Date of Birth: 11/11/1949
Place of birth: Kharkov (Ukraine)
Born November 11, 1949 in Kharkov. Father - Polevanov Paul T. (1915-1984), a peasant of Sumy region. Mother - Polevanov Thekla Alekseevna (1916 - 1994), of the peasants of the Kharkiv region. Before the war, she graduated from medical school. All my life I worked in a hospital. Wife - Polevanov Valentina (1951 born.), By profession an economist, in the Amur region led the Health Insurance Fund and for six months led him to the first place in Russia in terms of tax collection. Daughter - Polevanov Svetlana (1975 born.), Graduated from the Moscow Medical Academy named after Sechenov, specialty "medical business", currently studying in an internship at the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery. Son - Polevanov Anton (. 1983 born), a student.
The decisive influence on Vladimir Polevanov had his father, Paul T., - a man who had a surprising optimism and absolute will to live. In 1933, fleeing from hunger, through the cordons of troops of the NKVD, he was able to get to Kharkov, where he became a turner at the Principal level in the factory "Hammer and Sickle." June 22, 1941 went to the front. Until the last day of the war fought in the infantry and in that time I did not have a scratch. However, May 9, 1945 in the battle of Prague was severely wounded in the head. As a result of wounds he was paralyzed left half of the body. Three years after the war he spent in the hospital, where he met his future wife Thecla Alekseevnu nurse, with whom he lived until his death. Being a disabled group 1 and barely moving on his feet, his father was able to build his own house, plant an apple orchard, grow and give higher education two children: Vladimir and Olga (1951 born.).
Volodya grew up a good helper family. The first labor skills he acquired, caring for pets, working in the garden, and a unique apple orchard grown father. The school is also different activities, was a member of various competitions, particularly in subjects who, in his opinion, could be useful in the implementation of long-matured decision to become a geologist. In its active of those years - winning the All-Ukrainian Olympiad on geography, Kharkov regional Chemistry Olympiad, the city of Kharkiv limpiade on Russian literature, regional Olympiads in physics, mathematics, German language, prizes at citywide events. How tuition, has achieved remarkable results in sports: fulfilled specifications for fencing (2nd level), chess (1st rank), was an indispensable member of the football team.
In 1966, after graduating from high school, Vladimir Polevanov, despite the double competition at the first attempt she entered the Geological Faculty of Kharkov State University. As a student engaged in caving, mountaineering, was a member of the Mineralogical Society. He visited speleological expeditions to Karabakh-Yayla (Crimea), Plateau Arabica (Caucasus), went to the mountain-hiking in the Crimea, the Carpathians and the Caucasus, went to the practice of the North Caucasus and the Crimea, he worked on one of the mines of Donbass. In 1969, as part of the Upper Karabalta search and set the party participated in the exploration of gold in the high part of the Kyrgyz ridge, and the following year took the production externship in Mama-Chu area (north of the Irkutsk Region) on prospecting and exploration Mica-bearing pegmatites.
In 1971, Vladimir Polevanov, his diploma perfectly well and the qualification of engineer reconnaissance, immediately ran into a problem, from which depended his fate. On the distribution he had to go to the Crimea. However, he refused. Then he was invited to work in Moscow, in the Department of Geology of the central areas. Polevanov refused again - it attracted the Kolyma region. He made an appointment with the Minister of Geology of the RSFSR LI Rovnina and receiving a distribution to its satisfaction in the Magadan Region, soon found himself in Susumansky district, a few hundred kilometers to the north-west of Magadan, on the edge of the earth, becoming a mine foreman at the gold mine.
The young master was in the midst of a very special people, which is based on the adventurers, ex-prisoners and experienced miners. Familiarity with local mores began with the requirements for the master attribute the additional workload. He "did not understand". He was ambushed and threatened to kill - were tested for strength. All was settled when Polevanov provided workers high wages, developing a new scheme of blasting holes, increase the rate of penetration is almost three times.
In 1973, Vladimir Polevanov becoming chief geologist Burkandino-Siena exploration party Berelekhskaya expedition Northeastern Geological Survey (SVGU), and in 1977 - chief geologist Yagodinskaya expedition. On the territory of 100 thousand square kilometers, he led the search for gold, tungsten, lead, zinc, iron, mercury, coal, cobalt. But gold was "the main love." In 1983 Polevanov graduated in absentia graduate of the Leningrad Mining Institute and defended his thesis on "Geology and features of search and exploration of the central regions of the Kolyma." (In 1991, there he defended his doctoral thesis on the geology of gold deposits of the world and especially their research.)
