In the International chess Federation, said that FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov did not ask President Barack Obama to grant him citizenship of this country. It was about the fact that Ilyumzhinov is ready to consider such an option, if necessary to protect interests in American courts.
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The Director of FIDE representative office in Russia Berik balgabayev called “distortion of facts” message news agencies about what FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent a letter to Barack Obama asking to grant US citizenship.
Balgabayev said that such a request will not addressed. We are talking about the fact that the FIDE President is willing to consider the option of citizenship if necessary to protect its interests in the U.S., reports RIA “Novosti”.
Earlier it was reported that Ilyumzhinov in Baku, told the Federation members that wrote a letter to Barack Obama and sought US citizenship. According to Ilyumzhinov, in this case, he can in the local courts in the United States to challenge the decision of the Ministry of Finance of the USA on inclusion in the sanctions list. Currently, Russia has already filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury, and requires that compensation be paid 50 billion dollars for the fact that his name appeared in the “black list”.