Ivan Vakarchuk

Ukrainian physicist and politician

Ivan Vakarchuk (Ukrainian: Іван Олександрович Вакарчук; 6 March 1947 – 4 April 2020) was a Ukrainian physicist and politician. From 1990 to 2007 and again between 2010 and 2013, he was rector of the University of Lviv. He served as Minister of Education and Science from 2007 to 2010. He was the father of Svyatoslav Vakarchuk, lead singer of the rock band Okean Elzy.

Vakarchuk in 2010

Vakarchuk was born in Brătușeni, Moldavian SSR (present-day Moldova). On 4 April 2020, he died in Lviv at the age of 73.[1]


  1. "Умер экс-министр Иван Вакарчук — отец Святослава Вакарчука". MIG (in Ukrainian). 4 April 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.