After defending his doctoral V. Polevanov became head of the geological department of the association "Sovvostgeologiya" under its jurisdiction has all the Magadan region - 1.2 million square kilometers, where he was responsible for the growth plan of recovery of alluvial gold ten expeditions. Of the volunteers who came to the Kolyma, like Polevanov, remained one of the four, the others could not withstand the harsh conditions. The laws of the Kolyma gold miners, truthfully described Oleg Kuvayev in the novel "Territory", romantic and cruel: "Do or Die", "impossible task no", "do not look for Ultra" ...
Many heroes kuvaevskih Polevanov personally knows some have become his friends. Over 12 Kolyma and Magadan 6 years Polevanov repeatedly risked his life and learned to take account of all misfortunes - from earthquakes to human evil. Statistics of deaths is as follows - 10 per cent of working in Kolyma died from an accident. In Polevanov different occasions were many - from the shelling drunk to bear attacks. But God spared me and also taught how to survive.
Over the years in the "Sevvostgeologii" VP Polevanov discovered, explored and put into operation more than 200 tons of placer gold, has discovered and appreciated the 70 tons of reserves on small and medium-sized deposits of placer gold: Aric, Eastern, antimony, Vehicle OE and with his direct participation was completed exploration of the largest in the north-east Russian tungsten deposit Bohapcha with tungsten reserves of 100 thousand tons. Vladimir Polevanov participated in the exploration Urultunskih deposits of lead and zinc with total reserves of more than 10 million tons, in the initial stage of development of gold deposit Kubaka (reserves of 100 tons), he participated in the search for and exploration of numerous deposits of tin, silver and coal.
VP Polevanov led and organized exploration for alluvial gold and out of the Magadan area: the island Bolshevik (Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago), the Polar Urals, in the Amur region. In these places, they were discovered and explored about 55 tonnes of alluvial gold. For two years (1988-1989) he led the exploration of gold in the Amur region, being the head of the Laboratory of Geology alluvial deposits in the Magadan branch TsNIGRI - the head of the Institute for gold in the USSR. Then he became the chief geologist of the newly created association "Amurgeologiya" (Blagoveshchensk), obtaining greater independence, what has always sought. The range of his work and went searching for uranium in the territory of the Far East of the USSR (8 million square kilometers) .achav with a "clean slate", VP Polevanov relocated from Kolyma frames, drill teams and tripled the volume of explored gold reserves by May 1992. In a short time here it was found and put into operation more than 30 tonnes of alluvial gold. Polevanov was one of the discoverers of deposits of placer gold Bamskoye (170 tons), ice and rock (100 tons), assess and exploration of indigenous gold pyrite Bluff (30 tons), Malomyr (100 tons), Borgulikan (400 tons of gold and 3 million tons of copper), organized a search of diamonds in the region, which resulted in jewelry diamonds were found. As a professional of the highest class, he took an active part in the development of "Subsoil Law", and after its adoption organized and became the first chairman of the Amur Committee for Geology and Subsoil Use (1992-1993).
In this capacity, he has been re-evaluated reserves of placer gold of the Amur region, as a result of which it has been proved that the reserves of placer gold Amur region ranks first in the world. Curiously, the scientific interests of VP Polevanov extend beyond Magadan and Amur regions. In particular, he performed a unique operation - a theoretical basis for the existence of a large gold deposit in Mali, as well as assessed the world`s reserves of precious metal. In May 1993, he was elected to the presidium of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Vladimir Pavlovich had never had a direct relationship to politics, but during the "hot autumn" of 1993, when the dual power in Russia was confirmed, he made a determined supporter of the president, believing that the dual power will lead the country to disaster. The head of administration of the Amur region Alexander Surat, did not support the presidential decree number 1400 was removed and in its place October 5, 1993 by the decree of the President of the Russian Federation BN Yeltsin was appointed Vladimir Polevanov.
Vladimir Pavlovich began to act decisively, and his first step literally impressed everyone. He began to speak to the residents live and uninterrupted feedback publicly called his home phone. From now on, none of the officials could not feel safe.
