|Full name||Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov|
|Born||March 17, 1935|
Viktor Savelievich Zheliandinov (17 March 1935) a Soviet-Ukrainian Chess player, International Master and coach. He was awarded the Master title in 1962. He was a Soviet Army Champion in 1966. Zheliandinov won Belarus championships in 1970.
There are many international grandmasters and masters among Zheliandinov's apprentices. Among his students are such famous chess players as grandmasters Vassily Ivanchuk, Marta Litinskaya-Shul, Mateusz Bartel and Vitali Golod. Viktor Zheliandinov assisted the rise of former world champion Anatoly Karpov.