Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Vyacheslav Fetisov

On 20 April, FIDE President sent a congratulatory letter to the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Physical Culture, Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs, Olympic champion, Honoured Master of Sports of the USSR, Honoured coach of Russia, the legendary Vyacheslav Fetisov. The letter reads as follows:

"Dear Vyacheslav Alexandrovich! Please accept my warmest congratulations on your jubilee! As you know, a talented person is talented in everything and you proved the validity of this expression by your life devoted to your favourite business.

Your talent as an outstanding hockey player and coach brought you well-deserved fame not only in our country but all over the world. Today, you are a prominent statesman and a popular TV presenter and you do all this with brilliance and virtuosity.
I am sure that your work will always assist promotion of the culture and patriotism for all those who come into contact with your activities in various fields: in parliament, a television studio or on a hockey ground.
Joining all the warm words and wishes addressed to you on this wonderful day, I wish you, dear Vyacheslav Alexandrovich, optimism, prosperity and all the best.
Please accept my most sincere words of respect and wishes for health and new successes in your work for the development of Russian sports.
Let your life always be filled with respect and support of friends, warmth and love of relatives and friends."