Peskov on Karjakin’s disqualification: “We call on FIDE to reconsider this decision and still stay out of politics” – Chess

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov expressed regret over the disqualification of the grandmaster Sergei Karyakin.

Formerly International Chess Federation (FIDE) removed Karjakin from the competition for six months.

“Of course, the principle that sports, including chess, should be outside of politics is the main constant, probably, of our approach.

At the same time, when such events occur, any citizen of the Russian Federation has and should have the right to express his position. No one can deprive a Russian citizen of such a right. But in no way should this provoke any political reaction on the part of FIDE.

We regret this, we call on FIDE to reconsider this decision and still remain out of politics, thereby confirming the international prestige of this international chess organization,” said Peskov, who also heads the Board of Trustees of the Russian Chess Federation.

Karjakin on disqualification: “I don’t really believe that there are chances in court, but you need to fight to the end. If it doesn’t work out, we need to think about creating an alternative to FIDE.”

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