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 - President of the Odessa Youth Esperanto Club "Verdazho."
  • 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.