Meeting with Russian national chess teams

Friday, 21 September 2018 14:54

Late last night Vladimir Putin met with members of Russian national chess teams who are currently training in Sochi ahead of the Chess Olympiad.

The President wished the players success at the upcoming 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi. They also had a short conversation about promoting chess in Russia and training a new generation of chess players, including at the Sirius centre, where this activity is led by Vladimir Kramnik.

Taking part in the meeting were members of the men’s team Vladimir Kramnik, Sergei Karyakin, Yan Nepomnyashchy, Dmitry Yakovenko and Nikita Vityugov; while Alexandra Kostenyuk, Alexandra Goryachkina, Natalya Pogonina, Valentina Gunina and Olga Girya represented the women’s team. President of the Russian Chess Federation Andrei Filatov also attended the meeting.

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