Andreev Nikolay (1892–1942) – specialist in folklore and literature. In 1918, he graduated from the Historical and Philological Faculty of the Kazan’ University. At the same period, he taught at the Kazan’ Teachers-Training Institute, and at the Moslem Teachers-Training Courses. From 1922 till the end of his life, he worked at the Leningrad Herzen Teachers-Training Institute, at the Chair of Russian Literature (Philological Faculty). A. was a member of the Folklore Commission of the Ac. of Sc. of the U.S.S.R.; since late 1920-s, he has participated in the work of the Folktales Commission of the Ethnographic Department of the Russian Geographical Society; and since 1930-s, he has got a position of the Head of the Folklore Group at the State Institute of Speaking Culture. A. put a special attention to studying of fairy-tales and legends, offered to build a general catalogue of fairy-tales plots. He insisted at the creating summarizing research on the general folklore history.