Authors

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Yehuda Berg

Yehuda Berg is a former co-director of the Kabbalah Centre, which was founded by his father Philip Berg.

Type: writerNationality: United States of America

Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM, KBE was an American violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in the United Kingdom. He was born to Russian Jewish parents in the United States, but became a citizen of Switzerland in 1970, and of the United Kingdom in 1985. He is often considered to be one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.

Type: MusicianNationality: American

Yelawolf

Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Gadsden, Alabama. Yelawolf released his first independent album Creek Water in 2005. Between 2005 to 2010 he released one extended play (EP) and four mixtapes. It wasn't until 2010's Trunk Muzik EP that Yelawolf started to gain mainstream attention. The same year would see Yelawolf sign a record deal with Interscope Records,. His first release would be a somewhat reworked Trunk Muzik, titled Trunk Muzik 0-60 which shared 6 track's from Trunk Muzik.

Type: singer,songwriter,rapperNationality: United States of America

Yelena Baturina

Yelena Nikolayevna Baturina (Russian: Еле́на Никола́евна Бату́рина; born 8 March 1963) is a Russian international entrepreneur and philanthropist, currently based in London. She owns the majority of a large investment and construction company named Inteco. At present her assets include a hotel chain (in Ireland, the Czech Republic and Russia), a membrane construction enterprise (Germany), a renewable energy project (Greece, Cyprus and Italy), development projects (the United States and Cyprus) and investments in a number of real estate investment funds focused on residential and commercial construction and development in Europe and the U.S.

Type: entrepreneurNationality: Russia,Soviet Union

Yelena Bonner

Yelena Bonner was a human rights activist in the former Soviet Union and wife of the noted physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov. During her decades as a dissident, Bonner was noted for her characteristic blunt honesty and courage.

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Yelizaveta Svilova

Yelizaveta Ignatevna Svilova was a Russian filmmaker and film editor. She was a lifelong collaborator with her husband, Dziga Vertov. She is best known as supervising editor on Man with a Movie Camera and appears in the film. She was part of the Council of Three, with her husband and brother-in-law, cinematographer Mikhail Kaufman.

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Yeshe Dorje

Yeshe Dorje was the eleventh Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Yevgeniy Chazov

Yevgeniy Ivanovich Chazov is a prominent physician of the Soviet Union and Russia, specializing in cardiology, Chief of the Fourth Directorate of the Ministry of Health of the USSR, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, a recipient of numerous awards and decorations, Soviet, Russian, and foreign.

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Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko is a Soviet and Russian poet. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, actor, editor, and a director of several films.

Type: Poet, teacherNationality: Russian

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin was a Russian author of science fiction and political satire. Despite having been a prominent Old Bolshevik, Zamyatin was deeply disturbed by the policies pursued by the CPSU following the October Revolution. He is most famous for his 1921 novel We, a story set in a dystopian future police state. In 1921, We became the first work banned by the Soviet censorship board.

Type: Novelist, journalistNationality: Russian

Yi Hwang

Yi Hwang is one of the two most prominent Korean Confucian scholars of the Joseon Dynasty, the other being his younger contemporary Yi I (Yulgok). Yi Hwang is often referred to by his pen name Toegye ("Retreating Creek"). His courtesy name was Gyeongho.

Type: Nationality: Korean

Yiannis Stournaras

Yannis (or Giannis) Stournaras (Greek: Γιάννης Στουρνάρας; born 10 December 1956), is a Greek economist who has been the Governor of the Bank of Greece since June 2014.Previously, he had been the Greek Minister of Finance from 5 July 2012 serving until 10 June 2014.

Type: politician,economist,banker,university teacherNationality: Greece

Yigal Azrouel

Yigal Azrouël is an Israeli American New York based fashion designer.

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Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák t͡ɕʰīn.nā.wát]; born 21 June 1967), nicknamed Pou (Thai: ปู, RTGS: Pu, pronounced [pūː], meaning "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman and politician. She is a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 election. Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. Also, she holds the distinction as the world's first female of Chinese descent to have had led the government of a UN member state. She was removed from office on 7 May 2014 by a controversial Constitutional Court decision. She is the third Pheu Thai Prime minister removed from office by the Constitution Court.

Type: politician,entrepreneurNationality: Thailand

Yip Harburg

Edgar Yipsel Harburg, known as E.Y. Harburg or Yip Harburg, was an American popular song lyricist who worked with many well-known composers. He wrote the lyrics to the standards, Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?, April in Paris, and It's Only a Paper Moon, as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including Over the Rainbow.

Type: Musician, lyricistNationality: American

Yishan Wong

Yishan Wong (Chinese: 黃易山; pinyin: Huáng Yìshān) was the CEO of Reddit from March 2012 until his resignation in November 2014. He is also the co-founder of Mountain View coworking space Sunfire Offices, and an advisor at Quora. Since April 2011, Wong has been a contributing editor at Forbes magazine.

Type: businessperson,engineerNationality: United States of America

Yitzchak Gruenbaum

Yitzhak Gruenbaum was a noted leader of the Zionist movement among Polish Jewry between the two world wars and of the Yishuv in Mandatory Palestine, and the first Interior Minister of Israel and candidate for President.

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Yitzhak Navon

Yitzhak Navon is an Israeli politician, diplomat, and author. He served as the fifth President of Israel between 1978 and 1982 as a member of the center-left Alignment party. He was the first Israeli president to be born in Jerusalem, then within the British Mandate for Palestine, while all previous presidents were born in and made aliyah from the Russian Empire.

Type: PoliticianNationality: Israeli