This International Arbiter Workshop took place on June 21-24 under the patronage of FIDE Vice-President Mahir Mammedov. Mr. Mammedov opened the workshop and personally welcomed participants from four federations.
Twenty-five arbiters from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine took part in the event. The Lecturer was IA/FL Faig Gasanov (AZE); the Assistant Lecturer was IA/IO Vadim Tsypin (CAN). The language of the workshop was Russian. The examination test featured some questions in Russian and the others in English.