Athletistic / Chess. Russian chess player Alexandra Kosteniuk, who currently plays for Switzerland, said that after a while she hopes to calmly return to her native country.

“I am not a traitor. I love Russia and I wish my homeland all the best. I really want that a little later you can safely return to your country, without fearing incomprehensible affairs or patriots who will write a denunciation or something else. “like that. I want, just by walking through the small provincial towns of Russia, to have fun, to notice how the country is changing for the better. The best thing for me is the lifestyle, that people are happy no matter where you go,” Kosteniuk said in the next episode of journalist Vitya Kravchenko’s show on his YouTube channel.

Alexandra Kosteniuk was the women’s world chess champion from 2008 to 2010. She later represented Russia. The athlete joined the Swiss national team in 2022.