Leonid Lazarev was born in Moscow in 1937. After winning the second prize in the international competition for young people and students in 1957, he decided to dedicate his life to photography. In 1962, he was considered one of the best photographers in the world in the Photography Year Book, by the international press. Over the years, he worked with leading magazines and newspapers in the former Soviet Union. Today, Leonid Lazarev is still active, preparing the book “Moscow of a Thousand Nationalities”.