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Kyiv

Daniil is a Chief Executive Officer at the Ukrainian Students for Freedom. Currently he pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy in the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He has been in libertarian movement since 2014, right after the Revolution of Dignity. He was moderator of the Liberty Classes in 2014-2015. In the spring of 2017 together with Mykhailo Lavrovskyi and Mariia Chaplia created Ukrainian Students for Freedom. Become CEO in the winter of 2017.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «I am in USF, because I believe that only a new generation can change our country. The generation of those who deliberately chose to remain, to fight and to protect our Motherland. For us, people who have been trying to change this country since times of Revolution is essential to unite. We believe that future Ukraine can be oasis for those who is thirsty for freedom. And we are working in order to create this oasis.»

Daniil Lubkin
Vinnytsia

Mykhailo is a co-founder of USF and the head of its advisory board. He grew up in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia. He studied at the University of Chernivtsi from 2014 to 2016 and Donetsk National University from 2016 to 2019. In 2017 Mykhailo moved to Kyiv to develop Ukrainian Students for Freedom – an NGO he created with Mariia Chaplia and Daniil Lubkin to promote the ideas of liberty among Ukrainian youth. From 2015 Mykhailo was an active member of Students for Liberty, where he held the position of Regional Director for Eastern Europe. During the spring of 2018, he was a research intern at the Cato Institute, DC, USA. Mykhailo participated in the elections to Verkhovna Rada in 2019. In September 2019, he was appointed as the CEO of the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation — leading pro-market think tank in Ukraine.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «For me, the ideas of liberty are not some imaginary ideals, but the purpose of my work. USF focuses on two things: youth and freedom. Youth, because we believe that only people born and raised in an independent Ukraine can change it. Freedom, because, as human history shows, it is a universal cure for the poverty of any nation. I, as well as like-minded people from USF, do not want to seek happiness elsewhere, but I want to build it here and now. Freedom has always been the highest value for Ukrainians. Therefore, I am convinced that it will be the best instrument for our prosperity.»

Mykhailo Lavroskyi
Kyiv

Darya is a 3rd year student at Department of Chinese, Korean and Japanese Philology, Institute of Philology at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. For the first time Darya has heard about the students` libertarian movement long time before she dared to become a part of it. The final push was during the Free Generation Forum 2017, where she was inspired by the power of common ideas so she took decisive action.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Ukrainian Students for Freedom is an organization with no alternatives in Ukraine. I believe that students are those who are the driving force of a society and only we can change the future of our state. I believe that the state should not care about what I do and how I do it as soon as my actions don’t affect the rights and freedoms of other citizens. I want to live in a better country and I am convinced that it is the libertarian principles of a state system that will help Ukraine to become a peaceful and prosperous country.»

Darya Shershun
Kyiv

Dmytro is currently studying at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and pursuing his Master’s degree in law. He is also a Vice-President of BETA Ukraine and a member of Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine. Dmytro found out about libertarian ideas in 2015 during Kyiv Liberty Classes. In 2017 Dmytro applied for a Campus Coordinator program and finally realized his libertarian nature. Since then Dmytro is a member of Ukrainian Students for Freedom.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Being a part of USF team not only gives a great chance to develop personal skills and get precious experience. It also provides the unique opportunity to legally struggle for personal and economic freedoms, to reform old inefficient system of public governance and to change people’s view of state, rights and liberty. »

Dmytro Usik
Lutsk

Natalia is a public figure in Volyn. She is a 4th year student at the EENU by Lesya Ukrainka is majoring in management. From school she was actively involved in student self-government. Accordingly, when she entered the university she immediately became a member of the Student Council of EENU. In 2017 she served as the Student Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management. In 2018 she became the head of the organizational department of the Volyn Student Council. She organized many events, including the largest ones such as: Student Republic, Leader School, Best Volyn Student. 2018—2019 (October – January) was on academic exchange in Poland (Akademia Pomorska w Słupsku). In the summer of 2019, she became a member of the Ukrainian students for the liberty.

Natalia Bogush
Kyiv

Svitlana was growing up in Kyiv where finished high school. Since 2016, she has studied philology at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Since 2018, her major is international relations. In 2016 completed 6 months internship in Ministry of Education in Ukraine. She was an intern in NGO “Open Policy” in 2017. Also, in this year Svitlana participated in sessions of European Youth Parliament in Kyiv (twice), Poland and Belarus. In 2018, she became Young European Ambassador. Svitlana joined Ukrainian Students for Liberty in 2019 after finishing leadership program which USfL organized.

Svitlana Semyvolyeva
Kyiv

Krystyna is excited about social sciences and study sociology in her university. She works as a project manager in ecomerce company . She is an ulumna of Ukrainian leadership academy.

Yeremchik Christina
Brovary

Alex is an activist of the USF. Hailing from the glorious city of Brovary. In his hometown, he graduated from school and went to university in Kiev. From 2015-2019 studied at KNEU on economic specialty. He is currently receiving his Master’s degree from the Kyiv School of Economics, majoring in Public Policy and Governance. He joined the libertarian movement after KNEU, in the summer of 2019.

Belokin Alexander
Lviv

Born in Lviv. Lviv Physics and mathematics lyceum alumni. She has an active social position and us truly keen on volunteering. Full of liberty.

Petrivsʹka Marianna
Kyiv

Natalia grew up in the city of Stryi, Lviv region. She obtained BA in International economic relations at the University of Economics in Katowice (Poland). She also studied at the University of Graz (Austria) and the Arizona State University (USA). Natalia became interested in libertarian ideas while attending the Ayn Rand Institute in California. Natalia is currently enrolled at Lviv Business School where she studies Innovation and entrepreneurship management.

Drozd Natalia
Dnipro

Fedor is an activist of the USF. He was born and raised in Dnipro, where he graduated from college, then went to college to major in radio electronics assembly and maintenance. Graduating from college Fedir went to university, where he is now studying for a fifth year in the specialty “Materials Science and Metal Processing”. He first learned about the libertarian movement at the end of 2018, and joined in mid-2019. Since 2014, he has traveled to multinational projects, visited many European countries and has extensive experience in project activities. Since the beginning of 2018, he has been the head of the Youth of the Democratic Alliance in Dnipro

Zabolotnyy Fedir
Vinnitsa

Olha is a fourth-year VNMU dental student. At the same time, she is studying law at Donetsk National University. Since December 2018 she has become the head of the Vinnitsa branch of the Ukrainian Dental Students Association. In August 2019 she has joined the Ukrainian Students for Freedom after she had been selected for the Western Region Leadership Program.

Olga Filevich
Lviv

Orest is studying at the National University “”Lviv Polytechnic”” in the 4th year. He chose his faculty for the purpose of further management of public processes.
Most of his life he lived in the cultural capital of Ukraine – in the city of Lviv. Actively participates in the student life of his university. Believes that only a new generation of students (leaders) can change the state of affairs in the country.
He joined the organization in 2019, during the summer convention.

