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Nomination of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov by the Russian Chess Federation for candidacy FIDE President means a disgrace for Russia


Decision of YABLOKOs Bureau from May 22, 2010
May 31, 2010

 

The Russian United Democratic Party YABLOKO has already made several statements that Kirsan Ilyumzhinovs regime in the Republic of Kalmykia is one of the ugliest developments in Russias political history of the past two decades representing a disgusting mixture of authoritarian rule, corruption and criminal.

Fight against this regime has in 1998 taken the life of Larissa Yudina, Chair of the Kalmyk regional branch of YABLOKO, whereas Kirsan Ilyumzhinovs aid was found guilty of this murder. The political responsibility for this crime lies, in our view, completely on Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The YABLOKO party states that nomination of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov by the Russian Chess Federation for candidacy of FIDE President will considerably harm Russias reputation in the world and will become a disgrace for the international chess movement.

 

Sergei Mitrokhin,
Chair of the YABLOKO party

 

See also:

President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov reminded of the murder of Larissa Yudina. Press Release, May 26, 2010

The Murder of Larissa Yudina. Chronicle of Events

Human Rights

 

 

 

May 31, 2010