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Russian Chess Federation English-language website starts up
rshf-eng-versionMoscow, 19 March 2015 – The RCF is today one of the most active sports federations in Russia. It is a member of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and of the National Olympic Committee of Russia.

All major projects for developing and support chess in Russia are implemented under the auspices and on the initiative of the Russian Chess Federation. The best known projects are the “Chess in Museums” programme, the Belaya Ladya (White Rook) Open All-Russian Competition of school teams, the annual All-Russian Children’s Championship, traditional supertournaments to commemorate world champions, charitable projects for children and veterans.

The Russian Chess Federation is supported by partners including major charitable foundations, ministries and departments of the Russian Federation and representatives of Russian business. Chess has always been one of Russia’s favourite sports and the RCF sees its main task as supporting and further developing chess traditions.

The start-up of the English-language version of the website is timed to coincide with the opening of the World Chess Championship among women in Sochi in the next few days, in which chess players from 28 countries will take part.

Visitors to the website will find first-hand information about all the Federation’s projects and the Chess Museum opened in September 2014 and can watch online transmissions of the most significant chess championships not only in our country but also overseas.

Chess enthusiasts will no doubt be greatly interested in the championship reviews prepared by leading Russian analysts, grandmasters Pavel Maletin, Dmitry Kryakvin, Vasiliy Emelin and others. The RCF website also publishes recent interviews and reports on major chess competitions on a regular basis. The RCF is counting on the English-language version doubling its website’s audience by the end of 2015.

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