The head of FIDE: "Karjakin's work in the Public Chamber will benefit chess"

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of the International Chess Federation told Izvestia newspaper that

the appointment of Sergei Karyakin, the world chess ex-champion as a member of the Public Chamber will contribute to the popularization of the intellectual game. "It's very good when a chess player participates in various public organizations and foundations. This contributes to the popularization and development of chess. We remember that at one time both Kasparov and Karpov were members of the Central Committee of the Komsomol.

The fact that the outstanding chess player of our time Sergey Karyakin – an applicant to the Chess Crown of the World – became a member of the Public Chamber will contribute to the advancement of our Chess in School programme. For us, this is a great achievement. I would like to wish Sergey Karyakin work and serve in the name of chess," noted FIDE President.
Recall that on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved the composition of the Public Chamber that included 40 members.