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On July 20, as part of the All-Russian action dedicated to the International Chess Day, a chess tournament was held at the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia among employees of the penal system of the Russian Federation, as well as among convicts held in penal institutions. The event was held in the video conferencing mode.

The festive event was attended by the head of the Department of educational, social and psychological work of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Andrei Shmidko, Head of the Personnel Directorate of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Alexander Matveenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Regional Public Organization “Dynamo No. 32” Yuri Chuprina.

With the support of Anatoly Karpov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for Ethnic Affairs, multiple world chess champion Anatoly Karpov, the All-Russian action, timed to coincide with the International Chess Day, is being held in the penal system for the third time.

It is worth noting that for the first time in a chess tournament, employees and employees of the penal system took part.

The head of the Department of educational, social and psychological work of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Andrei Shmidko, addressed the participants with a welcoming speech.

In his speech, he noted that according to FIDE, there are more than 600 million adults in the world who constantly play chess. International Chess Day is celebrated in 178 countries. The tradition of the celebration is established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). All kinds of thematic events and tournaments are held on this day.

79 people from among the convicts took part in the tournament of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, including a master of sports, candidates for master of sports, convicts with degrees in chess.

80 people took part in the online tournament among UIS employees, among them 2 candidates for master of sports, players with sports categories, and chess amateurs.

Major General of the Internal Service Alexander Matveenko, Head of the Personnel Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, Major General of the Internal Service Alexander Matveenko, addressed the participants of the event with words of greetings and congratulations: “It has become a good tradition to hold an All-Russian action in the penal system, timed to coincide with the International Chess Day. Moreover, this year, for the first time, we are trying to hold an event among the employees of the penitentiary system. I would like to emphasize that there are women employees in the list of participants. In addition, the participants include employees ranging from junior inspector to senior management. I hope that we will continue to develop this sport, both among convicts and employees of the penal correction system. “

Before the start of the tournament, the event participants were shown video messages from the multiple world chess champion, international grandmaster Anatoly Karpov and the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich.

Also, generalized reports were heard by the deputy heads of the territorial bodies of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, in charge of the organization of educational work, on the measures taken to develop chess in the institutions of the penal system of the Russian Federation in federal districts.

First Deputy Chairman of the Regional Public Organization “Dynamo No. 32” Yuri Chuprina expressed gratitude to the Chairman of the Board of the autonomous non-profit organization “World Chess League – Transit” Sergei Fomintsev for providing the profchess.com platform, which hosts online chess tournaments.

For 3 hours, the participants of the All-Russian action fought for the victory. In a sharp and intense struggle, the players showed not only true dedication to the game, but also demonstrated outstanding skill, proved their right to be among the strongest.

Alexander Matveenko, Head of the Personnel Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia, summed up the results and announced the winners of the tournament.

Among the employees of the penal system, the winner of the tournament was Artem Dzyga, the head of the guard of the FKU IK-7 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Stavropol Territory. The second and third places were shared by the head of the legal service of the FKU TSITOV of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Republic of Adygea Yuri Meshalkin and the junior inspector of the security department of the FKU LIU – 7 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Astrakhan region Denis Kukhtin.

Among the convicts, the victory was won by the players serving their sentences in correctional institutions of the GUFSIN of Russia in the Novosibirsk region, the second place was taken by convicts from the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Republic of Bashkortostan, the third place was taken by convicts from the institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Novgorod Region.

At the end of the competition, all winners and prize-winners of the tournament will be awarded certificates, medals and cups.

The game of chess in penitentiary institutions is especially popular. To date, more than 850 chess clubs have been created in penitentiary institutions, in which about 16 thousand convicts are engaged.

Press bureau of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia

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