Vladimirsky-Budanov, Mikhail [Владимирский-Буданов, Михаил; Vladimirskij-Budanov], b 15 May 1838 in Borozdino, Tula gubernia, d 7 April 1916 in Kyiv. Russian historian. He studied at Kyiv University (1868) and was a professor of the history of Russian law there from 1875. He was also editor in chief for the Kyiv Archeographic Commission (from 1882) and head of the Historical Society of Nestor the Chronicler (from 1887). Among his important works are Nemetskoe pravo v Litve i Pol'she (German Law in Lithuania and Poland, 1868; repr in Ukrainian translation in the series Ruska istorychna biblioteka [Ruthenian Historical Library], vols 23–4), Ocherki iz istorii litovsko-russkogo prava (Essays in the History of Lithuanian-Ruthenian Law, 1882), Istoriia universiteta sv. Vladimira (A History of Saint Vladimir [Kyiv] University, 1884), and the major study Obzor istorii russkogo prava (A Survey of the History of Russian Law, 1886; 6th rev edn 1909). He also compiled an anthology in the history of Russian law (3 vols, 1872–5), which served as the basic source book in its field until the 1950s.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]