Reports | September 30, 2011 12:45

Gorbachev Honorary Patron of FIDE's Chess in schools program

On its website, FIDE today to reports about a meeting between its President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and former President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev.

The Nobel Peace Prize Laureate shared with Mr. Ilyumzhinov his creative plans on writing a new book about his life. Also Mikhail Sergeevich spoke about the Gorbachev Foundation's activities. The FIDE President informed Mr. Gorbachev on the main directions in FIDE's activity and its prospects. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov offered Mikhail Gorbachev to be an Honorary Patron of "Chess in schools" programme and Mr. Gorbachev kindly accepted this proposal.

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