Dubrovin, Aleksandr Ivanovich
Born 1855; died 1918. One of the founders and, until 1910, the chairman of the chief council of the monarchist Black Hundreds organization, the Union of the Russian People. Dubrovin, a physician by profession, was the editor of the Black Hundreds press organ, Russkoe znamia.
Dubrovin organized pogroms against the Jews during the Revolution of 1905-07 and in the following years. He played a leading role in the Beilis case, in the baiting of representatives of non-Russian nationalities, and in the murders of progressive revolutionary workers and activists of the democratically minded intelligentsia. After the split of the Union of the Russian People in 1910, Dubrovin continued to lead a faction of the organization. He greeted the Great October Socialist Revolution with hostility and was shot for anti-Soviet activity in the fall of 1918.