Russian Biographical Dictionary

The Russian Biographical Dictionary (RBD; Russian: Русский биографический словарь) is a Russian-language biographical dictionary published by the Russian Historian Society edited by a collective with Alexander Polovtsov as the editor-in-chief. The dictionary was published in 25 volumes from 1896 to 1918 and considered one of the most comprehensive Russian biographical sources for the 19th and early 20th century period.

Portrait of A. A. Polovtsov by Boris Kustodiev

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