Greeting speech to the participants of the World Women's Chess Championship 2008 addressed by the President of the Russian Chess Federation A.D. Zhukov
To the participants, organizers and quests of the World Women's Chess Championship
I am sincerely glad to greet participants and organizers of the World Women's
Chess Championship 2008!
Chess is one of the most interesting and popular sports in Russia. Combining
elements of science, art, and sport chess develop intellectual abilities of a
man, have a positive impact on a person's development.
Russia is hosting World Women's Chess Championship for the fourth time this
year. Nalchik will host the competition of such a level for the first time.
I am sure that the audience will greatly enjoy unforgettable matches and
brilliant victories of the best women chess players of the world.
I wish success to all participants of the Championship!
President of the Russian Chess Federation A.D. Zhukov