Russian Chess Chief, IS Oil Middleman Hit by U.S. Sanctions

  • Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, World Chess Federation head, sanctioned
  • Ilyumzhinov responded, saying he's not doing business in Syria

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Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, head of the World Chess Federation and a former Russian regional governor, was among four individuals and six entities the U.S. Treasury penalized for supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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