Congratulations to Leonid Timoshenko
Saturday, 12 March 2011 18:29
Vice President of the Ukrainian Chess Federation
Dear Leonid Vladimirovich,
On behalf of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), millions of your fans and friends from all over the world and myself let me cordially and sincerely congratulate you with your 60s anniversary. Your chess biography deserves a high recognition. In many ways thanks to your professionalism, energy and excellent organizational skills chess in the Ukraine is not dying out but on the contrary it is gaining strength. During your long-term presidence the Urkainian team more than once has been up to the victory pedestal of the World Chess Olympiads, getting the gold medals in both men and women competitions. Your contribution to the chess popularization and propaganda is immense. Without any exeggeration, you have opened a door to sport for millions. In this remarkable day let me wish you, dear Leonid Vladimirovich, good health, happiness, wealth, prosperity and many years to come.
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