Sobolev Andrey (1878‒1957) – priest, folklorist.

He graduated from the Moscow Spiritual Academy; among his supervisors was Father Pavel Florensky.

His main research on the theme of folk religious ideas was ‘The Afterworld According the Old Russian Concepts’ (1913); and it still keeps its significance. As sources of his works, S. used chronicles, Bylinas, archeological, ethnographical, and folklore materials.