Ilyumzhinov visits the US Embassy

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told the radio station ‘Sport FM’ that he delivered the documents needed for a visa to the US Embassy.

"I have just left the embassy where I was fingerprinted and passed all required procedures. At the interview I was asked about the purposes of my visit to the USA and I gave them all the answers. They took my documents and passport; however it’s too early to say that I have been granted a visa. They didn’t specify the exact period of time and asked me to wait. Maybe they would need to take an additional interview."

However, they cannot keep the passport for a long time. One can say that my case has moved on: they did not allow me to enter the country before but have decided to take my fingerprints now, which is good," said the President of FIDE.