Ilyumzhinov Congratulates the Continental President of FIDE Jorge Vega

Dear Mr. Vega!

Please let me to express my most sincere congratulations on your 80th anniversary!

As a contemporary of the great era in the politics and chess, you embody its best qualities that are a very rare quality among people of the modern generation.


You have always shown the unselfish dedication and courageous willingness to fight for what you believe in. Your strong and charismatic personality gained the unquestioned authority in the chess community of America and all the world of chess.

Your great contribution to FIDE and the chess world is truly priceless and unforgettable. Please accept my sincere wishes for the good health, new achievements, and many happy returns of this joyful day! Let your soul always remain the unchanged young, penetrating and sharp as ever.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov,

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)