FIDE President Congratulates Boris Spassky

Dear Boris Vasilyevich! Please accept my heartiest congratulations on your birthday.

I consider my personal acquaintance with you as a great success of my life and I remember our many meetings with deep affection.
You are the real national property, the witness and one of the main participants in great chess battles, one of the brightest representatives of the golden age of Soviet and Russian chess school.

I sincerely wish you good health, inexhaustible vitality, happiness and prosperity in business. I am looking forward to meet you time and again at the major chess competitions.
Good luck and happiness to you and your loved ones!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov