Today, on September 20, TV channel "Russia-1" will air Andrei Malakhov talk show "Live".

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will be the guest of well-known TV host. The famous healer from Iran Babak Jafaripur, with whom Ilyumzhinov have friendly relations, will participate in the programme, which will start at 18:00 Moscow time.

Dear Mr. Ramirez Barajas (Honorary Vice-President of FIDE, Ed.), dear Mexican chess friends,

I was shocked by the news of the terrible earthquake in Mexico City.
On this day of sorrow and grief, my heart is with the injured and the families of those who passed away.

I pray the people of Mexico to be strong in this tragic moment and send them my deepest sympathies.

On September 18, in his Moscow office, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov received the well-known Buddhist teacher Kundeling Rinpoche, who arrived in the Russian capital for the opening ceremony of the Enlightenment Stupa in Otradnoye.

During a warm meeting, Kundeling Rinpoche told of his recent pastoral visit to Kalmykia and expressed admiration for the magnificent Buddhist temples that Ilyumzhinov built.

On September 15, in Syktyvkar (the Republic of Komi), the chess tournament between orphans and elderly people ended. It was designed to help bring together lonely citizens of different generations, who share the common interests.

"We need each other" tournament was held on the premises of the Tentyukov residential home for the elderly and disabled with the support of FIDE. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent a greeting letter to the participants of the competition.

On September 11, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made a short visit to Lausanne. While there, he visited the International House of Sports, where headquarters of many world sports federations are located.

Also, FIDE President visited the famous Olympic Museum, which hosted the Karpov-Anand chess match in January 1998, and was photographed against the backdrop of city attractions.

On September 6, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov paid a private visit to the city of Limassol (Republic of Cyprus) after receiving an invitation to the wedding of his friend's daughter.

Incidentally, at the wedding celebration, the guest of honour from Russia took a souvenir proto with the well-known Ukrainian television and radio presenter Vladimir Ostapchuk, who held the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev last spring.

I sincerely congratulate all the faithful Muslims of Russia and from all over the world as well as their families, relatives and family members on the blessed holiday of Kurban Bayram!

This bright holiday ends with Hajj -- a pilgrimage to Islamic shrines. It recalls that the traditions of Islam, like other world religions, are based on the eternal values ​​of good, justice, mercy and concern for the neighbour regardless of nationality and religion.

On Wednesday, August 30, TASS press centre will host a press conference dedicated to the World Chess Cup, which starts on September 2. The president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will tell about the main tournament of the year, its organization, participants and significance for world chess.
Accreditation: +7 (499) 791-03-87, +7 (926) 608-08-16. Address: Moscow, Tverskoy Boulevard, building 2, 2nd floor.

On August 25, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov flew to the capital of Qatar on his way back from South Africa, where he visited Botswana, Zimbabwe and the Republic of South Africa. There, he held a series of business meetings with longtime business partners.

Also, during his second (within a month) Qatar visit, FIDE President met with his friend from Rostov-on-Don -- a prominent businessman Oleg Lepa, who works and lives in Doha.

On August 23-24, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov made a working visit to the Republic of South Africa. He visited Kara Chess Academy in Pretoria and met with representatives of the business community of the country.

Later, FIDE President held talks with head of the African Chess Confederation Lewis Nkube and the functionary of the South African Chess Federation Shanks Naidu, discussing plans for further cooperation.

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