|FIDE President met with Mikhail Gorbachev|
|Friday, 29 July 2011 06:38|
On July 28 in Moscow, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Mikhail Gorbachev, the first President of the Soviet Union, the President of International Foundation for Innovation and Investment.
The leaders discussed issues of international public life. Ilyumzhinov told Mikhail Gorbachev on the outcome of his meetings with the heads of the countries and, in particular, with the leader of Libya Muammar Gaddafi. Also, FIDE President invited Mikhail Gorbachev to speak at the upcoming FIDE General Assembly in Krakow, Poland. Gorbachev warmly thanked Ilyumzhinov for the invitation and said that chess has always played a significant role in his life and is an integral part of world civilization.