President Putin to open World Championship Match Print
Friday, 18 July 2003 00:00
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has accepted the official invitation to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Championship Match. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow, 16 July 2003 and informed His Excellency that the World Championship Match Kasparov-Ponomariov will take place in Yalta, Ukraine this September, concurrent with the Summit of Commonwealth of Independent States. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has accepted the official invitation to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Championship Match. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow, 16 July 2003 and informed His Excellency that the World Championship Match Kasparov-Ponomariov will take place in Yalta, Ukraine this September, concurrent with the Summit of Commonwealth of Independent States. The FIDE President announced at a press conference in Moscow on 17 July, that the opening shall be held one day before the start of the CIS summit. The first moves on 19 September 2003 shall be made by President Vladimir Putin and President Leonid Kuchma of Ukraine. Regulations of the World Championship Match 2003
 
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