On April 5, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the head of the Republic of Ingushetia Yunus-Bek Yevkurov at the FIDE Moscow office. The meeting was also attended by deputy of the State Duma of Russian Federation Alikhan Kharsiev.
The parties, in particular, discussed the participation of young Ingush chess players in the European Youth Chess Championship. In addition, Yevkurov congratulated the FIDE President on his birthday, wished him health, success and new achievements in his work.
In his congratulatory speech, the head of the region noted Ilyumzhinov's high merits in not only the development of chess but also in establishing interethnic ties. After that the head of Ingushetia presented Kirsan Nikolayevich with the diploma of honour for the huge contribution to the popularization of chess.