Ladies and gentlemen,
I welcome you to the hospitable land of Kabardino-Balkaria
and congratulate you on the opening of the World Women's Chess Championship.
We are on the eve of a great sport event. Best women chess
players are coming to Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria to contest
championship. I invite all admirers of this ancient and wise game to visit our
unique place. Not only will you have a happy meeting with your favorite game,
you will also get unforgettable impressions from picturesque landscapes of
Kabardino-Balkaria and original cultures of peoples inhabiting it.
It is a great honor for Kabardino-Balkaria to host a
tournament of such a caliber. We perfectly realizing it/ That’s why we have
done our best to ensure that the Championship will be a success and take the
place it deserves among the brightest sport events both in Russia and in the
It is of utmost importance that the Championship will be
held in Russia whose chess school is held in deserved respect and where this
royal game has won love of million admirers.Kabardino-Balkaria is not an exception. Thousands of people play chess
in our republic. There are chess clubs in Nalchik and other cities.Special pavilions have been built in parks
for chess fans.
Coming Championship will become a real gift for everyone and
the International language of sport will contribute to strengthening both the
image of the country and the republic on the international arena as well as to
the development of friendly relations between people of different
I would like to express my special gratitude to the
President of the Republic of Kalmykia and FIDE President Kirsan Nikolayevich
Ilyumzhinov. This unique sport event would be impossible without his
I wish good health, luck, new victories and great
achievements to all participants of the Championship.
of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria