Evening in "Russian Samovar"

September 20th FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in New York for talks about the conduct of the US World Chess Championship in which the winner of the World Cup in Baku will fight the reigning champion Magnus Carlsen.

Also Ilyumzhinov met the grandmaster Lev Alburt who had left the Soviet Union in the late 70's. Mr. Alburt invited the head of FIDE to the famous New York restaurant "Russian Samovar" founded by the Nobel Prize laureate for Literature Joseph Brodsky and ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov.

"Restaurant "Russian Samovar" is famous for its history spirit. It's really cozy and the cuisine is delicious. I had a conversation with the Soviet dissident, who is also a brilliant chess player, the captain of Ukraine's team and Joseph Brodsky's friend. We talked about chess, politics and many other things, "- Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wrote in his Twitter.
By the way there were a couple of funny moments too. Mr. Alburt was going to give his guest a book he had wrote, but forgot it in the taxi on his way to the restaurant. The head of FIDE, who noted that the taxi driver was a native Indian, responded: "`Do not worry, let a compatriot of the great Indian champion Vishy Anand study chess with the book written by the famous grandmaster of the United States".