Orest Andrusyshyn
Kharkiv

Rashyd was born and raised in Kharkiv. He is studying the Foreign Languages at the Karazin National University. In the fall of 2018 he got a splendid opportunity to observe the mid-term elections in the USA and bring the experience he gained to Ukraine. He joined the organization in the summer of 2019.

Bilalov Rashyd
Kyiv

Kate studies at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy at the Faculty of Economics, gaining the profession of marketer. Since 2017 he is a full member of the Little Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in the field of historical history. She has completed an internship at J.K.Communication as a graphic designer and is currently working at a social startup Better Events. She learned about the libertarian movement directly from the members of the USF during a presentation of public organizations in Kyiv in the fall of 2018. She is actively involved in volunteer work and implements her own projects and initiatives.

Kateryna Zozulya
Kharkiv

Valentina grew up in Kremenchug, where she spent her childhood. She has been studying “”Computer Engineering”” at the National Technical University “”Kharkiv Politechnical Institute”” since 2016. she has been actively involved in volunteer work and participates in a lot of youth development projects in Kharkiv and Ukraine since the end of 2018. In 2019, as part of the team, she won in the local competition “”The League of Enlightened Youth”” and their social project ‘Find Yourself’ was funded by government and sponsors.
Also since 2019 she has joined the libertarian movement and she is actively engaged in introducing young people to the ideas of libertarianism and the importance of being aware of the concepts of the political world

Shapoval Valentine
Kyiv

Elizabeth was born in Kropyvnytskyi city. Graduated with honors from the gymnasium in 2014. Since 2012 she is an active member of the city and regional children’s parliament. Since 2005 I was studying at the music school in the violin class. Graduated from music school in 2013. In 2014 was honored with the diploma of the Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine for Art Studies.In 2016 with the support of the international foundations’ published digest “Folklore of the Kirovograd Region”. 2014-2018 studies at the Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman.
Graduated bachelor’s degree with honors in accounting and auditing of the Agricultural sector in 2018. During studying at the university became an active member and took a lead of the students guild of the faculty of the economics in the Agricultural sector. Joined press center of the student council.
In 2018 received a scholarship from Tomorrow UA. Since 2019 members of the students club “New economic view”. At the moment student of the last year of the master’s program at Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman in accounting and auditing of the Agricultural sector field of studies.

Elizabeth Mostova
Kyiv

Anton continues his law education at NaUKMA, where he attains Master`s degree. In the university he discovered libertarianism in the law perspective in the work of Brian Z. Tamanaha. Decided to join USF after participation in Student Model Congress (2018), which was organized by USF.

Anton Bondar
Ternopil

Yaroslav is a public figure, an activist. He grew up in the town of Berezhany, where he graduated from high school. From 2014 to 2018 he studied at the Ternopil National Pedagogical University in the field of “history”, from 2018 he holds master’s degrees in the fields of “history” and “philosophy, analytics of social processes”. He joined the libertarian movement in the summer of 2019, when he attended the regular convention of the USF in Vinnitsa. Since 2018, Project Coordinator and Volunteer of the Science Center Ternopil. In 2019 he is a participant of professional and personal development programs “Higher Political School” and “State Creator”. In the summer of 2019, he trained at one of the best think tanks in Ukraine – VoxUkraine.

Yaroslav Zhdanovych
Kyiv

Taya was born and raised in Kyiv. She studied at the Kyiv Palace of Children and Youth for 5 years on the profile of a guide, tourist and young journalist. She is a member of the organization Cannabis Treat. She tried to conquer higher education in NAU in the field of tourism, but before the first session went to work as a journalist. She decided to connect her life with the social and political sphere. She came to the USF after the first Student model of Congress, where she realized the importance of organization in the life of Ukraine and her own.

Reshetnikova Tayisiya
Kyiv

Victoriia graduated from Uman City High School. A 4th year student of the Institute of International Relations (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv). Also studied at the University of Cadiz (Spain) as an exchange student. A professional table tennis player (candidate for master of sports). Actively involved in volunteering and organizing various events. A UNICEF volunteer, also was a deputy head of the Institute’s Political and Diplomatic Club. Participated in the initiative of NGO “Progressive Citizens of Ukraine”, which aimed to raise funds for the construction of inclusive playgrounds for children. A graduate of DRI Summer School, “”First Steps in Politics.”” An Erasmus + International Balancing Happiness Youth Exchange participant. Carries out a project “”YOU CAN””, which provides the educational and mentoring support for students in orphanages.

Kapelyushna Viktoriya
Kharkiv

Denys is a student at National Aerospace University named after M. E. Zhukovsky “KhAI”, 4-th course of applied mathematics. He has an active social position, supports different actions. Musician, businessman.
In school years Denys interested in politics, started to learn an information about different ideologies. Affirmed as a libertarian when confront a business problems and social limitations.
Denys thinks that all people got a right to do what they want and everyone have to fight for himself in his life.

Denis Shapovalov
Novoselytsya

Ulyana is an activist of the public organization of the USS. She grew up in Novoselytsya, Chernivtsi region, where she graduated from school. She is currently studying at the Medical College of Bukovina State Medical University (speciality “”medical assistant””). She is also a public activist and a member of others NGOs.

Juliana Bernatska
Kyiv

Оlena is a 3rd year student at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, study International relations. For the first time, she was imbued with the ideas of libertarianism under the Leadership Program. This summer she became a member of the organization. The girl has an active civil position and is a member of the Scientific Society of the University.

Elena Marchevskaya
Kyiv

Tetiana is a student of museology and expertise of historical and cultural values department at Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. In summer 2018 she stood up for historic monument on the Poshtova Square in Kyiv. For now she is one of those who creating modern archeological museum on Poshtova Square.

Tatiana Rodkina
Lviv

Natalya was born in Kharkiv.She is the fourth-year law student at Lviv national university of Ivan Franko. In the university she heard about ideas of libertarianism for the first time. After she found out about the existence of student movement of libertarianism, she decided to join. The first step was participation in school of leaders, where she understood that her internal beliefs are same as views of Libertarianism. Natalya has been a member of USF since August 2019.

Natalia Zhdanova
Vinnitsa

Oleksii is a student and a public figure. Hailing from the city of Vinnytsia, he studies at the Vasyl Stus DonNU specializing in Political Science. From 2018, he is a volunteer and ambassador of the nationwide project «Building Ukraine Together». Organizes various events on the topic of national-patriotic education of youth and ecology. This year he passed the USF Leadership Program and became a member of the organization. Volunteer Coordinator at the “DILY” Eco-Festival.

Alexei Nazarenko
Kharkiv

Serhii was born and raised in Kharkiv, now he is a student faculty of sociology at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. His field of study is crime and migration. He participates actively in scientific conferences and educational events. Also, among the hobbies of Serhii, an important place is occupied by the history of Ukraine and political science.

