The Financial Times published an investigation in which it claims that Russia at the state level was trying to push the election of Arkady Dvorkovich as president of FIDE. We have gathered the main facts from this investigation.
Bank UBS closed accounts of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) due to sanctions against Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Negotiations with other banks did not lead to success and FIDE (FIDE) remained without banking services.
The "revenge" of Garry Kasparov and the US Chess Federation might be involved in the case.
FIDE President estimated the personal damage caused by the sanctions at $50 billion.