Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: This conflict does not contribute to the festive atmosphere of the event

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was present at the Moscow Rapid Chess Championship held on 2 September, 2012. One of the contestants, Vasily Papin, who wrote an open letter to Ali Nihat Yazici a few days ago, talked with FIDE president about the scandalous situation at the Istanbul Olympics with a denial of accreditation to Chess-News chief editor Yevgeny Surov.

Papin informed about the outcome of their talks on rostovchess.ru website. Ilyumzhinov confirmed that he was aware of this conflict, "which does not contribute to the festive atmosphere of the event." In this regard, FIDE president requested the Olympics organizing committee to accredit Surov. “Any decision made will be the decision of the organizing committee.”


Recall that the head of the organizing committee is Ali Nihat Yazici is the initiator of all those unlawful and unreasonable moves against Yevgeny Surov. In particular, the journalist tells about Yazici’s last decision of in his article “Everything is good.”

Ilyumzhinov also said that he had instructed FIDE First Vice President Georgios Makropoulos to form a commission with the participation of journalists from many countries. This very commission will be responsible for accreditation of journalists regardless of the organizing committee of the host country at chess Olympiads and other major competitions held under the auspices of FIDE.