(died September 23, 1982) was a Soviet mathematician who founded the short-lived Jewish People's University (1978–1983) in Moscow. Szpiro, G. (2007) Bella Abramovna Subbotovskaya and the Jewish People's University, NAMS 54(10), 1326–1330. Zelevinsky, A. (2005) "Remembering Bella Abramovna" in You Failed Your Math Test Comrade Einstein (M. Shifman, ed.), World Scientific, 191–195. The school's purpose was to offer free education to those affected by structured anti-Semitism within the Soviet educational system. Its existence was outside Soviet authority and it was investigated by the KGB. Abramovna herself was interrogated a number of times by the KGB and died shortly thereafter in what has been speculated as a KGB hit.
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