Ilyumzhinov is thankful for congratulations

As it was already reported, hundreds of congratulations were received from famous scientists, politicians, religious figures and journalists in connection with the anniversary of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Kirsan Nikolaevich expressed sincere gratitude for all the good wishes. He also thanked all for the high evaluation of his activity as FIDE President and assured that he would do his best to popularize chess and promote the ancient game.

In particular, Ilyumzhinov said: "Thank you very much for your kind words and the vivid congratulations on my birthday. In response, I want to wish you the same but twice as much. Let everyone share deep love, strong faith and bright hope.