Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will challenge the decision of the FIDE Ethics Commission. In his opinion, this case is a political order of the United States. In an interview with Tsargrad TV he said that on 24 November 2015, he was included in the US Treasury sanction list, which was the reason for the subsequent attacks against him.

"I said that the federation unites 188 countries, and it will be illegal if every ministry removes anyone from office. There is a rule of law, and if a person is not in prison or a mental hospital he can occupy any post, "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stressed.

The most talked about event among chess players is the announcement of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who is withdrawing his candidacy for the FIDE presidential electionsto be held this autumn. We would rather not to raise this issue once again but itturned out to beimpossible. Media brings more news every day. Bloggers also write about it. Here is an example. We reprint one particular blog very close to the original text with only a few abbreviations.

The President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that the children's performance grew by 40% due to the introduction of chess into the educational programme in Kalmykia.

Chess lessons as a part of the Chess in Schools programme will help the student to go beyond the framework of the general educational process, reveal his creative and intellectual potential, and also contribute to the overall harmonious development of the individual.

The 14th Dalai Lama, during the spiritual teachings for Buddhists from Russia and the Baltic countries that took place in Riga on 16-18 June, said that happiness to any person is not the fulfillment of desires but the "peace of mind", which will be achieved by compassion and altruism.

"A person brought up in a materialistic value system will want more and more. Unrestrained desires destroy both humankind and the environment, and this does not bring happiness to anyone. Happiness comes when the mind is calm and when there is peace in the soul. Therefore, it is so important to train your mind," the great Teacher said.

It is believed that the game of chess entered the West in two ways: first, probably not before the middle of the tenth century by the Mediterranean route through the Arab countries, and Spain (where they are first mentioned in the Catalan text), Sicily and Southern Italy.

Thus, from the very beginning, the Black and Red pieces fought in the Indian and Arab game versions. In the West they were already playing with white (or gilded) and red pieces that, since the 13th century, under the influence of religion and Aristotle's theory about two colours, the two abovementioned colour systems gave way to white and black.

Every year, more and more chess players of the world and even more historians and archeologists become interested in the history of the chess origin. According to the classical canons, it was believed that chess was originated in India about at least 1,500 years ago.

It was believed that chess invented in India in the V - VI century and spread almost all over the world becoming an integral part of human culture. Even the Uzbek scholar Abu Rayhan al-Biruni in his treatise "Hindustan" mentions an ancient legend attributing the creation of chess to a certain Brahmin.

The International Chess Federation (FIDE) can open up an account with Bank of America. Earlier, Swiss bank UBS, which was previously cooperating with the federation, closed FIDE account.

"I gave FIDE Treasurer a list of several banks to open up accounts with, including Bank of America. I wrote them letters, and they are open for cooperation. There are many large Russian banks that are willing to hold our accounts," Ilyumzhinov said.

On 8 May, in an interview to the National News Service, the president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said that chess lessons not only increase life expectancy but also help to ensure healthy old age.

"As the president of FIDE, I would like to say that chess has a beneficial effect on the psyche and on the moral and physical state of a person. People aged 50 and over are strongly encouraged to play chess or at least practice it for half an hour. Chess is the only way to prevent aging memory loss. Chess is used in the hospitals of Britain and America.

Passions in the International Chess Federation (FIDE) do not cease. No sooner had the president of the organization Kirsan Ilyumzhinov won a court against the Reuters and forced the Washington Times to apologize as there was a new informational throw-in in the media.

This time the media, referring to the Financial Times, reported that UBS, after many years of cooperation with FIDE, allegedly severed all relations with the federation. The argument that has already become traditional, namely that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been included in the US sanctions list since 2015, is used as a reason.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expressed the hope that former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will retain the post of President of the Armenian Chess Federation despite recent events.

The day before, against the backdrop of large-scale protests, twice elected president of Armenia Sargsyan resigned as prime minister of the country. Sargsyan also headed the Armenian Chess Federation.

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