As we already reported, the closing ceremony of the Rosgvardia Chess Championship took place on March 22. FIDE President warmly welcomed the participants and the winners of the championship. The readers of our site may see new photos of the event at the bottom of this page. The Rosgvardia press service kindly shared these with our website.
The chairman of Rosgvardia’s sports committee Colonel Vladimir Malofeev handed the letter of gratitude, signed by Rosgvardia’s commander-in-chief Viktor Zolotov, to the President of FIDE.
It was mentioned in the letter that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov assisted in the fulfillment of Rosgvardia’s tasks.
As you can see from the photo essay, the National Guard of Russia pays much attention to chess. Comprehension of the ancient game became one of the most important tasks for guardsmen.