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The press secretary of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of the board of trustees of the Russian Chess Federation, Dmitry Peskov, called the re-election of Arkady Dvorkovich as head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) good news and a significant victory. He told TASS about this.
«Of course, this is very good news and a very significant victory»,— said Peskov.
Peskov noted that in advance no one could be sure of the election results. “This is a competitive election, and in a competitive election, the incumbent head of FIDE has confirmed his effectiveness, confirmed that his work is assessed as excellent. This is very cool, this is an important organization, there is a lot of work to be done, and we hope that Dvorkovich will cope with this work, — concluded Peskov.
Dvorkovich was re-elected FIDE President on 8 August. In the elections, the Russian won 157 votes, his rival is Ukrainian Andrei Barishpolets— 16.
Dvorkovich is 50 years old and has been head of FIDE since October 2018. Previously, he served as Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Russian Railways. and Assistant to the President of Russia. In 2007 & ndash; 2010 he was Vice President of the Russian Chess Federation (FSHR), and from 2010 to 2014 & mdash; Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
In mid-March, Dvorkovich, in an interview with Mother Jones, said that he opposed military operations in Ukraine. A few weeks earlier, against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, FIDE announced the postponement of the 44th World Chess Olympiad from Russia, which was supposed to be held in Moscow from July 26 to August 8. She was transferred to Chennai.
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Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Andrey Turchak, after an interview with Dvorkovich, said that “the self-purification of our society should begin, among other things, with the Skolkovo Foundation, which is headed by Dvorkovich.”
On March 18, Dvorkovich resigned from the post of chairman of Skolkovo , and at the end of June, President Vladimir Putin expelled Dvorkovich from the presidential council for science and education.