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Chess school has resumed work in the Russian House in Mumbai

02.02.2023 ТАСС 64 просмотров

According to its director Elena Remizova, about 70 people have already signed up for classes.

A chess school for children and young people resumed work on Thursday at the Russian House in Mumbai. As the director of the Russian House in this city, Elena Remizova, told TASS correspondent, the Russian Chess Academy has not worked for almost three years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"This year we decided to resume the work of the chess academy. The famous Indian grandmaster Praful Zaveri, who is very popular here in the west of India, teaches classes," Remizova said. According to her, about 70 children have enrolled in the school. "We can recruit up to 100 students," the agency interlocutor added.

The Academy is designed to popularize the Russian chess school. In the future, it is planned to hold tournaments in Mumbai between young chess players from Russia and India.

"We already have similar experience. Last year, at the Russian House, we organized a friendly tournament between chess players under the age of 15 between St. Petersburg and Mumbai, each side was represented by six athletes - five boys and one girl. The event was timed to coincide with the 55th anniversary of the establishment of twinning relations between Leningrad and Bombay, as well as the 75th anniversary of India's independence and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries," Elena Remizova said. According to her, interest in the Russian chess school is very high in the republic.

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