The Olympiad participants arrived to Khanty-Mansiysk. Photo Report

Players, honored guests, arbiters, journalists and FIDE Congress delegates arrived today to Khanty-Mansiysk on 11 charter flights. They were welcomed according to Russian tradition with bread and salt, which created a festive mood. They were accommodated in hotels in Khanty-Mansiysk, and will join the opening ceremony of the 39th Chess Olympiad in a few hours.
Below is the photographic report about the first day of the Olympiad in Ugra land.