VOLF-YANKEV MENDLIN (1842-1910s)
He was born in Mohilev (Mogilev), Byelorussia. He later worked as a teacher in Odessa. He was one of the first to write in the Hebrew press on economic questions. He published a collection of articles, entitled Bama nivashea (How to be saved) (St. Petersburg, 1883), 48 pp., concerned with improving the economic standing of Jews in Russia. He also contributed to the Russian Yiddish press and composed a pamphlet in Yiddish entitled Di kvalen zikh zelbst tsu helfen (The sources of self-help) (Odessa, 1894), in which he attempted to campaign among the Jewish population for the idea of cooperative economic institutions.
Source: Zalmen Reyzen, Leksikon, vol. 2.