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FIDE President: Armenia has restored its fame of a chess superpower

Re-elected President Serzh Sargsyan has done a lot for Armenia and the development of chess in the country, President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told reports today preceding Armenian President’s inauguration.

“Serzh Sargsyan is a forerunner not only in Armenia, but also in whole FIDE with his contribution to the development of chess. He has initiated a number of important steps in that direction, especially for the young generation,” FIDE President said.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov added that during the sitting of the FIDE Presidency two months ago they noted a number of reforms implemented in Armenia during President Sargsyan’s term in office.

“Armenia restored its fame of a chess superpower,” Ilyumzhinov said.

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