The World Chess Championship ended in Khanty-Mansiysk recently. Russia men's national team won silver and was defeated by women’s, which became the winner for the first time in history.

For a long time, FIDE hatched the idea of gathering strongest chess players under the flags of their countries. Despite the chaos of the 1990s and a sharp decline in interest in chess, the Russian team was still quite competitive.

In the near future, students of higher educational institutions of the Ministry of Defence of Russia and Rosgvardiya will start studying a new discipline — special chess lessons will appear in curriculum.

As FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told Izvestia newspaper, this will happen within the framework of the “One billion chess players” project.

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.

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.

The People's Poet of Kalmykia. The Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR (1976).

The Hero of Socialist Labour (1990). The author of many poems, among which are "Moabit Prisoner", "Rebel of Reason", philosophical lyrics "Life and Reflections", collections of poems "I'm Your Peer", "Beautiful April" and others.
When they talk about the poetry of David Kugultinov, usually the first epithet is "philosophical". He did not argue with that. "It is philosophical," he nodded seriously with his big head, "since my childhood I've been a great philosopher. I even began to study Marx's Capital straight from the second volume."

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov brought the project "Chess in Schools" to Tula. He suggested teaching children to play chess starting from the first grade.

"Chess induce people to think first and then do. If all the officials were playing chess, they would have made much less errors in their work," said the president of FIDE. "This is the most affordable sport that does not require major investments. There is no need to build stadiums and buy athletes to develop it. Chess boards and pieces are enough."

It is quite possible that chess will be taught in elementary schools of Russia. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has asked the Minister of Education to support an initiative on the introduction of chess into the curriculum of grades 1 to 4.

Earlier a similar request was made by the member of the Russian Federation Council Vadim Tyulpanov, who suggested replacing one of the physical education lessons by chess. According to the initiators of innovation, chess as a compulsory discipline will improve the overall level of education.

On February 7, one of the leaders of the Democratic minority in the House of Representatives of the US Congress – 78 years old Maxine Waters – got so inflamed while making a diatribe against the President so that she accused Donald Trump of "wrapping his arms around Putin as Russia continues advance into Korea."

This slip of the tongue is shocking not only because Waters mixed Korea, Syria, and, apparently, the Crimea, but due to the fact that neither herself nor the audience were bothered by such an error. In fact, over the last hundred years (and maybe more), owing to the efforts of propagandists, Americans are totally brainwashed: the only right point of view is the one that was approved by authorities. All the rest are details, which should not bother a layman.

The Chess Championship was held in Chisinau in late January. Such events rarely reach the tops in the news rankings. However, this time it was different.

The point is that the President of Moldova Igor Dodon, who came in authority just a month ago, has been the President of the Moldova Chess Federation for five years. As the head of Republic, he immediately showed an extremely high activity and continuously stimulated both the local and international communities. And therefore his "profile" organisation has also received considerable attention.

The struggle between Garry Kasparov and FIDE President Florencio Campomanes culminated In 1993. As a result, the World Championship match between the Russian grandmaster and British Nigel Short was held under the auspices of the Professional Chess Association created by Kasparov.

The FIDE, objecting to such outcome, announced the stripping the Kasparov's title and held a match between Anatoly Karpov and Dutchman Jan Timman, in which the Russian excelled. Thus, there were two champions in two versions in the chess world.

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