The ethics Commission of the International chess Federation (FIDE) has suspended President of the organization, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov from his post.
About it reports a press-service of the organization.
The meeting was held on 23 and 24 June in Zurich, a complaint against the incumbent President filed a FIDE Vice-President Georgios Makropoulos.
The Commission decided that Ilyumzhinov in the period from March 2017 to April 2018 has repeatedly violated the rules of the code of ethics of the organization, placing their interests above the interests of the organization and exceeding their authority.
In the Commission’s view, Russia was trying “to discredit the members of the presidential Council of FIDE, making false and provocative statements, and refused to leave his post after the closing of the Bank accounts of the organization.”
It is noted that the actions of FIDE Ilyumzhinov has inflicted serious reputational and financial losses that negatively affected the image of chess.
A total of Ilyumzhinov suspended for 18 months. From 13 July this year, he is obliged to serve a six-month suspension, the other 12 months are conditional with a trial period of two years.
In October at the FIDE Congress in Batumi, Georgia will hold elections of the head of the organization. Ilyumzhinov, who is the head of FIDE since 1995, decided not to run for another term.
For the post of head FIDE claim Makropoulos, British grandmaster Nigel short and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the chess Federation of Russia Arkady Dvorkovich.