His first faced with the ideas of libertarianism was in 2018 through the Internet. This went hand in hand with an interest in the study of modern leftist movements in the US and the EU. This helped Serhii to be convinced of the fallacy of an approach that places ephemeral «justice» above freedom and to become a sympathizer of classical liberalism.

Sergei Masalitin
Lviv

Serhii was born and raised in Vilkovo. From 2018 student of NULP, journalism. Chairman of the NGO «Council of Community Leaders», Chairman of the Board of the Lviv Youth Memorial. Member of the editorial board of Call of Conscience newspaper and Liberation Struggle magazine. Participant in the all-Ukrainian project «School of Youth Leaders of Communities».

Gnezdilov Sergey
Dnipro

Eugene (Zheka – Liquid) – activist of public organization Ukrainian Students For Liberty. He was born in Novovorontsovka Kherson region. Graduated from high school in 2019. Studying at the University of Customs and Finance on a software engineer. Joined to USF in august 2019.

Kozlov Eugene
Kyiv

Daryna is a member of USF since July of 2019. She is studying political science in one of the oldest universities in Ukraine – Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In this university she is trying to understand functioning mechanism of state, implementation of rule of law and civil liberties in Ukraine.
Freedom is an inalienable part of her life without which other aspects of being lose meaning».

Darina Penkova
Kyiv

Tatiana was born and raised in Zhytomyr region. Later she moved to Kyiv, where she studies and works. Since 2018, she has been studying in the direction of Architecture and Urban Planning at INNO KNUBA. During her studies she participated in various competitions, was engaged in artistic creativity. He wants to create a comfortable and beautiful space which a person will feel comfortable. Prefers environmental and humane lifestyles.

Tatiana Klyukovskaya
Khmelnytskyi

Maksym is a 4th year student at Khmelnytskyi Cooperative Trade and Economic Institute, majoring in Management. He introduced the ideas of libertarianism in the “V Ukrainian Lviv Model UN”. After that he took part in the “USF Leadership Program”, where he realized that this ideology professes exactly those principles, of which he is a supporter. In 2016 – 2017, he was the deputy chairman of the student self-government of the institute for college issues. Since February 2019 – Member of the Youth Public Council at the Department of Youth and Sports of the Khmelnitskyi City Council. Participant in short-term Erasmus + projects. Maksym is an active and positive person, does not like routine and stability. And that is why he traveled half of Ukraine, is engaged in marathon running and received a sports and tourist degree of I category of difficulty in hiking.

Maxim Dem
Kharkiv

Serhii was born and raised in Horishni Plavni, Poltava region, where he studied at school. Since 2017 he have been styding at the faculty of advocacy of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, where he was the head of the council of students of the faculty, and now he is the memver of SEC of the university. Since 2018 he is a legal advisor of NGO «Young Agents of Change». In 2019 he joined Ukrainian Students for Freedom. He is an LGBT+ activist, and he makes researches on excess to justice for LGBT+ people, he is a volunteer of KyivPride and KharkivPride.

Sergei Pazy
Kyiv

Anastasia is a diverse person. She is a political activist and also works through dance, drawing, and fascinated by science. Her dream is to make a biotechnology company and lift science in Ukraine.

Anastasia Nazar
Kyiv

Kateryna is a forever student who is finally finishing her 4th year of philosophy in NaUKMA after 2 years of learning applied maths, that’s why she always analyzes and criticizes everything from different points of view. She was born in Kyiv, yet she spent her childhood in Chernihiv with her communist grandpa and authoritarian grandma. She were very mixed-up when her very liberal mother took her back to Kyiv at the age of 9, and she couldn’t decide on her world outlook. However, studying philosophy has helped her mathematical brain with setting priorities, and the trip to the US has shown the life in a country where these prorities are the law (at least, most of them, at least in some states), and finally, her heart was won by Ron Swanson.
Besides USF, Kateryna volunteers, learns stuff and travels as often as she can.

Kateryna Rumyantseva
Lviv

Oleksandr Nemchenko – was born and raised in Lviv, where he graduated from high school. Since 2017 he has been studying at Lviv Trade and Economics University in Law. He learned about the movement of libertarianism after participating in the First Student Model of Congress, where he served on the House Committee on Armed Services in Ukraine. In the summer of 2019 he was selected for the leadership program, where he became a member of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom organization. Today, he is part of the Lviv center organization’s, with which he has already managed to represent the organization at the Youth Forum Molodvizh.

Alexander Nemchenko
Kyiv

Bohdan is an activist from Donbass, the founder of the NGO «Pokrovsky Youth Business Center — «Depo». He grew up in Pokrovsk, where he graduated from the school and entered the evacuated university – DonNTU under the direction of “management” in 2017, where since 2018 he heads the student’s self-goverment faculty Economics and Management “, and since 2019 joined the Donetsk branch of the University of Modern Knowledge, where he studies” law”.He joined libertarianism after accidentally watching a video of Mikhail Svetov in 2017. Since 2018, he has joined the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union where the dice holds the position of coordinator of information. In August 2019, was elected chairman of the Youth Council of Pokrovsk city.

Bogdan Mironenko
Lviv

Julia – the member of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom. Was born in Tavrijsk city (Kherson region). Since 2015 she has been studying at the Lviv State University of Life Safety in the field of practical psychology. Joined the libertarian system in 2019, when passed the USF Ledership Program in August.

Julia Kostrulina
Vinnitsa

This year, Denis is going to graduate from Vinnytsia National Technical University with a Master’s degree in Automation and Computer-Integrated Technologies. He joined the USF in the summer of 2019 to achieve a common goal with the organization – to change Ukraine for the better.

Denis Belous
Kharkiv

Anastasia was born in the city of Kharkov, where she studies at V. N. KARAZIN Kharkiv National University since 2017 in the direction of «History and archeology». Since the beginning of 2018, she has been active in life regarding youth activities, therefore she was a member of two public organizations – AIESEC (from March to October 2018) and Volunesians Ukraine (from May 2019). She joined the libertarian movement in August 2019, cause of taking part in the leadership program.

Anastasia Kovaleva
Chernivtsi

Yana is a member of USF in Chernivtsi region. She was born in Chernivtsi. She studied at the Chernivtsi college of the CHNU of the facalty of law from 2014-2018 year. Now she is a student of LvivDUVS. She joined to the libertarian of the West in Vinnitsa.

Yana Zendick
Kyiv

Anatoly was born and raised in Kiev. From 2014 to 2015 he studied at the Nаtional Medical University. Since 2016 he has been pursuing Philosophy at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, searching solutions to the issues that Ukrainian society is faced. In 2019 he joined the USF, though he had known about the organization for a long time before.

