Here is what the Russian language Chess Dictionary (Moscow, 1964) had to say about Bobrov:
<BOBROV, <PAVEL PAVLOVICH <(1862-1911)>>>,
Russian chess community statesman, journalist and composer.
Connected with Bobrov's name is the publication of the magazine <Chess Insight>, published at intervals between 1891-1910.
Bobrov was the editor of chess columns in many Moscow newspapers and magazines.
He played a key role in publishing the chess column in <Raduga <(Rainbow)>> magazine, where from 1882 to ceasing of publication in 1897 were published the original chess problems of Russian authors.
In this same chess section was organized the first contest of two-move problems, the judge of which was Bobrov himself.