03.06.2017

Ilyumzhinov speaks at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum

On June 2, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part in a business breakfast at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2017, where he delivered a presentation on "Long-term effects of contribution in education in the regions."

Then President of FIDE discussed with the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Olga Vasilyeva the introduction of chess lessons in the curriculum of Russian schools, for the time being, on an optional basis.

After a constructive conversation, Ilyumzhinov presented Vasilyeva with a chess set with the autograph of the current World Blitz Champion Sergei Karyakin and a training chess set.
"I am very glad that the country's leadership supports the introduction of chess in school curriculum. I want to thank the leadership of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum for having invited the international and all-Russian chess federations," Ilyumzhinov said.
Head of FIDE also met with the vice-president, member of the board and board of directors of AvtoVAZ Eduard Vaino.
Further, Kirsan Nikolayevich attended the signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between FIDE and "Prosveshcheniye" publishing holding on the implementation of the "Chess in Schools" programme.
After the end of the official part, Ilyumzhinov answered reporter's questions and proceed to watch chess games of Sergei Karyakin, who played with the head of "Prosveshcheniye" holding Vladimir Uzun and Moldovan President Igor Dodon.

 


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