Dvorkovich’s team includes Norwegian Göran Eulin-Jansson, Indian Viswanathan Anand, Chinese Zhu Chen and Azerbaijani Mahir Mammadov.
Now Arkady Dvorkovich is 50 years old, he has been heading FIDE since October 2018. As president of the organization, the former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation replaced the Russian Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.
Earlier, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov said that the International Chess Federation is controlled by Russian security services. The politician added that the KGB may have tried to recruit him too, but he always maintained his independence and his own principles and was not going to exchange freedom for “imaginary profit.”