Head of FIDE congratulates veterans on Victory Day

Dear veterans and workers in the rear! Please accept my warmest and most heartfelt congratulations on our most sacred holiday — Victory Day!

Today is a great holiday for our people and the entire Russian land. We are celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the victory over fascist Germany. Despite the fact that this significant day goes farther back in the years, it has a huge historical significance for our country.

There are so few people left, whom we can personally thank for this feat today. I am sure that all future generations will forever cherish the memory of the great victory in their hearts just like us.
Dear veterans! Your immortal feat will always live in the memory of mankind as an example of valour and fearlessness. Let there never be a gloomy cloud in the sky and a terrible whistle of bullets in the air, let every day of our peaceful life give us all true happiness, joy and cheerful smiles.
Low bow to you!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov