Levitin congratulates Ilyumzhinov

Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! I warmly congratulate you on your holiday - the International Day of Chess!

Having conquered the minds of humankind in ancient times, chess remains the most widespread intellectual sport in the world today. I would like to stress that your successful activities on the development and popularization of chess help adults and childrenjoin the great game, which develop the methodical thinking and creativity.

On this festive day, I wish all the chess players health, happiness, prosperity, beautiful victories and continued success.

Yours faithfully,
Assistant of the Russian President Igor Levitin