After the Russian Team Championship and before the start of the women’s European Chess championship in Georgia on May 7 I had a small break between my chess tournaments, but not without chess.
On April 29 by the invitation of the Governor of the Kirov region – Nikita Belyh I visited a very unique place – a chess factory in the Russian city of Orlov in the Kirov region of Russia. The factory was created in 1939 and starting from 1951 produces different chess sets. It’s one of the biggest chess sets producers in Russia and I was amazed by a chance to witness the birth of the chess pieces! See below for more photos.
The photo-album of the visit of the chess factory in Orlov can be found here.