The participant of the first through navigation of 1914-1915 Vladivostok — Arkhangelsk across the Arctic Ocean on the ships “Taimyr” and “Vaigach”. Honorary polar explorer. Before setting foot on the professional stage, Vladimir Ratomsky participated in amateur performances. Since 1918 - actor theaters of Arkhangelsk, Novorossiysk, Irkutsk, Tula, Krasnoyarsk, Sverdlovsk and other cities. In the years 1937-1962 - actor TsTKA. In the cinema since 1950. Also participated in the dubbing of cartoons.