[From website www.rose.violet-lady.ru:] Vera Nikolaevna and her husband were sent in 1949 to work in the Nikita Botanical garden in Yalta. The rose collection there which was largely destroyed during World War II, was rebuilt 1955 with 150 varieties bought from Sangerhausen.
[From Wild- und Gartenrosen"
, by S. G. Saakov, 1976, p. 60-61:] Since 1955 Klimenko is successful [in rose breeding]. As source material the varieties 'Kordes Sondermeldung', 'Crimson Glory', 'Gloria Dei', 'Kirsten Poulsen' were used. Klimenko received as a result of many variety crosses and several species crosses 50 of the best seedlings for further investigation. The main task was in breeding a variety resistant to fungal diseases, with blooms that are resistant to paling in Crimea, and suitable for cutting and decorative uses in greenery, satisfactory in form of the buds, the Blooms, as well as colour, blooming period, etc. Currently 12 varieties such as 'Klimentina', 'Ogni Jalti', 'Krasnaja Moskwa' and others are distributed in nursery in Crimea and other regions of the Soviet Union. ..The Rosarium has a collection of 1800 sorts.
[From Summary of Rose Breeding (1824 - 2010) in the Nikita Botanical Gardens
, by Z. K. Klimenko, 2011, p. 50:] Extensive breeding studies with garden roses in parallel with the introduction of modern varities were undertaken at the Nikita Botanical Gardens by Vera Nikolaevna Klimenko and continues today with Z. K. Klimenko and K. I. Zykov. The aim of our research was to create highly decorative, profuse and long-blooming varities with repeating double blooms, highly resistant to fungal diseases (powdery mildew and rust) for the environment of southern Ukraine.