By his seventieth birthday, Leonid Utesov was awarded the title of People's Artist - the first of all who worked on the stage. Before that, the whole country had known him for a long time. The stories about Utesov are similar to fiction, and reality is not perceived as true. Utesov is a legend, Utesov is a name that remains in the memory and in the hearts of people. Utesov lived a long life, an era passed under his songs. He sang in his heart when there was not enough voice, and this heart continues to sing.