Meeting with Nobuo Sugahara
The meeting of the General Director Nobuo Sugahara with the governing body of the Go Federation took place on July, 20. The President of the Go Federation Igor Grishin, the managing director of the Go Federation Mikhail Emelyanov, the executive secretary of the Go Federation Dmitry Malutin, the interpreter of the Go Federation Andrei Stepanov and Ilya Kirsanov attended this meeting.
Mr. Sugahara-san expressed his hopes that the activity of the Go Federation will contribute to the development of Russian-Japanese cultural contacts.
Mr. Sugahara-san (in the center), Igor Grishin (in the center left)
The President of the Go Federation visited Samara and Kazan
Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation visited some regions of Russia. During the trip Igor Grishin, Dmitry Donskov, the Vice-president of the Go Federation, and Alexander Proskuryakov, the chief of the Strategy and Development office of the Go Federation, visited Kazan and Samara and established there 2 new Go Clubs. Igor Grishin and Dmity Donskov took part in the Go-seminar at the All-Russian Internet and IT Conference.
Igor Grishin (right) the President of the Go Federation, Alexandre Dinerchtein (center) 1-dan pro, and Dmitry Shogin at Kazan Go Amateurs meeting, July 15, 2005.
Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation and Dmitry Donskov, the Vice-president of The Go Federation conducted the Go seminar at the All-Russian Internet and IT Conference, July 16, 2005
Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation, and Maximian Yatskar are opening a new Go Club in Samara, July, 17 2005.
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The 1st All-Russian Go Clubs Festival “The Point of Rise”
The 1st All-Russian Go Clubs Festival “The Point of Rise” has finished. It started on the 28th of June and continued up to the 30th of June. It gathered more than 60 participants, most of them were children. There were a lot of tournaments and a parties. All the strongest players of Russia took part in these tournaments.
Takechi Harumi, the girls from Go-club “Voskhojdenie”, Volodya Spiridonov
Igor Grishin, the President of the Go Federation (left) vs Alexandre Dinerchtein 1p (right)
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