Vassily Ivanchuk: "I see no alternative to Ilyumzhinov"

- What is your opinion about the work of FIDE leaders?

If you mean Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, he has done a lot for chess, his input was very positive. I believe he occupies the right post. I do not see the real alternative to him. Of course, one cannot say that everything is perfect. But in general, in my opinion, he is good at his job.

-If the president of FIDE was Vassily Ivanchuk, what would he do as compared to its current leader?
Vassily Ivanchuk would never aim to be the FIDE President, knowing that it is absolutely not his business. It's the same as if I was invited to sing at the opera house or dance some ballet. I think I would be wise enough to refuse.