Time flies fast - just mere 365 working days, and the first year of my tenure as a FIDE President becomes a history. A history full of major decisions, vitally important new projects and steady improvement of the situation in the chess world. I and my team are as enthusiastic about making the chess world a better place as we were last year. But we kept not only our enthusiasm - we kept our promises - and we will keep delivering. First year laid a very good foundation, and soon we expect a real breakthrough - working for you and together with you, my fellow chess friends.
Thanks for your support, and have my word - we are going to bring a major change. Because we can. Because we care. Because it is our and my personal responsibility.