During the event, which took place in a friendly and informal atmosphere, FIDE President agreed with Mrs. Geddis about the opening of a chess school in Belfast and fixed with Professor Abduvalieva the holding a tournament in Oxford.
On June 13, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited the reception in honour of Russia Day with the Russian Ambassador to Great Britain Alexander Yakovenko.
The social event was also attended by editor-in-chief of radio station Echo of Moscow Alexey Venediktov, head of the "What? Where? When?" London club Dmitry Belitsky, director of the First Russian School in Belfast Elena Geddis, head of the Chingiz Aitmatov Academy in London Rahima Abduvalieva and other guests.