Today, the Republic of Tatarstan is the undisputed leader among the regions of Russia. There is no doubt that new creative plans for the benefit of its people will be successfully implemented in Tatarstan in an atmosphere of cooperation and creative work.
Tatarstan is rightfully considered one of the largest chess centres, and holding of many world class tournaments is a vivid confirmation of this. I am confident that the traditional and mutually beneficial cooperation between FIDE and your beautiful republic will continue in the future.
With all my heart I wish the Republic of Tatarstan prosperity and success, affluence, peace and harmony to its entire people!
I wish you, Rustam Nurgaliyevich, success in all your endeavors, happiness and health!"