Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Russia hails election of ex-deputy PM as head of chess body

The re-election of a Russian former deputy premier as head of the international chess federation was a "victory" for Moscow, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

The re-election of Arkady Dvorkovich as FIDE president was "clearly very good news and a very significant victory," Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov was quoted by the TASS news agency as saying.