Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Nona Gaprindashvili

On 3 May, FIDE President sent a congratulatory letter to the multiple world champion, international grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili. It reads as follows:

"Dear Nona Terentyevna! Please accept my most cordial congratulations on your birthday! I am proud of being acquainted with you and remember our meetings with great warmth.
You devoted all your life to chess and have always been a dedicated fan of this noble game. You have made a significant contribution to the promotion and development of world chess. Your brilliant chess career, high professionalism, modesty and tactfulness serve as an example for all chess players.

Today, visiting numerous tournaments in different countries, meeting with officials, you are engaged in the noblest and most important business – promoting chess all over the world, promoting the royal game.
I wish you, dear Nona Terentyevna, good health, prosperity, inexhaustible optimism, good mood, further success and many years of service to our common cause!"