The online chess tournament with a team from Transnistria is taking place in Tskhinval

Sun, 07/05/2023 - 16:30

South Ossetian chess players are participating in the online match with chess players from the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. The international competitions are dedicated to the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

In South Ossetia, the event is being held at the Russian House in Tskhinval.

According to the head of the official representation of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic in South Ossetia Alan Pliev, the event is being held for the first time.

"I hope that in the future we will succeed.  Thanks to the support of the Rossotrudnichestvo, the tournament was organized in the Republic. The event will last approximately three hours. We hope for a positive result,” he said.

Georgy Shavlokhov, President of the Chess Federation of South Ossetia, has noted that these competitions are a significant event, since this is the first meeting between the national teams of the Republic and Pridnestrovie.

“It is doubly significant, since the tournament is timed to coincide with the Great Victory Day and on this day we are establishing even stronger relations in the field of sports. Previously, we planned to hold various events with the participation of Pridnestrovie, and now they have been developed,” he said.

According to the President of the Federation, the most talented chess players, the youth team of South Ossetia, got the opportunity to play with the national team of Pridnestrovie. Shavlokhov has emphasized that it is most useful for the Republic to establish such contacts with the countries of the Russian world.

“This is necessary for us to be able to interact in the field of culture, sports and other areas. We are grateful to the Russian House in Tskhinval and personally to its head Sergei Skvortsov for providing a venue for the competition,” added Shavlokhov.

He has noted that it is also important that a meeting is taking place in the Rossotrudnichestvo, which contributes to the consolidation of relations in the field of sports between the two republics.

The head of the Chess Federation has shared that such meetings open up great prospects for the development of further relations, and they will try to develop them in the future.

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