Shein, Pavel Vasil’evich
Born 1826 in Mogilev; died Aug. 14 (27), 1900, in Riga. Russian and Byelorussian folklorist and ethnologist.
Shein began collecting folklore materials in the mid-1850’s. His works, which are well organized and contain a wealth of material, include the collections Russian Folk Songs (1870), Byelorussian Folk Songs (1874), Materials for the Study of the Life and Language of the Russian Population of Northwestern Krai (vols. 1–3, 1887–1902), and Great Russia in Its Songs, Ceremonies, Customs, Beliefs, Stories, and Legends (vol. 1, fases. 1–2, 1898–1900).