The head of FIDE congratulates diplomats

I cordially congratulate all MGIMO alumni, brilliant diplomats and embassies staff on your professional holiday - Diplomats’ Day.

Today my heart is full of pride because I had the privilege to study with many of you in the same university. This auspicious day is marked with a special joy of understanding that the diplomatic service of Russia honourably protects the interests of our Fatherland and the people.

At all times, the Russian diplomats were rightfully considered to be the most educated and committed to the task. Their wide horizons, expertise and selfless service to the interests of the Motherland have enabled them to be the winners of many peaceful victories for centuries.
I wish you good health, happiness and new success in your important work for the good of Russia!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov