Vorotnikov, Sergei

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vorotnikov, Sergei Illarionovich


Born Oct. 25, 1929, in the village of Liman, Voronezh Oblast. Miner-innovator, brigadier at the Kosior mines (in the settlement of Chernukhino, Lugansk Oblast) in the Donbas; Hero of Socialist Labor (1966). Became a member of the CPSU in 1962.

Vorotnikov organized 24-hour composite brigades and initiated competition for the increasing of work quotas for loading at the coal face (1962). Between January 1966 and September 1968, Vorotnikov’s brigade mined 1 million tons of coal. The productivity of the workers’ brigade of the working face was twice that of the average indexes of the basin. At the Twenty-third Congress of the CPSU (1966), Vorotnikov was elected a candidate of the Central Committee of the CPSU. He is a member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR (1967). He has been awarded the Order of Lenin and medals.

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