On November 23, head of FIDE met with the 17th President of South Korea Lee Myung-bac. A meeting of old friends took place in Korean ex-president office called "Morning freshness". A wide range of foreign policy issues of mutual interest was discussed. Lee Myung-bac expressed a desire to learn how to play chess and make this sport popular in his country.
On the same day, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Seoul Cyber University. This unique educational institution has 23 departments and 15 thousand enrolled students. The owner, the son of the university's founders Li Se Woon is a well-known philanthropist and connoisseur of Russian art. The university has long established close ties with Russian universities -- the Moscow Conservatory, Gnessin State Musical College, St. Petersburg State University, etc.
On several hectares of land there are two academic buildings, a cultural centre, baseball stadium, secondary and high schools -- where 1500 boys are trained -- and many monuments, including the recently erected monument to Tchaikovsky.
President of university council Lee Eun-joo also joined the meeting at the University. She showed President of FIDE the most interesting exhibits of the local museum and later boldly fought with him at the chessboard. Friendly duel ended in a draw.