Go Federation Russia
The current (Jan 2006) President is Igor Grishin.
This federation emphasizes cultural and social aspects of Go over sport/competitive ones.
Go Federation has 63 active members (Jan.2006). Membership fee is 50 Euro per year (foreigners can join the federation as well).
Here is the full list of members(in Russian): http://federation.weiqi.ru/keywords/sostav-federatsii-go
The list of members with SL pages:
- Mikhail Emelyanov,
- Mikhail Sayanov,
- Tatyana Grishina,
- Evgenij Livencev,
- Ruslan Dmitriev,
(date? It looks that this release is from late 2005)
There are 2 Go federations in Russia. It is common practice in Russia. There are two or more Federations in every sport in Russia. Even Japan had its difficulties after the creation of the second federation Kansai-Kiin, however, nobody is questioning its usefulness now.
Go Federation, whose president is Igor Grishin, is developing Go in Russia from a standpoint of openness and accessibility. We stand for attracting new amateurs into Go. Go Federation's position is that in order to develop Go it is necessary not only to support the professionals, but also to assist the newcomers in getting involved in the game and becoming full-fledged members of the Go community.
Go federation encompasses over 10 regions in Russia, in particular, one of its partners is U-de center in Togliatti, where over 400 kids are studying Ushu? and Go.
Go Federation, whose president is Igor Grishin, is the official organization developing Go in Russia, recognized by the Russian government.
Go Federation has received a letter of appreciation from the Japanese ambassador to Russia for its contributions to the development of Go in Russia.
Igor Grishin is a well-known youth Go coach, who developed hundreds of students, laureate of the Russian out-of-classroom pedagogue of the year contest. Igor's best students took part in youth world championships. The Go Federation team regularly takes part the European youth championships. Igor Grishin is the author of multiple Go articles, the book "Art of thinking and winning. Go game for beginners?" (10000 copies sold). Igor Grishin published Miura Yasuyuki's book "Go, An Asian Paradigm for Business Strategy" (2500 copies sold).
Igor Grishin regularly takes youth teams to the Crimean mountains in the and sets up summer Go camps?.
Photos of tournaments, festivals and simply Go life of the Go Federation can be seen at http://goama.upstream.ru/gallery/
You can ask Igor Grishin a question in the English part of the forum and he will be sure to respond. The forum's address is: http://rugo.ru/list.php?11
Go Federation and Igor Grishin are always available to answer any questions, please write!
Go Federation runs regular internet tournaments on the KGS server. The next tournament begins January 14, 2006. Hurry to register and play the strongest players from Russia and the rest of the world: http://weiqi.ru/master/2005/12/21/1/comments
Go Federation's main distinctions are:
- . Go Federation's priorities include not just the competitive accomplishments, but also amateur, professional and social results. It is important that go works for the society, and not just the other way around. In this sense, Go Federation shares European values and is close to the European federations.
- . Go Federation has developed a Kyu-Dan system.
- . Go Federation is creating a pro league.
- . Go Federation hosts the Russian championship, which has a world-unique system of choosing the finalists.
- . Go Federation actively promotes youth Go.
Go Federation, whose president is Igor Grishin, is ready to cooperate with the European Go Federation and support it in accomplishing varying Go development initiatives in Russia as well as in Europe.
Go Federation actively works with the Russian government.
Go Federation cooperates with all Go organizations in Russia.
Among Go Federation's immediate plans is hosting several international tournaments, as well as practicing visits to China and other countries.
We are not starting a war, which we are persistently being pulled into, we just announce our existence and willingness to work for the good of the development of Go in Russia and the rest of the world.
Amen! And when is Igor going to be canonised? :-/