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Russia honours its chess players

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Russia honours its chess players

Russia continued the tradition of honouring it’s star chess players.  President Vladimir Putin’s Edict No 140 was issued on 1st April 2019.

Andrey Filatov who is the Head Coach of the Russian National men’s chess team and RCF President was awarded the Order of Friendship.  This was in recognition of the performance of the Russian chess players at the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Championships held in St Petersburg in December 2018.

Andrey Filatov who the President of the Russia Chess Federation at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Andrey Filatov who the President of the Russia Chess Federation at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Kateryna Lagno on the other hand was awarded a first-class Medal of the Order ‘For Merit to the Fatherland‘. She was crowned World Blitz Chess Champion in December 2018.

The charming Kateryna Lagno of Russia seen here in action during the 2019 World Teams Championship. Photo credit David Llada.
The charming Kateryna Lagno of Russia seen here in action during the 2019 World Teams Championship. Photo credit David Llada.

No Kenyan chess player have ever received an national award to date.

Links

Official Site for the awards.

Kateryna Lagno on Wikipedia.

Andrei Filatov on Wikipedia.

Russia & China win gold in World Teams Championship.