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Subbotin, Andrey Pavlovich

SUBBOTIN, ANDREY PAVLOVICH (1852–1906), Russian economist and writer. In 1887 Subbotin made a journey to the *Pale of Settlement in order to determine the economic condition of the Jews. His findings first appeared in the Ekonomicheskiy Zhurnal in 1887, and in 1888 and 1890 were published separately as V cherte yevreyskoy osedlosti. In this work Subbotin described the life of the Jewish working people, giving statistical information on their commerce, handicraft, and industry. His study was considered one of the first serious efforts to describe the economic situation of the Jews of the area.

Subbotin also participated in the plans of the *Jewish Colonization Association (ICA) for a study of the Jews in Russia. In his work, Yevreyskiy vopros v yego pravilnom osveshchenii ("The Jewish Problem in its True Light," 1910; also in Yevreyskaya Biblioteka, 10 (1903), 63–123), he presented the main features of Ivan S. *Bliokh's writings on the situation of the Jews in Russia. Thus the important results of Bliokh's work were preserved when the bulk of Bliokh's writings were destroyed by fire during printing.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

S. Ginzburg, Historishe Verk, 2 (1946), 213.