Friday, July 07, 2017

Meeting with chess player Sergei Karyakin.

Vladimir Putin met with Russian chess grand master Sergei Karyakin. During the meeting they discussed the development of chess at the regional level, among other topics.

Vladimir Putin with chess player Sergei Karyakin.
Vladimir Putin with chess player Sergei Karyakin.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin:

Mr. Karyakin, you became a grand master at 12, didn’t you?

Sergei Karyakin:

Yes, I was the youngest.

Vladimir Putin:

You have achieved great success since then, and I congratulate you on it. At the end of last year, you won the World Blitz Championship.

Sergei Karyakin:

Yes, I became the World Blitz champion.

Vladimir Putin:

My congratulations.

Vladimir Putin at a meeting with chess player Sergei Karyakin.
Vladimir Putin at a meeting with chess player Sergei Karyakin.
Sergei Karyakin:

Thank you very much.

And thank you very much for inviting me, I am very happy to be here.

Vladimir Putin:

I would like to thank you for what you have been doing to promote chess and discuss what else can be done. You know that we opened a chess section at the Sirius Centre for Children in Sochi. Have you been there?

Sergei Karyakin:

Yes, I have been there. We actually saw each other briefly during the school opening. I also wanted to discuss this subject. There are several topics for us to discuss related to developing chess in the regions.

But first, I would like to invite you on behalf of the Russian Chess Federation. The Chess Club on Gogolevsky Boulevard recently opened after its renovation with Mr. Sobyanin’s [Moscow Mayor] support. It has an absolutely unique chess museum and we invite you to visit it. It has some truly unique items on display and I think you would like it very much.

Vladimir Putin:

Indeed, our school of chess is very good and, I should mention, both in St. Petersburg and in Moscow. Therefore, I will be glad to visit. We will choose the best time for the visit.

Sergei Karyakin:

Yes, of course.

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Chess player Sergei Karyakin.
Chess player Sergei Karyakin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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