Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon (1937-1996) was a Soviet Grandmaster (1965) who emigrated to Israel in 1973 and won the Israel championship in 1974. He was the first Soviet Grandmaster to emigrate to Israel. He was not a full-time professional chess player and was trained as an electrical engineer who worked for the National Electrical Company. He was the champion of Moscow in 1963, 1964, and 1965. He played in three Soviet championships (1966, 1968, 1970). He won Lone Pine in 1975 and 1979. He was awarded the International Master title in 1963 and the Grandmaster title in 1965.