The head of the Russian Chess Federation: "Ilyumzhinov - great manager"

The other day the head of the Russian Chess Federation (RCF) Andrey Filatov gave an interview to the newspaper "Sport-Express." In particular, he responded to a question regarding the nomination of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the election of President of FIFA.

"Ilyumzhinov - a great manager. He eradicate corruption in FIDE. And in FIFA there are continuous scandals now. So if Kirsan Nikolayevich dare to go to the next election, he will win. He knows what to do" - in particular, said Filatov.

"Sanctions of the US Treasury? Ilyumzhinov has already sent his complaints to court. And it is not clear who will benefit from this. The fact that the organization of one state intervenes in the affairs of international sports federations, - absolutely wrong. And because I am still confident that Ilyumzhinov can lead FIFA. At the same time, chess will benefit greatly in the promotion, "- expressed confidence the head of the Russian Chess Federation.