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Greeting

Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Politics V.L. Mutko

To the participants and quests of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008
Ladies and gentlemen,
I congratulate participants and guests of the World Women's Chess Championship on the beginning of a very significant and exciting sport event!
I hope that the sportswomen will show their mastery to the full having displayed the admirers of this ancient and difficult game interesting matches, the ones that will be included into the history of chess development.
Chess combine sport, fight of intellects and reasonable consideration. That's why each of you will have to display high-class chess game and will to win. May the strongest win!
I am sure that holding such a prestigious competition in Kabardino-Balkaria will please not only republic's chess admirers but all Russians. It will also contribute to strengthening of friendship among peoples.
I wish the Championship success and I wish the participants health and sport luck.

Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Politics
V.L. Mutko


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