Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
BAKU, August 15 (Itar-Tass) — Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the International Chess Federation, suggested holding the 2016 World Chess Olympiad at a meeting with Azeri President Ilkham Aliev in Baku on Wednesday.
Ilyumzhinov said that Azerbaijan was paying special attention to chess. “Out of 177 FIDE member countries, Azerbaijan is the only country to have a special state program for developing this kind of sport. It’s necessary that it should be implemented,” Ilyumzhinov went on to say.
For his part, Ilkham Aliev welcomed Ilyumzhinov’s proposal on hosting the 2016 World Chess Olympiad in Baku. He expressed the hope for expanding cooperation between FIDE and the competent bodies in Azerbaijan.