Kirsan Ilyumzhinov steps down as FIDE boss

Baku, December 7, AZERTAC

President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has “withdrawn from any legal, financial and business operations of FIDE”, the organization said in a statement.

Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos will take over as acting president while Ilyumzhinov fights to get himself removed from the US Treasury Sanctions list over alleged transactions with Syria.

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