Ivan Vakarchuk, the famous Ukrainian scientist passed away aged 73. The former Minister of Education of Ukraine (2007-2011), the ex-rector of Ivan Franko Lviv National University died in Lviv. His son, MP Svyatoslav Vakarchuk stated this on Facebook.
“Today my best friend is gone ... There is no nore loving husband and father and grandfather ... A man who has created a strong and loving family. There is no outstanding scientist ... A man who is in love with science and was faithful to it until the last breath. Thank you, dad ... I love you, and I will always do,” Vakarchuk wrote.
Ivan Vakarchuk was the Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine. He was the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2007-2010, and a long-term rector of Ivan Franko Lviv National University. In 2007, he received the title of Hero of Ukraine.
He was the father of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, Ukrainian MP, frontman of the Okean Elzy rock band.
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