Ilyumzhinov: "It is a pity that Kasparov was involved in corruption"

Garry Kasparov wanted to become president of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) in order to realize their political ambitions, said the head of FIDE. According to Ilyumzhinov, recognizing that the former champion would run for president of FIDE in August 2014 in the Norwegian city of Tromso, he immediately offered him the post of head of the International Chess Academy. But Garry Kimovich refused.

"Get position of FIDE President was his political decision, and for that, he began to vote-buying. It is a pity that he was involved in corruption. We're friends with Kasparov, and I consider him an outstanding chess player. As champion, he had to work for the sake of chess, but he went into politics", -   said Ilyumzhinov.
The basis for the creation of the commission on ethics and conduct of the investigation was the publication in the American newspaper «The New York Times» in January 2014, said the president of FIDE.
"The journalists got the contract between Kasparov and Leong, according to which Kasparov offered $ 500 thousand for the voice of Singapore in the elections. In addition, if Leong managed to attract the votes of 10 more countries, for every vote was supposed additional $ 100 thousand". – said Ilyumzhinov.
Recall committee members engaged in more than a year investigating the controversial case. As a result, Kasparov and the former FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong were found guilty of violating the moral code of the FIDE, and a two-year suspended from any activity related to the organization.