FIDE: Chess federations cannot be excluded from elections due to debts
Chess federations cannot be excluded from elections due to debts
FIDE has received a letter from the President of Russian Chess Federation and FIDE Vice President, Andrey Filatov, who steps into the false assumption that each chess federation debt "must be covered before July 23 - or the respective federation won't be allowed to participate in FIDE Chess Olympiad and FIDE President chess elections in Batumi".
FIDE Treasurer, Prof. Dr. Adrian Siegel explains in his answer that no chess federation can be excluded from the General Assembly and the election due to debts towards FIDE. Moreover he states addressed to RCF that "such an intention is against our Statutes and Regulations and I would personally fight against such a request".