Vedeneev, Boris Evgen’evich
Born Dec. 21, 1884 (Jan. 2, 1885), in Tbilisi; died Sept. 25, 1946, in Moscow. Soviet specialist in power engineering and hydrotechnology, academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR beginning in 1932.
Vedeneev graduated from the St. Petersburg Transportation Engineers Institute in 1909. Before the Great October Socialist Revolution, Vedeneev participated in designing and constructing seaport installations in the Far East and in the area of Murmansk, as well as in drawing up one of the first plans for a hydroelectric power plant on the Dnieper rapids. In 1920 he participated in drawing up the plan for GOELRO (State Commission for the Electrification of Russia) and was among the managers in the construction of the Volkhov and the Dnieper hydroelectric power plants. He worked on questions of the economic basis of hydroelectric power plant construction. He proposed a method for determining the cost of hydroelectric power plant installations through the so-called method of concrete used. Vedeneev was a deputy to the first and second convocations of the Supreme Soviets of the USSR. He was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1943, three Orders of Lenin and three other orders.