Igor Levitin Congratulates Ilyumzhinov

Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich!
I heartily congratulate you and all chess players with International Chess Day!
For centuries chess has been the most popular intellectual sport and today unites players from all over the world. Now there are many chess clubs through which children and adults join to play this great game, developing scientific thinking and creativity, a keen and inquisitive mind.

On this festive day, I want to wish all chess players health, happiness, prosperity, brilliant victories and continued success for the development and popularization of chess.

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