Kazantzev Alexander Petrovich (02.09.1906)

Kazantzev-Alexander-PetroviRussian chess composer, International Master (1975) and International Arbiter in Chess Compositions (1956). Kazantzev was the vice-president of the Commission for Chess Compositions from 1956 to 1965 and an Engineer by profession.

Since 1926 he has published more than 70 studies and a row of two and three-movers.  He was a participant in five Individual Championships, of which his best result was fourth place in 1948 and 1955, and he won a silver medal at the third FIDE Correspondence tourney.

Kazantzev is also known as a writer of science fiction.