On February 3, the XIII Congress of the Russian Chess Federation took place in the Central Chess Club in Moscow. The Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov greeted the delegates at the start of the meeting.
Then the RCF President Andrey Filatov read a summary report, and after it a film about the Federation’s work in 2014-2018 was demonstrated.
The delegates listened to the reports of the RCF Executive Director Mark Glukhovsky and the RCF Internal Auditors Board as well.
After that the RCF Presidential election was held. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Sergey Nesterov and Eduard Suboch withdrew their candidatures before the voting. There were three candidates in the final ballot: Andrey Filatov, Zaurbek Malsagov and Ivan Starikov.
Andrey Filatov was re-elected RCF President by a majority vote (56 for Filatov, 14 for Starikov, and 1 for Malsagov).
The election of the RCF Vice-Presidents was held as well. There is a change in Andrey Filatov’s team: CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of PJSC PhosAgro, Member of the Board of Directors of PJSC PhosAgro Andrey A. Guryev replaced Andrey Selivanov.
The following members of the RCF Supervisory Board were elected: Amir Gilyazov (Chelyabinsk Oblast), Albert Stepanyan (Sverdlovsk Oblast), Vassily Filipenko (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra), Dmitry Shakhov (Pskov Oblast), Vladimir Kazakov (Vologda Oblast), Sergey Maskyakov (Leningrad Oblast), Gennady Zakharov (Tatarstan), Evgeny Serper (Samara Oblast), Filyus Ishbulatov (Bashkortostan), Georgy Nagibin (Ingushetia), Magomed Suleymanov (Dagestan), Khasbek Edilsultanov (Chechnya), Sergey Lazarev (Tula Oblast), Igor Burshtein (Bryansk Oblast), Alexey Moskvin (Yaroslavl Oblast), Vladimir Smetana (Krasnodar Krai), Salavat Sabirov (Volgograd Oblast), Aslan Beshukov (Adygea), Maxim Ivakhin (Kemerovo Oblast), Aryom Polomoshnov (Altai Krai), Pavel Maletin (Novosibirsk Oblast), Yuri Maksimov (Kamchatka Krai), Andrey Dolgov (Jewish Autonomous Oblast), Valery Petukhov (Primorsky Krai), Vladimir Palikhata (Moscow), and Igor Blekhtsin (Saint Petersburg).
The 10th World Chess Champion Boris Spassky was elected the RCF Honorary President.
The following members of the RCF Internal Auditors Board were elected: Vladimir Vinogradov (Karelia), Elena Fedorova (Tula Oblast), Larisa Bilenko (Ryazan Oblast), Andranik Simonyan (Bryansk Oblast), and Artur Muromtsev (Saratov Oblast). The Head will be elected at the first meeting of the Board.
The subject of FIDE Presidential candidate was a part of the agenda too. The 12th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov and the FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov got a moral support.
Priority directions of the Federation’s work till 2022 were also discussed.
A newly formed Supervisory Board approved Mark Glukhovsky’s candidature on the position of the RCF Executive Director.