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On June 29 the FIDE President arrived to Managua, Nicaragua. At the airport he was met by the officials, among them were Mr. Architect Marlon Alberto Torres Aragon, Director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Sports (IND) and Mr. Guy Bendana, President of Nicaragua Chess Federation. 

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At the airport of Managua

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited the school where the chess lessons are conducted

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The children were excited to see the FIDE President

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President Ilyumzhinov addressed to the children with greetings

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And then checked their skills at the board

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The most stubborn resistance was maintained by this little girl, the champion of school

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The young chess players of Managua

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Interview to the Russian TV

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Then Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Ms. Miriam Raudez, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports. At the meeting also present were Mr. Salvador Vanegas, Advisor of Nicaragua’s President on Education, and Mr. Guy Bendana, President of Nicaragua Chess Federation. The both sides agreed to contract for a project in the nearest future, it is expected that FIDE will render material support and technical assistance in the implementation of Chess in Schools programme, training the chess specialists, seminars conducting, etc. The Nicaraguan side showed its interest in the soonest launching of this project.

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Ms. Raudez browsing the FIDE’s Chess in Schools brochure

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The traditional souvenir from FIDE President – the Kalmyk chess set

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Also the FIDE President met with Mr. Mois?s Omar Halleslevens, Vice President of Republic of Nicaragua. At the meeting also present were Mr. Salvador Vanegas, Advisor of Nicaragua’s President on Education, Mr. Architect Marlon Alberto Torres Aragon, Director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Sports (IND), Mr. Guy Bendana, President of Nicaragua Chess Federation.

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With Mr. Mois?s Omar Halleslevens, Vice President of Republic of Nicaragua

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE