Working visit to Lithuania Print
Monday, 11 March 2013 11:59

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Lithuania. In Vilnius he met with Speaker of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic Dr. Vydas Gedvilas. At the meeting also present were Mr. Jonas Milerius, Chancellor of the Seimas, and Mr. Alexandr Cernov, President of the Lithuanian Chess Federation. Also President Ilyumzhinov met with the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus.

President Ilyumzhinov awarded Honorable certificates of Recognition for outstanding efforts in chess propagation and development to ex-Speakers of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic Mr. Cheslovas Jurshenas and Mr. Vitautas Landsbergis. Mr. Jurshenas is not only a chess amateur, but also he is an organizer of the Seimas Cup 2013. The first tournament hosted only several players, nowadays more than 300 players of different ages participate in this tournament.

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Aris Ozolins, President for FIDE Zone 1.7, is delivering his welcome speech


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Akeksandr Cernov, President of Lithuanian Chess Federation is delivering his speech


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Ex-Speaker of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic Mr. Vitautas Landsbergis


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Ex-Speaker of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic Mr. Cheslovas Jurshenas


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FIDE President recieves a present from Mr. Jonas Milerius, Chancellor of the Seimas

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With Speaker of the Seimas and young participants of the tournaments

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Signing chess set for a young chess fan

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With Speaker of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic Dr. Vydas Gedvilas

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FIDE President and the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus, watching children playing

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Watching Aris Ozolins playing

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Winner of the Seimas Cup GM Jann Ehlvest

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A friendly chess game with Vitautas Landsbergis 

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Meeting with the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania, Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus

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Round circle devoted to Chess in Schools programme, representatives of all Baltic countries are present: Jaan Ehlvest, Aris Ozolins, Aleksandr Cernov, Antanas Zapolskis and others

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Meeting with the Speaker of the Seimas of the Lithuanian Republic, Dr. Vydas Gedvilas



 
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