Lev Abramov, born in 1911, was a Russian chess master. He was awarded the International Arbiter title in 1957. He was awarded the title of International Master of Correspondence Chess in 1979. In 1971, he wrote Chess Move by Move. He is the former head of the Sports Committer Chess Department. He was the captain of the USSR team during the USSR vs. Rest of the World match in Belgrade in 1970. He died in 2004 at the age of 92.