The island Russkiy has inspired FIDE President

Starting next year, the championship of chess Far East, which is the final selection stage of the championship of Russia, will be held on the island Russkiy, the newspaper "Vladivostok".
In addition, in the summer of 2016 in the capital of Primorye - under the auspices of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) - World Cup will be held among the students. The tournament was initiated by the president of the Maritime Chess Federation and received the support of FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Previously, to ascertain the reliability of the project, Ilyumzhinov personally visited the chess apartments of Russkiy, and was pleased with what he saw. For starters, he said during the visit, "we will hold the world Cup, and in the future, perhaps, the world University Olympics".