Saturday, February 3, at the Central house of chess at the Congress of the organization held elections of the President of the Russian chess Federation. A new term was re-elected acting head of the Federation Andrei Filatov, who scored more than two thirds of votes. Who are the candidates for the post of President of the Russian chess Federation, withdrew his candidacy — in the article “MK”.
The Congress was attended by the Vice-President of the Supervisory Board of the Russian chess Federation, head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, who previously headed the Federation, the Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov and more than seventy delegates from regional organizations. Elections have proved to be quite unpredictable: withdrew his candidacy the President of the International chess Federation FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who was supported by many famous grandmasters and people far from the world of chess.
– I am grateful to the regional federations which have nominated me for the election. But I withdraw my candidacy and will focus on international activities – said Ilyumzhinov.
Followed the candidates took the President of the chess Federation of Rostov and Moscow regions Sergey Nesterov and the champion of the USSR on jumps on skis from a springboard Eduard Suboch. As a result, Andrey Filatov competed in the elections with Ivan Starikov and Zaurbek Malsagova. But more than 2/3 of the votes scored Filatov, who was re-elected President of the Russian chess Federation. For many, this news was not a surprise. Filatov”s candidacy was supported by many, including the Board of Trustees of the Russian chess Federation. This was previously reported by its Chairman, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. The head of The Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov believes that the elections were absolutely fair.
– The Federation does a lot of work in recent years, it is moving in the right direction. And the fact that most regional organizations have supported Andrei Filatov is a good sign, – said Zhukov.
In support of Filatov also made famous grandmasters, among them Sergey Karjakin and Vladimir Kramnik.
In addition, this evening discussed the issue of the candidate for the President of FIDE. Moral support was received by Anatoly Karpov and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Elections of the head of FIDE will be held in September in Batumi.