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Ruslan Ponomariov
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 17:48
Almost fifty players, captains and coaches have signed an open letter to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in which they ask for Evgeny Surov to receive accreditation at the Olympiad. One of them, Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine, put on a T-shirt during the 8th round with the text "Let it Work!" around the URL of Surov's website. Today Evgeny Surov,...
Ilya Levitov
Thursday, August 30, 2012 17:37
The Russian Chess Federation has openly supported Evgeny Surov, the Russian journalist who is not allowed to work at the Olympiad in Istanbul. In an open letter the RCF's Head of the Management Board, Ilya Levitov, asks the Olympiad organizers to accredit Surov for the tournament. Ilya Levitov | Photo courtesy of the Russian Chess Federation As we...
No "Gens Una Sumus" for Russian chess journalist?
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 23:30
Evgeny Surov, the editor-in-chief of the popular Russian news site Chess-news, is not allowed to work at the Olympiad in Istanbul. Last week Surov received an email from the Turkish organizers in which it was said that he wouldn't receive press accreditation, but Surov travelled to Istanbul anyway. Today the Russian journalist was not allowed to...
Ilyumzhinov turns 50, signs agreement with Azerbaijan
Thursday, April 05, 2012 21:44
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov celebrated his 50th birthday today, a reminder of how young he was when he emerged from nowhere to become FIDE President 17 years ago. In recent days he was in Baku to sign an agreement which saw Azerbaijan officially confirmed as the sponsors of the upcoming Candidates Tournament in London. In many ways it was symptomatic –...