Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day!

I heartily congratulate on the Defender of the Fatherland Day warriors of the army and navy, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, members of law enforcement agencies - all those who are ready to instantaneously safeguard our great Motherland from any external attacks. With particular pleasure I congratulate the officers and soldiers who served and serve in the unit 52923 of the North Caucasus Military District, where I have served.

I wish all, who worthily fulfills their military duty today, to honestly and faithfully serve Russia and success in their hard work. I wish good health, well-being, happiness and peace to veterans. Congratulations!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov