Russian jurist and editor; born at Ponjewezh, government of Kovno, Oct. 27, 1858; a descendant of the family of Joel Sirkes . He studied law at the University of St. Petersburg, and is at present (1905) practising his profession at the St. Petersburg bar. He was associate editor of the "Regesty i Nadpisi" (documents relating to the history of the Jews in Russia), published by the Society for the Promotion of Culture Among the Russian Jews in 1899; since that time he has been editor of the "Voskhod." Syrkin is the author of a book on art, entitled "Plasticheskol Iskusstvo" (St. Petersburg, 1900).

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