The President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, said that stability and confidence in having the right to life is the source of happiness of people.

"The major level of happiness is stability and the right to life. Recently, we saw more than 100 armed conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, Libya and explosions in St. Petersburg.

Babak Jafaripur is called a living legend. Thousands of people dream of getting to see him. Babak Jafaripur came to Moscow from Iran. He does not speak Russian at all. Therefore, his assistant and interpreter Reza Norollahi is always next to him. It is not easy to make an appointment with Babak Jafaripur; his days are fully scheduled for months ahead.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov showed him pictures of Vanga. According to Ilyumzhinov, a force similar to that of the Bulgarian clairvoyant is also found in the Iranian healer.

After the opening ceremony of the 4th Vugar Gashimov Memorial, FIDE President answered the reporters' questions.

- Who is the favorite to win the tournament?
This question is always difficult to answer because the level of chess players has grown enormously in recent years. Apart from the World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who does not play in Shamkir, everyone else does. These are the chess players who can solve the toughest problems and have excellent tournament skills.

On April 21, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Noting the high level of organization of the super tournament Shamkir Chess 2017 that was dedicated to the memory of the international GM Vugar Gashimov, the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that the holding such prestigious tournaments represents the Azerbaijan's contribution to the further expansion of international cooperation in sports, which is also important for the development of the regional tourism.

On April 20, the opening ceremony of the Vugar Gashimov Memorial took place at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Shamkir, in which FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part.

"Millions of people from all over the world are watching Shamkir Chess. I would like to wish everyone glorious victories. This tournament is special, it is dedicated to the memory of our friend and all grandmasters should play perfectly to give joy to the chess fans, "Ilyumzhinov said.

Dear Vyacheslav! I wholeheartedly congratulate you on your birthday!

This day is a real holiday for all lovers of Russian hockey. Many, including me, remember how millions of fans called you the captain of the "Red Car". So it was when you defended the colours of the national teams of the USSR and Russia.
It is difficult to list all your merits and regalia. I just want to remind the readers of the site www.kirsan.today that you have been recognized as the best player in Europe three times; the best defender of the world five times and you have been included into the symbolic team of the world seven times.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced that he will participate in the next election of the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). Ilyumzhinov has been heading this organization for more than 20 years.

The next election of the FIDE head will be held at the Congress in Batumi in autumn 2018 and, if successful, Ilyumzhinov will be included in the list of record holders of the term for the head of a large sports federation.

In 1993, the chess world split in two: Kasparov and Short played for the title of the world champion "according to the PCA version" in London, and Karpov and Timman fought for the crown of the champion "according to FIDE version" in Amsterdam.

At that time a dual power arose in the chess kingdom for the first time. After that there was Moscow 1994 – the 31st World Olympiad, where first appeared Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: a sympathetic, lively, full of incredible ideas and having colossal connections, the 32 years old President of the steppe republic, who proposed to hold the 33rd Chess Olympics in Elista.

I cordially congratulate all Orthodox and Catholics on the Bright Resurrection of Christ – the Holy Easter! The Holy Easter strengthens faith in the triumph of peace and justice, symbolizes love, harmony and hope for a better future, encourages the accomplishment of good deeds, unites all with the firm spiritual values and awakens the desire to live in accordance with conscience.

Speaking of the ufological trace in the creation of chess, many experts mention Kirsan Ilyumzhinov – a passionate admirer of the ancient game, who is deeply convinced of its extra-terrestrial origin.

The main argument of FIDE President is the simultaneous appearance of chess in several places of the birth of civilization without visible traces of its migration. However, the 18th century British orientalist William Jones suggested the divine origin of the game.

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