The President said, in particular, in his message:
“Dear Alexandra, Ekaterina, Valentina, Aleksandra, and Olga!
I congratulate you on your triumph at the World Team Chess Championship in Khanty-Mansiysk.
For the first time in the history of chess, your cohesive, result-oriented team has gained this prestigious title. In a tense and sharp fight you have demonstrated your highest skills and will to win. You have successfully proved that you are unconditional leaders in the chess world.
Of course, I would also like to express my gratitude to your coaches.
I wish you further success and new achievements!”
Vladimir Putin welcomes the participants of FIDE World Team Chess Championships