Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expresses condolences to Anatoly Karpov on the death of his mother Nina Karpova

“On February 17, the funeral of the mother of 12th world chess champion, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Anatoly Karpov Nina Karpova, took place. She died on 14 February. She was 101 years old. I offer my most sincere condolences to Anatoly Karpov and all the relatives and friends of the deceased.

Nina Karpova devoted her life to raising her beautiful children. This is an irreparable loss for your family and I share your grief. I am sure that the bright memory of Nina Karpova will forever remain in the hearts of everyone who knew her."
Editor’s note: The Karpov family is from Zlatoust (Chelyabinsk region). Karpov’s father Evgeny Stepanovich (1918 - 1979) worked as a senior supervisor at a factory. He was a great lover of chess. He introduced little Tolya to this game. Anatoly Karpov's mother worked throughout the Great Patriotic War at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant that produced tanks at that time.

After she gave birth to her children (Anatoly has an older sister, Larisa), Nina Karpova completely devoted herself to the family. The mother of the world champion turned 101 just a month ago.