Kuleshov, Pavel

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Kuleshov, Pavel Nikolaevich


Born Aug. 15 (27), 1854, in Maloarkhangel’sk, present-day Orel Oblast; died Oct. 5, 1936, in Moscow. Soviet livestock specialist; corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1928).

Kuleshov graduated from the Kharkov Veterinary Institute in 1875 and from the Petrovskoe Agricultural Academy (now the K. A. Timiriazev Moscow Agricultural Academy) in 1879. After graduating from the academy he became an assistant professor in the subdepartment of descriptive zootechny and was soon assigned to study livestock breeding in Germany, France, Switzerland, Great Britain, and the USA. After returning to Russia (1882) he taught a course on descriptive zootechny at the Petrovskoe Agricultural Academy (he became a professor in 1889). He became a professor at the Moscow Institute of Zootechny in 1921.

Kuleshov’s main works dealt with the breeding of farm animals and with their external appearance and constitution. He bred a new type of fine-fleeced sheep, the New Caucasian Merino.


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