The World Championship Match will take place in Sochi, Russia, on November 7 - November 28, 2014. Members of the media are welcome to use this page to receive accreditation and get other relevant information.


Media center contacts:

Coordinator: Alvina Chalova
+7 (499) 653-97-14
Mobile: +7 916 885 9084

Visa to Russia

When you filled out the media accreditation form, you indicated whether you need a visa to Russia. Our media office will issue you an invitation letter, which you can use to apply for Russian visa in the nearest Russian consulate. 

Be advised that even though we are happy to issue accreditation after the beginning of the match, we will not be able to issue an invitation for visa after November 1, 2014, so please plan accordingly.

Please contact our media office if you have any further questions about visa or travel to Russia. 

Accommodation in Sochi

The Match will take place in the Olympic Village. We have arranged a special rate with the hotels that are close to the venue and will host the delegations and some of the Match activities. Please mention the chess rate when you make the booking to receive the group discount. 

Access to the Media Center

All members of the media will have unlimited access to the press center located at the venue. You will need to go through a one-time verification process when you arrive.

Access to the press center will include these features:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Refreshments
  • Light snack
  • Easy access to the press conference area
  • Computer stations
  • Printer/scanner/fax
  • Desks and chairs
  • Computer monitors with live broadcast of the games.