Kirsan Ilyumzhinov thanks Zhores Alferov

Dear Zhores Ivanovich! I warmly thank you for the invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov Foundation).

I want to assure you that the happy opportunity to work for the benefit of Russian and world science together with you - the world-renowned scientist and Nobel Prize winner whose outstanding talent I respect immensely is a great honour for me and FIDE.

I promise I will make every effort for realizing the noble mission of your Foundation.

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov