The Mayors of the 85 sister cities of Moscow, together with that of Moscow’s partner city, Paris, have received from Mr. Vladimir Palikhata, President of the Moscow Chess Federation, a chess set to mark International Chess Day.
“I hope that with the help of chess you will be able to get rid of some part of stress while managing the big city and to enjoy playing this wise game,” – is stated in the congratulatory telegram.
Vladimir Palikhata decided to use this opportunity to reach out to the chief administrators of sister cities of Moscow, including London, Chicago, Vienna, Tokyo, and Santiago, to establish and reinforce relations with the chess-playing community in these cities.
“It gives me pleasure to congratulate Mayors of so many cities on our holiday,” said Palikhata. “I know that some are already very good players. Others may yet develop an interest in the game.”
“Vladimir Palikhata believes that the development and strengthening of partner relationships of Moscow Chess Federation on an international level is important,” – commented Mr. Nikita Kim, Vice President of Moscow Chess Federation.
The Mayors of the sister cities will receive the classical chess sets which are used during international tournaments.