Leonid Varsanofyevich Aristov (1919–2009) - Soviet director and cartoon film artist. Born on April 12, 1919 in the village of Karpunha, Nizhny Novgorod Province, grew up in Rostov-on-Don. In 1939 he entered the art department of VGIK, studied for a short time and was drafted into the Red Army. Having not served before demobilization, he became a participant of the Great Patriotic War  - he got into a separate sapper battalion. I had to finish my studies after demobilization, Aristov graduated from the institute in 1951, receiving a red diploma. Initially he worked as an artist-director, and then as a director on “Soyuzmultfilm” from 1951 to 1971. Since 1968, as an artist, he worked for the Moscow publishing house "Visual Arts" and "Soviet Artist", which produced several editions of a series of postcards with drawings made by him: "Friends of Man" 1972, "Birds" 1968, "Dragonflies" 1987, Butterflies "(7 issues from 1971 to 1983). From 1971 to 1979, he worked as a director at the “Multtelefilm” studio of the creative association “Ekran”. After that he was on a well-deserved rest. Died March 25, 2009 in Moscow.