FIDE President made a gift to the people of the United States

The presidential Board of FIDE, which was held in Athens on 6 December, did not suspend the powers of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as head of the International chess Federation. "I remain president of FIDE. However, The presidential Board of FIDE at my request limited my powers in the financial sector of the organization in the United States, "- said Ilyumzhinov. "The next presidential Board of FIDE I will describe how the proceedings in connection with the sanctions imposed on me by the US Treasury," - he said.

"Today we have made a gift to the American people: The year 2016 is declared by FIDE the year of  chess in the United States. Next year will be held in the country match for the title of World Chess Champion Men, World Championship in rapid chess and the International Children's Chess Tournament. Let become smarter", - said the head of FIDE.
In addition, as it became known, Ilyumzhinov intends to sue the US Treasury Department.