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Queens will come on horseback
August 11, 2008

Ceremonial opening of the Women's World Chess Championship will be held in Zeleny Theatre on August 28

State flags of the participating countries will be placed on the square in front of the central entrance of the Russia's biggest out-of-door theatre. Many-colored flags will also be hung on the hawsers of the cableway over the lake. Both black and white chess queens will come to the stage of Zeleny theatre on horseback. Organizers keep secret about the way the Prime queen of the event will appear with her retinue. Three masters of ceremonies will greet the audience in the Russian, Kabardian and Balkarian languages. 
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Chess Federation Alexander Zhukov, President of Kabardino-Balkaria Arsen Kanokov, and   plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the South Federal District Vladimir Ustinov will give salutatory speeches. FIDE President and the President of the Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will declare the Championship open. All addresses and speeches will be translated into English. The next important act is drawing of lots. Zsuzsanna Veroci, Chief Arbiter of the Championship will declare its results.  
The program for the concert will include vocal-choreographic composition performed by children's exemplary music groups of KBR, musical choreographic suite performed by dance groups of "Kabardinka", "Balkaria", "Terskie Kazaki", and songs of KBR pop stars. At the end of the ceremony the audience will see water-pyrotechnic show and fireworks.

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