Famous Esperantists

Many Esperantists from Odessa are well known not only in Ukrainian, but in the world Esperanto movement. Among them:
  • Abraham Kaufman (1865 - 1940) - an outstanding Esperanto poet and translator of the first period (1892 - 1906).
  • Eugene Berg (1905 - 1980) - Honorary Member of the UEA, thanks largely to his work, "At last we understand the radio."    Mikhail Soloviev (1900 - 1926) - President of the Esperanto Society in Odessa.
  • Nicholas Borovko (1863 - 1913) - one of the first pioneers of the Esperanto movement in Tsarist Russia.
  • Samuel Shatunovskii (1859 - 1929) - a pioneer of Esperanto.
  • Semen Vaynblat (1936) - poet, translator and president of the Esperanto Club "White Acacia", during 2006 - 2009 - President of Ukrainian Esperanto Association.
  • Sergei Rublev (1901 - 1979) - writer, translator, one of the leaders of the Esperanto movement. He fundamentally reviewed esperantistskih roots of words.
  • Tatiana Auderskaya - the leader of the Odessa Youth Esperanto Club "Verdaĵo", academician of the Esperanto Academy, author of books in Esperanto "La mondo en guto da akvo", Moscow, Impeto, 2010 (Germain Pirlot award for the best scientific book in the period of 2010 — 2015); "Intelektaj amuzoj. Lingvaj ludoj en Esperanto", New York, Mondial, 2016; compiled and is one of the authors of the book in Russian "Лучшие дни нашей жизни. О языке эсперанто и не только" (The best days of our lives. On the Esperanto language and other things). Author of the two films in Esperanto: "Birdoj de ukrainiaj marĉejoj", 8 min, 2001 and "La perloj de Ĉenigramarujo", 20 min, 2003, also she produced a 20-minute film in Russian and Ukrainian  "Эсперанто — значит "надеющийся", 2009.
  • Vladimir Gernet (1870 - 1929) - a pioneer of Esperanto, one of the founders of the journal Lingvo Internacia; long correspondence with Zamenhof.
  • Vladimir Samoday (1935) - poet, an honorary member of the UEA, the first president of the Esperanto Union of Soviet Republics.