Dvorkovich in the news
by kevinspraggettonchess · Published July 15, 2018 · Updated July 16, 2018
Accuses Makro of Corruption and Nepotism
Arkady Dvorkovich in the pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury: New problems for FIDE?
Jul 26, 2018
After the inclusion of its former president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in the sanctions list of the US Treasury, the banking problems of FIDE seem to never end.
According to our sources, this week one more European financial institution, LHV Bank with branches in London and Tallinn, refused to open an account for FIDE although it is now public knowledge that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is not running.
Facing the reality of Ilyumzhinov not getting re-elected after the infamous Glen Stark scandal, Russia replaced him with another candidate: the former Russian deputy prime minister Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich.
The problem is that Russia’s new candidate is also included in a pre-sanctions list of the US Treasury for, among others, alleged “human rights violations, annexation of Crimea and ongoing military operations in eastern Ukraine” by Russia: http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/30/politics/full-us-list-of-russian-oligarchs-with-putin-ties-intl/index.html , a risk factor that might have influenced the decision of LHV Bank to reject FIDE as a customer, at least until the elections in October are over.
Dvorkovich: “Hopefully, we will be able to avoid a dirty campaign”
by Georgios Souleidis 7/27/2018