Didik Anatoly
Kyiv

In 2019, Bogdan graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the university of economics and law “KROK” in the specialty “Marketing”. From the age of 15 he was a supporter of ideas of socialism, but after studying the scientific works of the representatives of the Austrian School of Economics, he turned to the side of libertarians (anarcho-capitalism). His favorite authors are Murray Rothbard, Hans-Herman Hoppe, David Friedman, Ludwig von Mises, Jesus Huerta de Soto and Walter Block.

Bogdan Doroshenko
Kyiv

Roman studies modern history of the Middle East countries at the Faculty of History of Shevchenko Kyiv National University.Initially encountered with libertarian ideas as a freshmen in university, after reading Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. Then he also learned about the USF from his friend, who took part in the Student Model of Congress, which was organized by the organization. Eventually he applied for the USF’s leadership program, and joined the organization.

Roman Lishniansky
Lviv

Andriy is a law student at Lviv University of Trade and Economics. He grew up and lives in the picturesque city of Lviv. He first learned about the benefits of libertarianism at the university and realized that the expansion of human rights and freedoms, not state interference in a person’s private life, and an exclusively market economy – have only positive consequences for society and the state. He learned about “Ukrainian Students for Freedom” at the “Student Model of the US Congress” and in August 2019, having joined the regional selection, he joined the team of “Ukrainian Students for Freedom” :).

Andrey Panasyuk
Kremenchug

Anastasiia Volichenko is a social activist. She was born and raised in Kremenchuk. From 2009 to 2020 she studied at the Kremenchug Lyceum number 4. She was engaged in professional volleyball and athletics. From 2010 to 2016 she was engaged in origami, from 2015 – journalism. During this time she won two victories at the International level, origami and journalism, both third place.
In 2018, she began to take an active part in the public life of the town of Kremenchuk (volunteer activity). Six months later, she received the International Gold Heart Award 2018. A year later, she won a grant from the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and graduated from the School of Volunteer and Public Participation “Agents of Change. Children””. During 2018-2019 she implemented two projects: “”Local School of Success. Kremenchuk”” and “”YRD: your rights and duties””
In the winter of 2019, it became the Ambassador Klitschko Foundation. In the summer of 2019, she joined the libertarian movement and is an active member of the International organization Students For Liberty.

Anastasia Volichenko
Kyiv

Anastasiia studies at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in the direction of Computer Engineering. She got acquainted with the idea of libertarianism due to works by Ayn Rand. When she rethought her outlook on life she started searching people with the same ideas. That is how she has found USF.

Anastasia Rylnikov
Kyiv

Taras is on his way to graduate from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and receive a bachelor degree in International Communication. Being a finalist of national historical contests in the past and a participant of a startup-incubator in present, Taras considers the ideas of liberty to be a crucial part of both political well-being and economic prosperity.

Taras Plaskun
Kharkiv

Bogdan grew up in the town of Schastye, but for several years considers himself a Kharkiv citizen. He is a 3rd year student at the Faculty of History at KNU. V.N. Karazin. Engaged in volunteering, social activities and design work in the Youth Council of Kharkov. He learned about USF from a friend who became interested in the leadership program.

Lepitsky Bogdan
Sumy

Sofia is a 2nd year student at Sumy State University majoring in psychology. For the first time she got acquainted with libertarian ideas in her first year of study, at a lecture organized by the Students for freedom. For her, it was a motivation to move forward only, prioritizing further life. Sofia participated in the Fifth All-Ukrainian Model Organization of the United Nations in Lviv from Platform of New Diplomacy and in the First Student Model of Congress from the Students for freedom held in Kyiv. Considering the world’s problems that affect the development of both our country and all countries of the world helps to develop critical thinking and diplomatic skills. The advocacy of human rights and freedoms and the drafting of bills by students emphasized that nothing is impossible and that Ukraine’s future is only in the hands of young people. It was after the Student Model of Congress that she became fully interested in the ideas of libertarianism and chose the Students for freedom.

Sophia Malus
(УКР) Київ

Bogdan is a 3rd year student at Stritivka Pedagogical College of Kobza Art, Bandura specialty. He became interested in libertarianism at school. He had about the same values ​​and political orientations. In 2019, he was selected for leadership program of the Students for Liberty in Kyiv.

Yurchenko Bogdan
Lviv

Mykhailo grew up in Melitopol, where he graduated high school. From 2015 to 2019 he studied at the Lviv National University in the specialty of «Department of Modern and Contemporary History of Foreign Countries», from 2019 continued his studies in the field of Political Science at the University of Lviv. He joined the libertarian in 2019 when he was selected as a participant for the West Regional Congress in Vinnytsia. Since 2019 he has been working as a project manager at the MO Institute of the City.

Mykhailo Zinenko
Vinnucya

Anastasia is a 4th year student at the Political Science in Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University. She livess and studies in the Vinnytsya city, where she successfully graduated from the Physics-mathematic Gymnasium №17. Studying for 4 years at the bachelor’s, the most useful were various types of internships, conferences, schools, which made it possible not only to see Ukraine, but also to learn different political processes and problems on the other hand. Joining the Ukrainian students for freedom, I understand that all the changes start with us. And only with such a strong desire and motivation as every member of the our organization, it is possible to change the future.

Yurchishin Anastasia
Cherkasy

Oksana – an activist of Ukrainian Students for Liberty. She grew up in Cherkasy, where she finished school. She has been studying in Cherkasy state Technological University since 2016, speciality “Philology”. Since 2015, she has taken part in MUN conferences and since 2017 in EYP sessions. Oksana was a volunteer in many events, including the largest conference in the world, concerning health issues, in the Netherlands.

Oksana Reshetnyak
Lviv

Mykola is a student of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. He grew up in Ostrog, where he graduated from school. Since 2014 she is a student of LNU. He’s studing in the field of computer science. Joined Libertarian movement in the summer of 2018. Since 2017, a member of the Ukrainian Students’ Union for Freedom.

Mykola Danylyuk
Kyiv

Diana is a second-year student at Kyiv National Economic University specializing in Management of Agribusiness. While getting an education Diana is engaged in community and volunteering activities: she is a co-director of the English-speaking camp MASCOT and an activist of Teenergizer organization created by HIV-positive teenagers. She discovered libertarianism ideas while taking part in the community project and decided to become a member of USF team afterwards.

Diana Repenko
Sumy

Vladyslav is a student, finalist of the UGRAD program, activist, and volunteer. He was born and raised in Sumy. Vlad studies at Sumy State University in the major “International Economic Relations”. Becoming a finalist of the UGRAD program in 2018-19 that sponsors by the US Department of State, he was able to feel the libertarian principles being a student of the American university. He participated in leadership movement, he was the president of the School Government and the head of the City and Regional Council of High School Students. Vladyslav participates in various ERASMUS + projects as well.

