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Karpov appearance in Moldovian campaign

Igor Dodon, the President of the Moldovian Chess Federation and until December President of Moldova, hosted a two-day simul and lecture visit of former world champion Anatoly Karpov, himself a parliamentarian for Putin’s United Russia, just ahead of the parliamentary snap election on 11 July, for which Dodon’s Socialists formed a coalition, likely to come out on top, with the Communist Party that he had left in 2011. Dogon’s party colleague Viorel Bologan is a member of the Moldovian parliament, FIDE Executive Director and National Coach of Qatar.