Vladimir Putin Sends His Greetings to World Women's Championship Participants and Guests

Время публикации: 16.03.2015 15:56 | Последнее обновление: 16.03.2015 16:01

President of Russia, who hasn't been seen in public for already 10 days, sent his greetings to participants and guests of the World Women's Championship which will be open in Sochi today.

The message reads, in part (English text taken from kremlin.org, official website of President of Russia - CN):

'Our country is justifiably proud of its chess traditions and has great experience in organising prestigious competitions of this kind. We will of course do everything possible to make sure that this championship is of the very highest level.

Sochi extends a hospitable welcome today to the world’s best women chess players, who will engage in intense and strong competition to demonstrate their skill, determination and creative ability and show in practice that they have everything it takes to fight for the chess world’s crown.

I am sure that this championship will be a memorable and vivid event that will draw us in with its skilful duels. It will help to make chess more popular here in Russia and around the world'.

The opening ceremony will commence today at 19:30 Moscow time (16:30 GMT).

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