Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseevich

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Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseevich


Born Jan. 11 (23), 1886, in Mogilev. Soviet scientist in the field of structural mechanics. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1946); Hero of Socialist Labor (1966). Engineer major general (1943).

Rabinovich graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical School in 1918. He became a professor at the Military Engineering Academy in 1932 and at the V. V. Kuibyshev Moscow Construction Engineering Institute in 1933.

Rabinovich’s main works are on the development of a kinematic method in structural mechanics, the creation of efficient methods of design for complex statically indeterminate systems, the formulation of a theory for cable girders, and the study of structural deflections, mainly the effect of dynamic loads on bridge spans and other structures. Rabinovich has also devised academic courses dealing with the structural mechanics of rod systems. He has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, five other orders, and various medals.


K teorii staticheski neopredelimykh ferm. Moscow, 1933.
Metody rascheta ram, parts 1–3. Moscow, 1934–37.
Raschet sooruzhenii na impul’sivnye vozdeistviia. Moscow, 1970.
Voprosy teorii staticheskogo rascheta sooruzhenii s odnostoronnimi sviaziami. Moscow, 1975.

Rabinovich, Isaak Moiseevich


Born Feb. 27 (Mar. 11), 1894, in Kiev; died Oct. 4, 1961, in Moscow. Soviet stage designer. Honored Art Worker of the RSFSR (1936).

Rabinovich studied at the Kiev Art School between 1906 and 1912 and at the studio of A. A. Murashko from 1912 to 1915. His stage sets were brilliantly effective, combining conventional architectural, three-dimensional scenery with impressive, highly decorative paintings. He also designed film sets and produced works of monumental and decorative designing art.

Rabinovich designed stage sets for Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna (1919, former Solovtsov Theater, Kiev), Goldfaden’s The Witch (1922, Jewish Kamernyi Teatr), Aristophanes’ Lysistrata (1923, Music Studio of the Moscow Art Theater), Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (1933, Bolshoi Theater), and Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1958, Vakhtangov Theater). All were performed in Moscow. In collaboration with others, he designed the film sets for Aelita (1924) and The Case of the Three Million (1926; both directed by Ia. Protazanov). Rabinovich also designed the mosaic panel Glory to the Soviet Army (1947, Bauman station of the Moscow subway). He received the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


Syrkina, F. Ia. I. Rabinovich. [Moscow, 1972.]
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