor Skumin, Russian professor, philosopher, writer, psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and medical doctor.