Saturday, August 16, 2014
Russian President Putin congratulates FIDE President
The President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin congratulates Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on his re-election to the post of FIDE President.
Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich!
Let me congratulate you on your re-election to the post of the FIDE President.
The election victory was a convincing evidence of the high esteem of your fruitful activity as the President of FIDE, well-deserved reputation in the global chess community. Largely thanks to you and your energy, competence, good knowledge of what you are doing - FIDE increases its uniting potential, makes a serious contribution to the organization of major tournaments and Championships, does much to the popularization of chess in our country and abroad.
I wish you success and all the best.
President of Russian Federation