Vladimir Krivorotov

Vladimir Krivorotov

Hero of Socialist Labor.
Date of Birth: 26.01.1929
Country: Ukraine

Biography of Vladimir Krivorotov

Vladimir Krivorotov was born into a mining family and went on to become a prominent figure in agricultural development. He was the Chairman of the "Rossiya" collective farm in the Krasnogvardeysky District of the Republic of Crimea from 1967 to 1992. During his tenure, he significantly increased the crop yield of grains, fruits, and grapes, and also developed the livestock industry. Under his leadership, the "Rossiya" collective farm became one of the leading agricultural enterprises in the Soviet Union.

Krivorotov started his career as an agronomist at the Krasnogvardeyskaya Agricultural Machinery and Tractor Station No. 2. In 1958, he was transferred to the "Rossiya" collective farm as the chief agronomist. The collective farm had 12,500 hectares of agricultural land, including 8,000 hectares of arable land. By 1990, the farm's grain harvest reached up to 26,000 tons, fruits approximately 8,000 tons, fresh grapes 7-8,000 tons, vegetables almost 12,000 tons, milk 17,000 tons, and meat 1,500 tons. The farm also had a cattle population of 17,000, with each dairy cow producing at least 4,000 liters of milk per year.

In addition to its agricultural success, the "Rossiya" collective farm had various social and cultural facilities. It had six preschool institutions with 892 places, two secondary schools with 1,640 students, a vocational training center, a music school, a branch of a sports school, two cultural centers, seven clubs, and a hotel.

After leaving the collective farm in 1992, Krivorotov became the Executive Director for Agro-Industrial Production of the Association of Business Cooperation of Farms in Crimea from 1992 to 2000. He was also a member of the Soviet Union's People's Deputies from 1989 to 1991, representing the collective farms affiliated with the Union Council of Collective Farms. Krivorotov received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including the title of Hero of Socialist Labor in 1977, the Honored Agronomist of the Ukrainian SSR in 1964, the Golden Medal of the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy in 1980, and the highest distinction of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the "For Loyalty to Duty" in 2009.