Viktor KOVDA, USSR Pedologist. Professor; corresponding member, USSR Academy of Science, since 1953; associate, Soil Research Institute, USSR Academy of Science, since 1931; Professor, Moscow University, since 1953; Honoured Worker of Science of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic since 1943. Stalin Prize, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1927.
KOVDA, Viktor was born in 1904.
1927 graduated Kuban Agriculture Institute, Krasnodar.
Director,Department of Natural Science, UNESCO Secretariat. 1959 member, Soviet delegation at International Symposium on Problems of Desert Zones, Teheran. Member, Editor Board, journal “Pochvovedenie” (Pedology).
Main research on: soils of southern USSR. Solonetz and solonchak soils and soils of irrigated areas. Problems of solonetz and solonchak soils and principles of their improvement.
1939-1941 Professor, Moscow University. 1943-1948 at Moscow Institute of Hydraulic Reclamation. 1941-1942 Director, Institute of Botany and Pedology, Uzbek Branch, USSR Academy of Science.