Nikita Fedorovich Rostovtsev

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Rostovtsev, Nikita Fedorovich


Born Sept. 14 (26), 1895, in the village of Vozdremo, in what is now Shchekino Raion, Tula Oblast. Soviet zootechnician. Academician of the V. I. Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences (1956). Hero of Socialist Labor (1975). Member of the CPSU since 1917.

Rostovtsev graduated from the Moscow Zootechnical Institute in 1935. From 1956 to 1972 he served as academician-secretary of the division of livestock breeding at the V. I. Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Rostovtsev has made considerable contributions to the development of pedigree breeding and the improvement of livestock breeding in the USSR. He helped develop the Kostroma, Kazakh White-faced, and Black and White breeds of cattle. His principal works deal with dairy and beef cattle raising.

Rostovtsev has been awarded the Order of Lenin, six other orders, and various medals.


Mezhporodnoe skreshchivanie krupnogo rogatogo skota. Moscow, 1951.
Promyshlennoe skreshchivanie v skotovodstve. Moscow, 1971. (With I. I. Cherkashchenko).
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