Lev Chernyi (pseudonyms: Лев Чёрный and Лев Чёрный) was born in Moscow on February 16, 1878. He held Russian nationality and was a citizen of both the Russian Empire and the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. Chernyi was an influential person who worked in diverse fields such as politics, journalism, and writing. He also contributed as a poet, philosopher, and writer.
Chernyi passed away in Moscow on September 27, 1921.