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Breaking: Igor Dodon, the President of Moldova Chess Federation arrested; Kremlin and Peskov protest

The ex-President of Moldova and current President of Moldova Chess Federation was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on his home. The 47-year-old Igor Dodon, a pro-Kremlin politician and leader of the Socialist Party, is under investigation for alleged corruption, treason, illicit enrichment, and “illegal party financing”. The ties of Dodon with Kremlin and the Russian Chess Federation are extensive, with RCF congratulating him and hosting him, while Karpov supported his Moldavian campaign. Now Kremlin extends its support for Dodon, with Kremlin spokesman Press-Secretary of the Russian President and Chairman of RCF Board of Trustees Dmitry Peskov saying, “We are, of course, alarmed that again, such a practice and persecution is being used against those who are supporters of the development of friendly and mutually beneficial relations with the Russian Federation”

Stay tuned for more development on Igor Dodon’s arrest on Read the news at: Euronews / DW See also:  Dvorkovich announces his team on the way to 2022 FIDE elections / Andrii Baryshpolets is running for FIDE President / Andrii Baryshpolets, “FIDE cannot be run by a long-year Kremlin politician, as it violates the FIDE Charter” / Inal Sheripov announces his candidacy for FIDE PresidentAll FIDE election news so far Throwback on Karjakin’s caseKarjakin ban by FIDE announced / Karjakin posts comments on the ban, decides not to appeal, but Kremlin supports Karjakin / Top players comment on Karjakin ban / All stories on Sergey Karjakin here

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