Igor Levitin congratulates FIDE President

Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich. I congratulate you and all chess players with all my heart on the International Chess Day! Having won the hearts of peoples back in ancient times, chess is still the most mass intellectual sport that unites people of the world.

I would like to especially note your successful activity in development and popularization of chess, thanks to which children and adults join in this ancient game that develops scientific thinking, creativity and an acute and inquisitive mind.

I would like to wish all chess players health, happiness, prosperity, beautiful victories and further successes on this festive day.

Yours faithfully,
Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Igor Levitin