Ilyumzhinov congratulates Dvorkovich on his victory in FIDE presidential election

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated Arkady Dvorkovich on his victory in the election of a new president of federation. Elections were held in Batumi, Georgia on 3 October. The full text of letter is below:
“Dear Arkady Vladimirovich, I sincerely congratulate you on a convincing victory in the elections! I am sincerely glad that a Russian was re-elected FIDE president. I am proud that another Russian headed one of the largest federations in the world.
Arkady Vladimirovich, I am convinced that you have done much to win. You have visited many countries, visited all continents and made changes in your team. You deserve this victory.

I really hope that the programmes that we have outlined - “Chess in schools”, “Chess in kindergartens”, and “Chess in villages” - will develop. And, of course, I am sure that with your help my most important idea - one billion people playing chess - will be realized.
FIDE is a huge organization joining 188 countries. The calendar of activities covers four years. It includes matches for men’s and women’s world championship and the World Chess Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk. I am sure that your team will significantly increase the interest in chess in the world!
Arkady Vladimirovich, I wish you success, good health, good luck and success in all your endeavors! ”