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Sergey Karjakin takes Russian citizenship

The document is signed by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

The year 2009 chess news are dominated by the chess prodigy Sergey Karjakin. He won convincingly the Corus 2009 Grand Slam event in January, applying interesting preparation novelty. Later the same year he won the match The World vs Azerbaijan.

On July 24th Karjakin was again on top of the news wave as he married WGM Kateryna Dolzhykova in a ceremony in Kiev.

At the beginning of 2009 Karjakin decided to move to Russia and join the Russian Chess Federation. A few months later he filed the documents for the federation change. The official decision is a fact, Sergey Karjakin is now player and citizen of Russia. The document was signed on July 25th personally by the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

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