Slava Vakarchuk is the lead vocalist of Okean Elzy, the most successful rock band in Ukraine. In 2007 he was also, for roughly one year, a member of the Ukrainian parliament.
Vakarchuk was active in supporting the Orange Revolution and Euromaidan-protests, and is involved in many social and cultural projects. He is one of the most successful musicians in Ukraine and has a degree in theoretical physics.
Vakarchuk is the son of Ivan Vakarchuk, a professor of physics at Lviv University and a former Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science.
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