Ilyumzhinov opens Roscongress Chess Cup

On February 4, first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part in the opening of the Roscongress Chess Cup.

The Roscongress Chess Cup kicked off at the Central House of Writers in Moscow. It was attended by a well-known entrepreneur and chess organizer, founder of the Moscow chess club Vladimir Palikhata and deputy dean of the law faculty of Moscow State University Alexander Korneev, Russian State Duma deputy Oleg Savchenko and President of the Moscow Chess Federation Sergey Lazarev.
The special guest of the opening ceremony of the Roscongress Chess Cup was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Russia Mr Seyed Jawad
Editor’s note: Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution, the largest organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, business, social, sports and cultural events, created by President of the Russian Federation.

The foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of promoting the development of Russia’s economic potential, its national interests and strengthening the image of Russia. The Foundation comprehensively contributes to the development of social entrepreneurship and charitable projects.

The Foundation's events bring together participants from 208 countries and territories. More than 15 thousand media representatives work annually at Roscongress sites. More than 5,000 experts in Russia and abroad are involved in its analytical and expert work.