The governor Polevanov spent more than a year and during that time managed to achieve a lot. He was the first in Russia initiated and conducted more than 40 public tenders and auctions for the sale of placer gold deposits, provided the commissioning of the second in Russia (after the Plesetsk) cosmodrome "Free", actively contributed to the solution of many urgent economic and social problems of the region. When it was put into operation the third unit at the Blagoveshchensk thermal power station, built more than 100 mini-plants for processing agricultural products, purchased 600 combine harvesters. VP Polevanov completed construction of the largest hospitals in the Russian Federation and the new rehabilitation center for people with disabilities, has made granting all disabled veterans and "Afghans" machines with manual control, support disadvantaged children. 1994 was declared the "Year of the Amur culture." As part of this action were organized dozens of exhibitions, competitions, established regional bonuses for workers of culture and art. In June 1994, the first time in the 150-year history of the Amur region was visited by the head of the Russian state - the President of the Russian Federation BN Yeltsin.
Achievements VP Polevanov the post of the governor of the Amur made an impression on the President of the Russian Federation, and he issued a decree on November 15, 1994 appointed him as Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation - Chairman of the State Committee of the Russian Federation for State Property Management. This decision was taken contrary to the AB Chubais that largely determined the dramatic Polevanov entry into Moscow`s political reality.
After two weeks of Vladimir Pavlovich ordered to conduct an analysis of privatization in Eastern Europe and documents of special services of the Russian practice in this area. What was revealed to him, it struck him. Accelerated pace of privatization destroyed the economy, privatization was carried out in the interests of a narrow group, and the majority of the population turned out to be deceived, losing the right to property, which created a whole nation.
The head of the State Property Committee has expressed the opinion Chubais, genuinely believing that he is mistaken. However, a conversation with Anatoly Borisovich Polevanov disappointed. Then, on January 18 1995, he appealed directly to the Chairman of the Government of the VS Cheromyrdinu with revelatory memo about the crimes perpetrated. The reaction was immediate. After only 6 days, 24 January 1995, VP ... Polevanov was dismissed from his post in order to, as stated, "does not interfere with Chubais reforms".
However, in a relatively short period of work in the government of VP Polevanov managed to halt the forced bit thoughtless privatization "Chubais". In particular, privatization was canceled Sakhalin fleet zavozyaschego loads to the North, suspended trading in shares of aluminum smelters. However, perhaps the most important outcome of the work of Vladimir Polevanov as head of the State Property Committee was that the first time the general public had documentary evidence of egregious violations in the sphere of privatization and reform of the criminal nature of the "Gaidar-Chubais."
After Polevanov withdrew from the government, he became deputy chief of RF President Control. But here he was "not to the court." July 29, 1995 in connection with attempts to change the course of economic reforms for more effective and socially oriented, he was dismissed from his post.
In April 1995, Vladimir Polevanov organized and was elected chairman of the All-Russian political movement "New Russia". In August of that year, organized and was elected leader of the electoral bloc "For the Motherland". The block includes the movement of "New Russia" People`s Patriotic Party, the Russian Union of Afghan Veterans. The second number in the block list, was the commander of Russian Airborne Troops Colonel-General Podkolzin, number three - Black Sea Fleet Commander Admiral Baltin. However, the elections to the State Duma of the unit is not able to overcome the 5 percent barrier.
In February 1996, Vladimir Polevanov returned to his professional activities. He organized and led the mining company "Apsakan" in July of the same year he became vice-president of the National Fund "Strategic resources of Russia", the head of the investment program of "Gold of Russia", and now is still chairman of the consortium "Golden Bridge", which brings together a number of Russian and foreign companies for joint exploration and development of gold-rich potential of Siberia and the Far East. Geography of the consortium activity goes far beyond Russia. The portfolio of the "Golden Bridge" is, projects involving the development of new areas of gold abroad, particularly in Mali, Zimbabwe, Australia.
VP Polevanov - doctor of geological-mineralogical sciences, the author of over 50 scientific papers and monographs on geology and metallogeny of gold deposits of the USSR and the world. He was elected a member of the Russian Engineering Academy, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, the president of the geological department of the International Academy of Informatization, an adviser to the Minister of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation.
In 1995, the Russian Biographical Institute "Rubin" together with the newspaper "Who`s Who" awarded him the title of "Man of the Year".
Vladimir Pavlovich enjoys mountain hiking, football, chess. Regularly the last Saturday of February, he met with his friends-kolymchanami. His literary tastes - Jack London, O`Genri, AP Chekhov.
Lives and works in Moscow.