Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s Birthday

Today, 5 April, is the birthday of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. However, we cannot say that FIDE President will celebrate this momentous day. Most likely, this day for Kirsan Nikolayevich will be the same working day as well as all 365 days a year.

But Ilyumzhinov's friends, people who love and appreciate him, think differently. Congratulatory telegrams and letters began to arrive in the Moscow office of the head of FIDE in advance.
He receives hundreds of congratulations from famous scientists, politicians, religious figures and journalists. Today, we publish shorten extracts from some of them.

"Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! I congratulate you on your birthday. I wish you health, inexhaustible energy, inspiration and success in all your endeavours to develop and popularize chess.

You are widely known for your high business activity and ability to achieve your goals, which, I am sure, will also guarantee the continued successful functioning and growth of the authority of the international federation headed by you. President of the Republic of Tatarstan Minnikhanov".
"Your responsible work in combination with professional competence earned deserved respect. I wish these business qualities, trust and support of colleagues and loyalty of friends become a reliable basis for new achievements. Peace and Good to your relatives! Governor of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug Yugra N.V. Komarova".
"Your life position, outstanding professional and business qualities have earned deserved authority and respect. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you good health and successful implementation of all your plans. Yours faithfully, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation V. Mutko".
"Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! On behalf of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your birthday! You have achieved the highest successes in public service and in public activities due to your organizational talent, professionalism, loyalty and ability to solve any problems.
Your many years of fruitful work as the President of the International Chess Federation promotes the development and popularization of this intellectual sport throughout the world, as well as the strengthening of positions of Russian sports in the international arena.
On your Birthday, please accept my sincere wishes of good health, prosperity and new victories! Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation P. Kolobkov".
"You are a bright politician, an experienced leader, an energetic and versatile person, striving for success in all your endeavours.
Due to your competence, efficiency and care, you make an invaluable contribution to the development and popularization of chess in Russia and all over the world. Let your knowledge, dedication, outstanding business and personal qualities help you further in your work! I wish you good health, happiness, well-being and all the best! Sincerely yours, Tula region Governor A. Dumin".
"Please accept my warmest and most sincere congratulations on your birthday! With all my heart, I wish you strong health, prosperity, inexhaustible energy, new successful projects for the development of chess in the world! Sincerely yours, Head of the Lipetsk Region Administration О. Korolev".
"I heartily congratulate you on your birthday! Let your life always remain filled with fruitful work, and luck accompanies all your endeavours. I wish you good health, happiness, prosperity and further labour and professional achievements. Penza region Governor I. Belozertsev".