Russian Chess Federation endorses Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for FIDE President

Message by Arkady Dvorkovich and the Russian Chess Federation

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov square

Russian Chess Federation endorses Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for candidate for FIDE President. The news was announced on Wednesday by Arkady Dvorkovich.

The elections for FIDE President will be held in September during the Chess Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk. Ilyumzhinov is current President of FIDE and he holds this post since 1995. The letter with the decision of the Russian Chess Federation will be sent in the next hours to FIDE. The decision was taken after series of consultations with board members of the Russian Chess Federation.

Dvorkovich expressed the wish that Anatoly Karpov will continue working with the Russian Chess Federation, despite the fact that Ilyumzhinov was the endorsed candidate for FIDE President.

Information via, from RIA Novosti.