Clean Break: the company completely halting Russian engagements or exiting Russia

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Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) is an international sports organization uniting national chess federations.

Clean Break: the company completely halting Russian engagements or exiting Russia

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The Company Statement
June 08, 2024

Suspend Russian & Belarussian teams from participation in tournaments. In January 2023 the Russian Chess Federation applied for membership of the Asian Chess Federation and announced its intention to withdraw from ECU. In 2023, 104 Russian chess players changed their sports citizenship, while only four new athletes began playing for Russia. This follows from the transfer statistics of the International Chess Federation (FIDE). The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has deprived the Russian Chess Federation (FSHR) of its membership for two years. The decision was made by the Ethics Committee. It is connected with the fact that the FSR included in its composition chess clubs from the occupied Ukrainian territories: Crimea, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions, and held competitions there, and also did not observe "political neutrality".

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