Ilyumzhinov congratulates compatriots on Russia Day

Dear friends! I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the Day of Restoration of Independence of Sovereign Russia. This holiday unites us all by sincere and selfless love to the Motherland.

Today, the Russian Federation is a state that steadily defends its interests in foreign and domestic policies. Day of Russia has become our common cause for pride as a symbol of patriotism, accord and solidarity.

People of different generations and nationalities celebrate the Day of June 12. We are proud of the glorious history of our Fatherland and its great cultural and spiritual heritage. We love Russia and will do everything in our power in the name of its prosperity.
I wish you all good health, luck, peace and prosperity!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov