official logo

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich congratulates Elista FIDE office on the occasion of the 20 years since its establishment.

Dear friends!

On behalf of the FIDE Presidential Board and myself, it is a great pleasure to most cordially congratulate you on the occasion of the 20 years since the establishment of the Elista FIDE office.

The entire chess family joins me in appreciation of your constant efforts to serve the national federations – members of FIDE, chess players and officials, on a very professional level in all spheres of our activities.

Since the very day when after the decision of the Board in Ankara, in 1999, the office in Elista was founded following the kind invitation of K. Ilyumzhinov, under a supervision of several FIDE officials and employees, including Messrs. W. Iclicki, D. Jarrett, C. Abundo and Ms. P. Tsedenova, the office has been instrumental in providing a wide range of chess-related services in a very high level.

I would like to wish all the former and current employees of the Elista FIDE office further professional success and all the best on behalf of all of us.

Gens Una Sumus

Arkady Dvorkovich
FIDE President

Congratulations of FIDE President (pdf)

Source: World Chess Federation – FIDE