Vladyslav Shapoval
Kyiv

Danylo is a student of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute, is studying at the Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, specializing in computer science, a specialty – artificial intelligence. He grew up in the city of Boyarka.
From early years, he began to participate in all possible activities. He visited the program of tourism, chess, athletics, dance, football, theater, crafts, etc. Danylo has a desire to develop and make the world better, believes that freedom is possible for everyone, so joined the union Ukrainian students for freedom to do this together.
He gots acquainted with like-minded people at the USS congress in Vinnytsya in August 2019. It is active at the university and beyond.

Danylo Kanevsky
Vinnucya

Alexander was born and raised in the city of Vinnytsia. In 2015 he entered Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, majoring in “International Relations”. His political and ideological enlightenment, on global scale, took place in 2016 after United States presidential elections. Alexander received his Red Pill from such personalities as Dennis Prager (PragerU), Dave Rubin (The Rubin Report), Ben Shapiro (The Daily Wire) Christina Hoff Sommer, Niall Ferguson, Jordan B. Peterson, Stephen Bannon, Carl Benjamin (Sargon of Akkad), Steven Crowder (Louder with Crowder), Lauren Southern, Cassie Jaye (The Red Pill), Paul Elam (MRA, A Voice For Men), Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute), Milton Friedman, Dr. Sebastian Gorka and others. Over the years, his competency and awareness has only increased, as well as the number of his online subscriptions, and the number of events he took part in. Therefore, having brought his mind to order, he is ready for the practical application of his knowledge and skills for the benefit of himself, and others.

Alexander Zlochevsky
Budapest

Pavlo obtained Bachelor Degree in International relations at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. During his studies, Pavlo participated twice in the Erasmus+ Study Mobility Programmes: he studied at Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Graz, Austria) and at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Athens, Greece). In 2018, he went on to study International relations at Budapest Business School (Budapest, Hungary). Since August 2018, he has been an activist of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom NGO.

Pavel Burdyak
Kyiv

Alyona — PR manager of the USF. She was born and grew up in Berdyansk. Graduates of the Agents of Change School in 2017. She is a second year student at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University specializing in Advertising and Public Relations. She met with «Ukrainian Students for Freedom» during the first Student Model Congress and then she began interested in libertarian ideas.

Alyona Kara
Kyiv

Yana is a student at Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, studying International Economics. First time she heard about the ideas of libertarianism from the CEO of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom – Daniil Lubkin. Yana immediately realized that the principles promoted by libertarians must live in Ukraine. So when she saw the Leadership Program by USF, she joined the organization without doubt.

Yana Petrenko
Uman

Alexandra is a student, a social activist. Her most admiration is anti-corruption investigations. Joining the Libertarian Movement in 2018. Believes that individual freedom is an absolute value. Only free, successful people can build a truly independent and powerful state.

Alexander Smelyanets
Dnipro

Den is a student of the Faculty of Finance at the University of Customs and Finance. During student years, he became interested in libertarianism. After that he expanded his knowledge on this subject and faced the opportunity to become a member of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom.

Denis Glushko
Kyiv

Vladislav is an activist of USL. He grew up in Mariupol, where he graduated from school. From 2014 to 2019 he is studying in the National Aviation University on the specialty Transportion Technologies. He has joined Ukrainian Students for Liberty in the middle of 2018 during the Ukrainian congress of the USL.

Revin Vladislav
Kyiv

Arthur is an associate member of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom. He has grown up in Khmelnytskyi, where he graduated from a gymnasium. In 2018 he began studying economics in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. His participation in the organization started with its national conference earlier that year.

Arthur Burak
Kyiv

Dmytro Kanievskyi, a first-year student at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, studies artificial intelligence systems. Learned and carried away by liberterianism in August 2018 on the leadership program from “Ukrainian Students for Freedom”. After that, he begins to participate in the organization’s meeting in Kyiv and learn more and more about libertarianism. Now helps in the Kyiv center of the organization.

Dmytro Kanievskyi
Lviv

Victoria was born in Ivano-Frankivsk . In 2017 she graduated from Natural-Mathematical Lyceum. Then she went to Ukrainian Leadership Academy and in 2018 became an alumna of this program. Now Victoria is studying in Ukrainian Catholic University as a philosopher-teologist. In 2018 she joined to Ukrainian Students for Freedom.

Victoria Oshur
Chernivtsi

Andrii was born in a small town Vashkivtsi in Chernivtsi region and grew up there. In 2016 started the studying in Chernivtsi National University and now is a third-year student in international studies. Became a member of the NGO ‘Diplomacy center’ in the beginning of the 2-nd year of studying and now is the head of international and interethnic projects. In May 2018 joined USF. Alumni of a couple Ukrainian and international programs. The most important one is the Erasmus+ training course in peacebuilding and social transformations. Andrii is a youth worker certificated by the EU.

Andrey Goryuk
Kharkiv

Tatyana is a member of the Kharkiv branch of the USL in the late summer of 2018. She was born in the Tokmak city of Zaporizhzhya region, however, she grew up in Kharkiv and since 2016 has been studying at Karazin Kharkiv National University at the Faculty of Economics in the specialty “International Economics”. Tetiana joined the organization after passing the final stage of the leadership program and participating in the first national congress of the Ukrainian Students For Liberty in August 23-26, 2018.

Nazaruk Tatyana
Lviv

Taras is a graduate of the Ukrainian Academy of Leadership. Student of “Cyber ​​Security” program at Lviv Polytechnic University. For the first time, I learned about “Ukrainian Students for Liberty” according to the recommendations of my friend, and joined the movement in the summer of 2018.

Taras Chaus
Uman

Anastasia is an activist of the USF. Born and raised in the city of Cherkasy, where she studied in gymnasia №31. From 2016 till now she studies at the Uman State Pedagogical University named after Pavlo Tychyna in the specialty “Primary Education. Psychology”. In 2017 graduated from the “Academy of Youth Leader”. Later, she received the work of a sound engineer in the Student People’s Drama and Comedy theater. On May 3, 2018, she holds the post of deputy head of the university’s student government, Anastasia is the head of the press center and heads the official student site. She joined the libertarian movement in August 2018, when she got to the National Congress of the USF.

Anastasia Aksenenko
Kharkiv

Taras is second-year student at KhPI, where he study “AI systems” and develops neural networks. He is part of active youth, often works as volunteer, interested in marketing, psychology and entrepreneurship. He became interested in libertarianism in the summer of 2018 during a 3000-kilometer hitchhiking trip across Europe, during which he have been reading book “Why nations fail” and actively communicating with the local. Three days after arriving to Ukraine, he fell into the USL leadership program and now he is the coordinator of the Kharkiv branch.

Taras Pogrebnyak
Odessa

Daria is a 3rd year student at the Faculty of International legal relations, National University “Odessa Law Academy”. She takes active public position, contributes to the development of legal science, volunteering. She found out the great ideas of libertarianism when she learned about the concept of freedom and rule of law during her studies. That’s why she decided to be a member of the USF at the First All-Ukrainian Congress in August 2018.

Onischuk Daria
Kyiv

Yana grew up in a village in Chernihiv, where he graduated from school with honors. In 2017 she joined the Boris Grinchenko University of Kyiv in the direction of “Public Communications”. In organization joined the summer of 2018, when she fell into the leadership program and the first national congress of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom NGO. Prior to that, she was trained at the Ministry of Youth and Sport within the framework of the “State Builder” project.

Konok Yana
Kyiv

Olga studies International law at the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. She joined «Ukrainian Students for Freedom» after her second year, although she had been interested in the libertarian idea further back. A big role in Olga’s will to join the libertarian movement has been played by the process of education at the university and a common understanding of how much the Ukrainian society is in the need of great changes to be actually able to approach the standards of living like those of the prosperous countries.

Olga Brovko
Kyiv

He was born and had been growing in Ternopil. Afterwards, he started to wonder about everything and begun wandering to investigate the world. Now, he is Ukrainian Leadership Academy Alumni and Undergraduate in Applied Physics. A long time he didn’t know which political ideologie best represents his values, untill he found out libertarian ideas. Nowadays, as an activist of Ukrainian students for freedom try to reproduce the principles of freedom in his and in other people’s lives.

Vasily Dyba
Dnipro

Tverdokhlib Dmitro is a activist, moderator, facilitator and student of the Dnipro National University named after Oles Honchar. Born and raised in the city of Dnipro, where he graduated from the Technical Lyceum at the Dnipropetrovsk University named after V. Lazaryan. Has musical education. He is currently studying at the undergraduate degree at the university on the specialty “Micro and nanoelectronics”. In the years 2015-2016, he was a debater, participated in all-Ukrainian tournaments. From 2015 to 2017 – he was an active member of the university self-government bodies at the University, holding the posts: Chairman of the Student Council, Head of the Financial Committee of the University Students Council and Vice-Chairman of the Student Council on financial issues. For more than 3 years he has been working at the NGO “Youth Human Rights Protection Agency”, where I am the coordinator of the Dnipro department. For more than 2 years he has been an active member of the Dnipro Youth Council for the subdivision of the National Youth Council of Ukraine, where he holds the post of Board Member. He is the acting coordinator of the “Youth Capital of Ukraine” contest in the city of Dnipro. Worked as an organizer of cultural and leisure activities in the “Youth Center of Dnipropetrovsk region”. He is a graduate of the “Higher Political School” in 2018 and a graduate of the “Fourth Anticorruption School” in 2018. I trained for the facilitator on the course of the interactive exhibition “Security Route” in 2018.

Dmitro Tverdokhlib
Vinnitsa

Born and graduated from the school in Bar. Since 2016 she studies at Vinnitsa Technical College on the specialty “Computer Engineering”. With the views of libertarianism, she became acquainted more closely in the summer of 2018. Then she attended the “Leadership Program” of Ukrainian Students for Freedom. After that, she definitely decided to become part of this movement.

Datsyuk Kateryna
Kyiv

Anna is a student of the Faculty of Philosophy, study of philosophy and religion. He grew up in Kozyatyn (Vinnytsia region), where he graduated school with a gold medal and school of sport with a 2nd level of volleyball. Beginning in 2016, Anna as the book editor, freelancer, from November 2017 to April 2018 Anna was a private entrepreneur (publisher), organizer of book presentations, editor in chief. Starting from May 2018, Anna participated in numerous training courses and projects, both local and international (Erasmus +). From August 2018, she joined to the NGO Ukrainian Students for Freedom. Since October 2018, she a member of the Foundation for Regional Initiatives, Anna was one of the organizers of several events from non-formal education, including her own project in hometown. At the beginning of 2019, Anna is having internship in Berlin, in the NGO “Pass the Crayon”.

Gainalius Anna
Sumy

Active and determined. Alina was born and lives in the city of Sumy. Since 2016 student of the Department of Journalism of Sumy State University. I chose the specialty without hesitation, since after 15 years I studied at the school of journalism and telecommunications. At the university he held the position of PR-manager in student self-government. From 2015 to 2016 he was the head of the media service of the SMGO “Foundation for Regional Initiatives”. From 2017 became the press secretary of the Sumy youth political movement Valentin Nalyvaichenko “Justice”. I passed an internship on the 1 + 1 channel as a correspondent and even created my own newspaper “Yours Sumy”, whose circulation was 10,000 copies. In the summer of 2018 he joined the USF.

Alina Turlevskaya
Kharkiv

Kristina was born and raised in the town of Kropivnitsky, where she graduated from school. Upon joining the university, she moved to Kharkiv. She is currently studying at the second course of the Faculty of Psychology of the Kharkiv National University of V.N. Karazin She joined the Libertarian movement in the summer of 2018, when in August she were selected for the Leadership Program took place in Vinnytsia. In 2018, along with her team, she received a grant from the EU and UNICEF for the project – a new generation of consulting psychological center in Kharkiv. Also since 2018 she is a member of the international organization Ukrainian Students For Liberty.

Kristina Gaidai
Marіupol

Anastasia is a student of the IV-th year of the Mariupol State University, specialty “International Relations”. She is a volunteer and an activist in various local NGOs. After the Revolution of Dignity and the chaos that happened in the East of Ukraine, in particular in her city, Anastasia clearly realized that she must change her country and society! Also she is the Head of the youth NGO “IR-POLITOLOGISTS LEAGUE «DIPCORPUS». In the summer of 2018 Nastya took part in the National Congress of the USL, which was the start of her acquaintance with the Libertarian movement.

Anastasia Kucherenko
Chernivtsi

Olena is doing her master’s in International Relations at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. At the same time, she is a campus coordinator for Ukrainian Students for Freedom. She got aware of libertarian ideas during her exchange program in the USA but she didn’t identify herself as a libertarian at that time. Then, Olena watched a Joy movie and that was the turning point to percept herself as a libertarian. That movie shortly summarized most of the ideas that F. Hayek or M. Freedman had to write books about: stubborn and tenacious entrepreneurship, hard and persistent work, commercial innovation. Shortly after coming back to Ukraine she applied to become a coordinator for USF.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «I believe that together with USFF and its awesome team it’s possible to build a society, where “the best government is the least government”. USFF gives incredible opportunities and possibilities to drive changes, to influence the society, and make your voice to be heard.»

Olena Yehorova
Kharkiv

Max is a studies political science at Karazin Kharkiv National University. For the first time, he learned in detail and embraced the ideas of libertarianism during the Free Generation Forum 2016, when he realized that this ideology adhered to the principles that he was supportive of. In July 2017 he joined the Ukrainian Students for Freedom. At this moment, Max heads the Kharkiv branch of the organization.
On the USF: «Ukrainian Students for Freedom is one of the few organizations in Ukraine that promotes and offers genuine effective mechanisms for changing the state and society for the better. Briefly, we stand for the rational freedom of everyone, but for the freedom that is associated with autonomy, responsibility and respect for others. That’s why I’m with the USF.»

