Konstantin Konstantinovich Arsenev
Arsen’ev, Konstantin Konstantinovich
Born Jan. 24 (Feb. 5), 1837, in St. Petersburg; died there on March 22, 1919. Russian liberal journalist, literary critic, public figure, and honorary academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1900). Son of K. I. Arsen’ev.
Beginning in 1866, Arsen’ev collaborated on the Vestnik Evropy (Messenger of Europe), and in 1909 he became the editor-in-chief of this journal. From 1891 he was one of the chief editors of the Encyclopedic Dictionary of F. A. Brock-haus and I. A. Efron; in 1911 he became chief editor of the New Encyclopedic Dictionary. From 1906 to 1907 he was one of the leaders of the Party of Democratic Reforms. His most important works are Judicial Examination: A collection of Practical Remarks (1871), Remarks about the Russian Bar (1875), Critical Sketches on Russian Literature (vols. 1–2, 1888), Freedom of Speech and Religious Toleration: A Collection of Articles (1905), Saltykov-Shchedrin (1906), and Within a Quarter Century (1871–94): A Collection of Articles (1915).