Kirsan Ilyumzhinov continues to accept congratulations

Congratulatory letters and telegrams from all over the world continue to come to the address of the sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who celebrated his birthday on 5 April. We offer our readers a few of them (in abbreviation).

“Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich! Please accept my warm and hearty congratulations on your birthday! I sincerely wish you happiness, well-being, joy, inexhaustible energy to overcome all difficulties and, of course, success in your professional activity.


I wish you good health and harmony of the soul. Let the dear loving people, relatives and friends be always close by, being a source of unwavering support. Let your knowledge and ability to realize your plans help to solve the most difficult and interesting tasks, and good luck favours accomplishment of your plans. Sincerely. V.M. Aminov, Vice-President of the Russian Olympic Committee.”

Promsvyazbank Chairman P.M. Fradkov writes: “On behalf of Promsvyazbank and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your birthday. Your dedication and ability to achieve success both in a professional field and in public and political life cause sincere respect, and state awards testify to the high appreciation of your merits to the country. I am sure that you will continue to achieve your goals. I wish you inexhaustible energy, the implementation of plans and new victories."
Many congratulations came from the chess federations. In particular, the President of the Kazakhstan Chess Federation Galimzhan Esenov wrote: “I have always admired your many-sided talents and I am pleased with the friendly relations that have developed in the course of your work. You are a person who is always striving for something new, and I am sure that your experience, coupled with inexhaustible energy, will lead you to achieve your goals in the near future.”
A telegram came from Khanty-Mansiysk from the governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Oblast Natalia Komarova: “May daily worries give way to joy and good mood on this bright day. I wish you good health, warmth and well-being!”
Igor Dodon, President of Moldova, also congratulated Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. “I heartily congratulate you on your birthday and wish you good health, new ideas and perseverance in their implementation. The originality of your bright personality determines your bright life path. Your inherent responsibility, dedication and optimism are highly appreciated in your country and abroad. I am particularly pleased on this day to express to you my deep appreciation for the friendly support and significant contribution to the development of the chess movement in the Republic of Moldova.”
A government telegram from Tatarstan was sent by the its President Rustam Minnikhanov. The telegram reads as follows: “You will always remain an example of high-level business and civic activity, taking an active part in the multifaceted life of your native Kalmykia”.
Mintimer Shaimiev, first President of Tatarstan, also sent a congratulatory telegram: “On this festive day, I wish you good health, family happiness and well-being.”
Vice President of Lukoil Nikolai Nikolayev also congratulated Kirsan Nikolayevich: “I sincerely wish you good health, optimism, inexhaustible energy, the implementation of all plans, support of like-minded people and success in all your endeavours!”
Head of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov sent a congratulatory telegram. It reads as follows: “Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich, I heartily congratulate you on your birthday. Please accept my sincere wishes for good health and great vitality. Good luck and success in all affairs and undertakings ".