From 18 to 22 August 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in St. Petersburg, Russia, by the Russian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.
The lecturer was IA Artiom Akhmetov (RUS), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Viatcheslav Ivanov (RUS).
Seven (7) National Arbiters from Russia and Turkmenistan participated in the Seminar and in the examination test held after the lectures.
The following succeeded in the test and they will be awarded a norm for the FIDE Arbiter title, after the approval of the next FIDE Congress:
IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission