Dear Valery Erdnievich!

Please accept my warmest congratulations on your 60-year anniversary!

Your life journey is filled with great and bright accomplishments and achievements for the benefit of the native republic.

In Kalmykia, you are known as a credible and successful statesman, who has made a significant contribution to the socio-economic development of the steppe region.

Your selfless labour, organizational skills and dedication, initiative, responsibility and competence, an enormous vitality, long-term work in the executive agency, active citizenship are worthy of genuine respect and recognition.

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Russia, the leadership of the Republic of Kalmykia have seen the true value of your professional accomplishments.

I would like to note your tireless work on the development of physical education and sport, the national chess movement in the Republic of Kalmykia. The Olympic Committee of Russia and the International Chess Federation made special mention of your activity.

I am convinced that in the future you will spare your skills and experience for the benefit of Kalmykia and Russia.

May good luck and support of like-minded people always attend you in a high service to the native land.

On this day I sincerely wish you good health, family happiness, prosperity and success in all your good deeds and endeavors!

Best regards,
FIDE President
The Head of the Republic of Kalmykia
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

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