Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s address to the delegates of the 89th FIDE Congress

On 4 October, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov addressed the delegates of the 89th FIDE Congress. The address reads as follows:

Dear delegates of the 89th FIDE Congress! Colleagues! Friends! 
I congratulate Arkady Dvorkovich on his victory in FIDE presidential election. I would like to thank you, the delegates of the Congress and all the national federations, for this choice.

I wish all the success to all of you, who will continue to develop and popularize the ancient game along with the new leader. Chess is the best that humanity has. I am sure that our most important dream – one billion people playing chess – will come true. I would like to thank you for your trust that allowed me to win against the most serious rivals in elections.

Today, many people remember that difficult time when I came to work at FIDE. Together we managed to rally the chess world! Thanks to our collaboration, I have made many friends in FIDE.
My dear friends! I wish all of you good health, good luck and success in all your endeavours!

Sincerely yours,

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

6th President of FIDE