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
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
Minister of Sport, Tourism
and Youth Politics