Max Syrochenkov
Kharkiv

Julia is the secretary of the Kharkiv branch of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom. She is currently International Law and Political Science student. Julia studies in the National Law University and Karazin Kharkiv National University. She started to be interested in the ideas of libertarianism after joining the university, but the main reason for joining movement was the Free Generation Forum 2016. She is now proud to be a part of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom.
On Students For Freedom: «I’m sure that libertarianism is not an ideology, but a lifestyle. Ideas of freedom are not imposed values for me, but a meaningful choice. Therefore, when there was an opportunity to join the Ukrainian Students for Freedom, I didn’t doubt a moment».

Julia Kurochkina
Kyiv

Oleksandr graduated from the Institute of international relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a Bachelor’s degree in international law. Currently continues his studies there as a Master’s student. Oleksandr says he finally established himself as libertarian after reading Henry Hazlitt’s “Economics in one lesson”, although he was leaning towards the ideas of free market his whole life. Oleksandr believes that freedom is not just a vague concept but an ultimate recipe for success in the country dimension. That’s why he concentrates his main efforts in the organization on our legislative initiatives.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «For me libertarianism ultimately began with the desire to make my country a better place. After years of studies and pondering I have come to a conclusion that the only reliable and proven way to do it is (economic) freedom. It is very important to have the support of your like-minds if you don’t want to sit aside while changes are happening. That’s why I am with USF – to implement projects and ideas I couldn’t implement alone. And to have fun doing it!»

Oleksandr Vysotskyi
Kyiv

Mariana is a 4th year student at the Kyiv Economics University pursuing her degree in finance. Firstly, Mariana got in touch with libertarian ideas during cycle of lectures Liberty Classes. Then, after visiting the Free Generation Forum, she decided to join to a team of like-minded people for the realization of common goals.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «USF is not just an organization that wants to spread the idea of freedom, it is also a place where you realize that you not only shouldn’t adapt to the existing conditions, but by yourself can influence the state of surrounding things.»

Mariana Grushka
Kyiv

He is a graduate of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of NaUKMA, Department of Finance. The path to libertarianism began at the Maidan, where Tymur was a part of 16 Sotnya of Self-Defense. Those events forced him to think about the meaning of personal freedom. As a result, he figured out more about Austrian School, the Georgian free-market reforms and ideas of Ayn Rand. All of that encouraged him to take a part in the Kaha Bendukidze’s memorial conference in November 2014, where he has heard about more about libertarianism and realized that such ideas inspire him.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «Since the time of ESFL summit, I have been trying to attend all thematic events, so when I heard about the opportunity to join the libertarian organization – I decided to become a part of it.»

Tymur Pluishch
Kyiv

Iryna is a fourth-year Finance student at Kyiv Vadym Hetman National Economic University. She takes an active civil position. Iryna aorganizes a variety of university educational events, and she is interested in scientific activities and likes to volunteer. She first got in touch with libertarian ideas during Liberty Classes which took place in 2015. Iryna decided to apply for the campus coordinator to join the like-minded people and start pro-liberty activities.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «I am in the USF because I believe, that everyone has the rights and freedoms and that nobody can limit them. I am ready to defend this. In USF I work with legislations to make our country freer and better place to live.»

Iryna Kinakh
Chernivtsi

Anastasia was born in 1997 when the Ukrainian president Leonid Kuchma made Ukraine a crony capitalist’s state. She lives at the small, comfortable city of Chernivtsi where she is on her way to finish Bachelor Degree in Political Science at Chernivtsi National University. Anastasiia does not like routine and spending time in her comfort zone. That is why her resume full of jobs, internships and social initiatives. She loves crisis communication, political marketing and flowers.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «I am with USF because I don’t like my reality and don’t want to be just critic. I want to do something instead. I don’t like archaic rules and regulations; they don’t work at reality. We need to run fast and create new and effective policies, even by making not very popular decisions. I love the team of USF, because people like that make me confident that we can accept new rules of our lives and all together can co-live at this difficult world.»

Anastasiia Pavliuk
Kyiv

Kateryna is currently attaining a degree in Software Engineering at Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. She was first properly introduced to the ideas of libertarianism while taking an online course created by USF members, took inspiration from them, then joined the team at an offline training camp. In her utopian dreams, Kateryna sees the future in which everyone is educated enough to understand and accept libertarianism — and that is the goal she shares with USF and intends to achieve team wise.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «USF is the biggest discovery of my life as a student, and I am extremely happy to shape the future of my country together with some of the brightest people I’ve ever met. There is no stop to my eagerness to help USF fulfill its both pure and complex purpose.»

Kateryna Repekh
Lviv

Pavlo is an active member of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom since the beginning of the organization’s activity. Being a fifth-year law student, Pavlo brought not only legal knowledge to our establishment but also a sufficient amount of knowledge in the area of libertarianism. In 2018, Pavlo was representing the USF at Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. At the moment, he is occupying a position of the secretary of the Lviv team.
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Pavlo Potichnyi
Kyiv

Vladyslav graduated from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a master degree in Law. His first meeting with libertarianism happened at the university when he clearly realized that socialism is not working and state interference has only a negative impact on society. Although he is sure that he was a libertarian from an early age as he always advocated equality of opportunity and opposed state interference. After Free Generation Forum in 2016 he applied to join Ukrainian Students For Freedom and started his pro-liberty activism.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «As practice shows, almost all changes and progressive new ideas come from students. It is impossible to change the country qualitatively without student support. So, organizations as Ukrainian Students for Freedom are needed in a developing country. Being a part of such remarkable team which spreads the ideas of liberty is a great honor and opportunity for development.»

Vladyslav Bozhko
Lviv

Dmytro has a degree of bachelor of cultural studies from Chernivtsi National University.
He is an active member of the USF since 2017. He is interested in the ideas of liberty since the studying at a university where he defended the rights and freedoms of students in the student’s parliament, on strikes and rallies. He considers political philosophy from the point of view of cultural processes.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «I am convinced that for the general cultural progress of our state, its preservation and harmonization, we need a completely new set of rules within our society. In my opinion, the foundation of this set can be found in the ideas of liberty. The best organization that promotes these ideas among Ukrainian youth is USF, that’s why I am a part of it.»

Dmytro Babichenko
Kyiv

This year Daryna is going to graduate from Odesa National University with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. This field of study has led her to libertarian idea. Daryna has been actively visiting various events dedicated to questions of democracy and security, which have sharply occurred in 2014-2015 in Ukraine. Consequently, Daryna has understood that her ideas still seem incomprehensible and strange to many people that surround her, as she really started following the philosophy of freedom in the moment, when this freedom was undermined. The first time she attended the libertarian event was autumn 2017 after the invitation of her friend. Daryna has started having a fancy for the ideas of free societies since that very moment when she heard the marvelous story of Georgia’s transformations and took part in an amazing discussion of many problems.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «She decided to become a part of the organization because of common thoughts, views and interesting people to undertake great steps with. The other reason is rooted in the irresistible wish to rehabilitate and renew freedom in people’s minds and in own head as well. The organization is a little leap into an inexhaustible flow of ideas, concepts and ways to their implementation. It gives you a chance to feel you as a part of a new, revolutionary history, which one day will disturb this society.»

Daryna Nestropa
Kyiv

Illia is an alumni of the Ukrainian Academy of Leadership. He is a first year student in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, studying Applied Mathematics. Also, he is an intern at the Horizon Capital. In the first place, he found out about the libertarian ideas in the end of his studying at the UAL. Then with his friend, he joined the Ukrainian Students for Freedom.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Unfortunately, in Ukraine, even after 26 years since the collapse of the USSR, society still stuck in communism and socialism, which impedes the stable development of the country. I think that what we are doing here in the Ukrainian Students for Freedom will help dispel myths about capitalism, and will help Ukraine build a free society.»

Illia Platukhin
Chernivtsi

Svitlana was born in 1997 in Bukovina, she lives in wonderful city of Chernivtsi, where she has been studying at Chernivtsi National University for two years at the Faculty of History, Political Science and International Relations. International information, the specialty she has chosen, is extremely interesting for her as it helps to gain knowledge in the most diverse areas of public life. After graduating in the Studienkolleg Sachsen in Leipzig and returning to her hometown, she began to actively engage in project management in the field of Ukrainian literature, where she gained an interesting and incredible experience. She lives under the slogan — there is no unimportant and unnecessary knowledge, and life is a constant movement forward and the development of its own horizons and opportunities.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «The USF for me is a powerful platform for self-development and implementation of very important projects for our country. Acquainted with amazing individuals in USF, I realized that our country is remarkable human potential of young, ambitious, creative and caring people. I am interested in building a new reality with them and shaping the prospects for the future. For me is unacceptable to just watch, and I know that together we are building a strong youth organization with fresh creative ideas, which then form the basis of a new civil society.»

Svitlana Konstantynyuk
Kyiv

Mykhailo is a student of Software engineering in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The ideas of liberty struck him with acquaintance with several members of NGOs. Therefore, he tried to expand his knowledge in this area and then, immediately, understood that it is what he should represent and where he belong to be.
On Ukrainian Students For Freedom: «USF is an amazing organization that has managed to spread the message of liberty among Ukrainians and brings students to understand its truth and importance, and I’m truly excited to be a part of it.»

Mykhailo Reshetniak
Lviv

Vladylsav is an alumni of the Ukrainian Leadership Academy, and a student of the Philosophy Faculty of Yuri Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. Currently he holds a position of the head of the Lviv Branch of Ukrainian Students for Freedom. For the first time he touched upon the ideas of freedom, studying the philosophy of French and English enlightenment at the Faculty of Philosophy. «I was struck by the way people struggled for freedom to think and create the world in which they want to live, initiated an era of “enlightenment” that gave a powerful impetus to the development of sciences. I am deeply convinced that a just society can exist only where justice is determined not by the state nomenclature but by the common sense of every citizen who clearly understands his responsibility for each subsequent step.»
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «I am deeply convinced that the value of the word “Freedom” for everyone who was born in the Independent Ukraine is so tightly engraved in the subconscious that it has become not only a feature of nature but a value of life. I am very glad that I have similar minded people in the USF, with whom I can create my beloved Free Ukraine.»

Vladyslav Malchevskyi
Lviv

Sophia is a student of the Faculty of International Relations at the Ivan Franko Lviv National University. She acquainted with the ideas of libertarianism several years ago, when she read works by Ayn Rand. After a long period of reflection and acceptance of the principles of libertarianism, people and events related to libertarianism, she started to look for people and events associated with libertarianism and got into the Free Generation Forum 2016, where she met interesting people and members of the ESFL. She joined USF on Summer 2017.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Libertarianism is a principle of life for me, which helps to improve its quality».

Sofia Rodygina
Lviv

Yevheniia Koliada studies at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv at the Faculty of Journalism. She is also a Coordinator at Ukrainian Students for Freedom in Lviv, Ukraine. Yevheniia first got in touch with libertarian movement during the Campus Coordinator Program which was organized by Ukrainian Students for Freedom in August 2017. Then she realized that libertarian community stands for the same values as she does, so she decided to join the movement. Yevheniia believes that personal freedom and independence are the most important things in modern life, that is why she supports libertarian movement and spreads the ideas of liberty.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Among my colleagues at USF I see brilliant minds who have an opportunity to change the whole generation and thereby change the future of our country. I’m glad to see that our local libertarian community is growing fast, especially, among students. I think, majority of young Ukrainians are libertarian by they hearts, even though they aren’t aware of that yet. Perhaps, Ukrainian society really needs the ideas of liberty. And our organization is only helping to spread those beliefs.»

Yevheniia Koliada
Kyiv

Danylo is a 2nd year student at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, studying Security of Information and Communication Systems. He became interested in the ideas of libertarianism when he was in the 11th grade at school, thanks to the active participation in Model of the United Nations. After he learned about the student libertarian movement he became a part of it with no doubt.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «It is possible to give young people the necessary platform for self-realization and teach them what is libertarianism, with the help of Ukrainian Students for Freedom and its participants. It is students who are a part of a society that is capable of decisive changes and actions. We create new opportunities for
students and provide interesting things that can be implemented in Ukraine. I want the political and public activity of our citizens to improve and reach new heights, and with this Ukraine will also improve.»

Данило Вдовенко
Kiev

Sergiy study International Business at Kyiv National Economic University. He is a member of Ukrainian Students for Freedom since fall of 2017. In the first place Sergiy read about libertarian ideas during Finance and Macroeconomics courses. He thinks that libertarian ideas should be implemented and adjusted to real time. He realizes that tax system and role of government in economy of Ukraine should be minimalized, and somebody must do it. After the Free Generation Forum and training camp of USF he joined team and since then his pro-liberty activism started. He is ready for new challenges to change Ukraine for better.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «Students are the engine that creates new ideas and new ways for policy changing. We are students and our mission is to make our country better with our minds and energy. Our team trying to deliver this message to other students of our country with lectures, courses and workshops. I believe in USF and will do my best to promote our ideas. »

Sergiy Oliynik
Vinnytsia

Ivan is a 3rd year student of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University where he is pursuing his degree in international relations. First encountered libertarian ideas during the second year of study, at a lecture organized by USF. Later he applied for the USF’s leadership program, and joined the organization. He started to discover new ideas right after the first USF’s retreat, which took place in Kiev.
On Ukrainian Students for Freedom: «I am sure that Ukrainian Students for Freedom is an organization that can distribute and embody into reality the ideas of freedom in Ukraine. USF has a great team that promotes the ideas of free society, as well as great tools to spread those ideas.»

Ivan Yurchyshyn