15:38 / 20.10.2021
Alisher Usmanov nominated for presidency of International Fencing Federation 

The Russian Fencing Federation has nominated businessman Alisher Usmanov as a candidate for the presidency of the International Fencing Federation (FIE) for another term.

Photo: RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich

This was announced by the President of the Russian Fencing Federation Alexander Mikhailov.

The elective congress of the International Fencing Federation will be held on November 27 in Lausanne. On October 18, the deadline for the nomination of candidates for leading positions in the FIE by the national federations will end.

“The Russian Fencing Federation has nominated Alisher Usmanov for the post of President of the International Fencing Federation,” Mikhailov said.

Usmanov has headed the International Fencing Federation since 2008, he was re-elected in 2012 and 2016.

Usmanov is the largest shareholder of the USM holding, which controls the iron ore producer Metalloinvest and the mobile operator Megafon. Usmanov’s holding is also a co-owner of the Internet company Mail.ru Group through a JV with Megafon and Gazprombank.