First All-Russia Conference "Actual problems of development of chess in Russia"
took place from January 11th till January 14th 2006 in the Samara area according an initiative
of Russian Chess Federations from Volga region, Southern and Central federal districts.
During the Conference problems of chess life in Russia, including questions of children's chess,
refereeing, qualification, chess clubs, women chess, problems of professional chess players,
rapid chess and ways of their decision were discussed. At the conference the
demonstration system of chess games (live coverage)
has been shown
Official conference site: