Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wants to launch a “chess party”. The head of FIDE and former President of Kalmykia wants the party to be an international movement and plans to invite the United Russia Party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) and even the opposition to join. This was reported by several Russian media.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov talking to Anatoly Karpov at the Tal Memorial in 2010