On October 26, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov had an audience with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Slovenia Doku Zavgayev.

The meeting took place in the Embassy building in Ljubljana. FIDE President spoke about the development of the Chess in Schools project, plans for reforming the chess movement, preparations for a number of major tournaments and also described the current political situation in the world.

On October 7, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov attended the Russian Energy Week International Forum, which was joined by representatives of major companies from many countries.

On the sidelines of the forum, FIDE president met with Zimbabwe's Energy Development Minister Dr Samuel Undenge, who arrived in the Russian capital on a working visit. The parties discussed issues of economic cooperation.

On October 6, the 4th International Forum of MGIMO Alumni was held in the Palace of Independence in Astana.

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and other officials, who came from different countries, took part in the event.

On October 5, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) to participate in the 4th International Forum of MGIMO graduates, which will open today.

During the visit, FIDE President met with Chairman of the Senate of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov and adviser-envoy of the Russian Embassy in Kazakhstan, his fellow student Alexander Musienko.

On October 2 in Moscow, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov held talks with the Minister of Education of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Vladimir Egorov, discussing introduction of chess in the curriculum of general educational institutions.

Following the meeting, a regional roadmap for "Chess in schools" project was adopted. After the official part, FIDE president and the Yakut minister played a friendly game of chess.

On September 14, in Moscow, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with head of Yakutia Yegor Borisov discussing issues of bilateral cooperation including the expansion of "Chess in schools" programme.

Also, the FIDE President presented training and methodological kit for 1-4 grades of primary school published by "Prosveshcheniye" holding. It includes a textbook of chess, a workbook and a manual for the teacher.

On September 12, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov held talks with Deputy Speaker of the State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia J.Yadamsuren. The parties discussed various business issues including the development of chess in this Central Asian country.

After the official part, the friendly meeting, which began in the Moscow office of FIDE, continued outdoors -- in one of the picturesque places of the Moscow region.

On September, 2 Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who arrived in Tbilisi on a working visit, met with the chairman of the political party "Georgian Idea" Levan Chachua with whom FIDE President had long-standing friendly and partnership relations.

Also, head of FIDE spoke warmly with prominent Georgian scientists, activists and ordinary members of the party, after which he took a souvenir photo with them.

On August 30, a working meeting between Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov was held in Moscow.

The parties discussed aspects of cooperation in the development and popularization of chess. It includes the introduction of chess programme in subordinate educational establishments, the attraction of foreign students to the training of chess in Russian universities and other initiatives.

Dear Alexey Gennadievich! Let me sincerely congratulate you on your birthday!

The power of the country has always depended not so much on its economic and military potential but on loyal to the Fatherland statesmen, who are working for its interests and for the benefit of citizens. No one can doubt the great future of our country and the prosperity of its people as long as there are people like you in the Russian government.

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