Опубликовано 08/11/08 в 23:59:04 GMT+02:00 EuRuChess
Let me thank all the people who helped me on my way to the World Youth Chess Champion title which I have deserved in Oct 2008, being citizen of Russia and representing the Croatian Chess Federation:
President of Croatia Mr. Stjepan Mesić and Prime Minister of Croatia Mr. Ivo Sanader, who have kindly congratulated me in the same day I became the World Champion.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia in Estonia Nikolai Uspensky and General Consul Nikolai Bondarenko for the reception in honor of me for my chess achievements.
Municipal powers of the city of Kohtla-Järve where I live, for supports they are lending to me within many years, and personally to: Member of Parliament Mr. Valeri Korb, Mayor Mr. Jevgeni Solovjov and Vice-Mayor Mr. Jüri Kollo, former Alderman of Ahtme District and former Member of Parliament Mr. Kaarel Pürg, Sports Councilor Mrs. Kristiine Agu, and Sports Commission Chairman Mr. Boris Klubov.
Former Minister of Sciences and Education Mrs. Mailis Reps, who have personally distinguished my international achievements and professional achievements of my mother Anastasia Golubenko within her 20 year chess coach career dedicated to children of Estonia.
From all my heart I’d like to say thank you to the former director of Kohtla-Järve Youth Sports School Kalev Mrs. Lai Laas who has protected me and many other Russian children without Estonian citizenship from the first nationalistic invasion of sports clerks, in 2001.
I thank President of European Chess Union Mr. Boris Kutin (Montenegro) and the first President of ACP (Association of Chess Professionals) international grandmaster Mr. Joel Lautier (France) who as good as took me and other Russian children of Estonia under their patronage. They provided our participation in World and European Youth Championships when the Estonian Chess Federations with might and main tried to shut out this.
I thank as well as the Secretary and Webmaster of ACP international grandmaster Bartlomiej Macieja (Poland), chess columnist Mr. Valery Adzhiev (Great Britain) and chess journalists international grandmasters Mr. Alexander Baburin (Ireland) and Mr. Mikhail Golubev (Odessa), Editor-in-chief of the world’s leading chess news portal Chessbase.com Mr. Frederic Friedel, all who have brought to light the nationalistic lowdown of Estonian Chess Federation.
I thank the Minister of Sciences, Education and Sports of Croatia Prof. Mr. Dragan Primorac, President of the NOC of Croatia Mr. Zlatko Matesa and his top advisor Mr. Josip Cop, President of the Croatian Chess Federation Mr. Stjepan Sturlan and the General Secretary Mr. Ervin Sindik, who made possible my journey to Vietnam and congratulated me with the victory.
I thank chess organizer Mr. Ivan Mandekić who have opened Croatia for me in Spring of 2006 and provided my preparations in Summer of 2008 to the World Women’s Chess Championship, and international grandmaster Mr. Ognjen Cvitan who directly worked with me. I wasn’t successful at the WWCC-2008 in Nalchik, Russia, but these preparations turned out very useful for the WYCC-2008 in Vietnam.
I thank a lawyer of the Legal Information Center on Human Rights (Tallinn) Mr. Andrei Arjupin and “Russian Ombudsman” project founder, lawyer Mr. Sergei Seredenko for their invaluable legal aid they lent to our chess club Diagonaal in the protection of basic rights and freedoms of its child and youth members. Exactly thanks to advises of Mr. Seredenko our club achieved the final victory in the many year lawsuit versus the Estonian Chess Federation which corruptly supervened our club for criticism in mass media.
I thank Estonian reporters who have hewn the professional honor instead of a political environment: Editor-in-chief of the Baltiysky Mir Magazine Mr. Dmitry Kondrashov, former TASS correspondent Mr. Evgeny Kapov, Mr. Igor Saveljev (Molodezh Estonii) and Mr. Rene Kundla (Spordileht and Põhjarannik).
I thank international grandmaster Mr. Sergei Shipov (in the recent pass the second of the World Champion Mr. Garry Kasparov) who gave me several important advises simply before my flight departure to Vietnam. At length, I thank our old supporter Moscow chess master Alexander Kuzovkin who has met me with the victory.
I thank President of the Chess Federation of Moldova Mr. Fiodor Scripcenco who roots for me during top events and supports me by e-mail messages. I thank former President of chess club Diagonal Mr. Michel Zdankevich and the actual President Mr. Boris Zaitsev for the optimistical pulsebeat they always inspire.
I thank our tried-and-true friends from the neighboring city of Narva: chess organizer Mr. Sergei Orlov, international chess master Mr. Vladimir Zhavoronkov, and FIDE master Mr. Leonid Peleshev – for their hard efforts to turn the Northern-Eastern region of Estonia to the country chess center.
I thank President of the World Champion Boris Spassky chess club (Saint Petersburg) Mr. Kirill Annenkov who opened for me Russian tournaments on board at his team, and in 2006 I won Russian championship among girls U18 in team classification.
I thank for the support and leaving me to go to multiple chess events – director of Ahtme Gymnasia Mrs. Svetlana Skorobogatova, my first schoolteacher Mrs. Ekaterina Voronova, my form mistress Mrs. Valentina Ivantsova, and all my and not only my classmates who rooted for me in 7,000 kilometers from Vietnam.
With all my heart I’d like to say thank you all the people who have distressed for me and sent me words of support. Please believe me, you helped me indeed – in the 35 centigrade Vietnamese heat, through several time zones and during long 11 round tournament distance your concern was worth its weight in gold.
I’m dedicating my victory to all of you, and to my parents – my irreplaceable coaches – who believed in me.