Vladimir Andreyevich Savon (1940-2005) was a Ukrainian Grandmaster (1973). He played in 10 USSR championships and won the 39th USSR Championship in 1971. He was not even an International Master when he won the USSR championship. He won it 1 ½ points ahead of Tal and Smyslov. He took 8th place in the 1973 Petropolis Interzonal tournament. He died at the age of 65.