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March 10, 2013
The US team defeated Russia 2.5-1.5 today at the Women's World Team Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. This was a major highlight in an event which started out poorly for the American women.
Irina won her own game against former Women's World Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk,who will be a special guest at the upcoming SuperNationals in Nashville.


Irina now stands with a performance rating of over 2600, second on board two only to reigning Women's World Champ Anna Ushenina. 
Victorija Ni

Resting in her room after this important victory, Irina told CLO: "The moment I found out Vika (Viktorija Ni) had won was my happiest moment of the tournament so far."

View from the hotel

Bargaining for camel wool
Michael Khodarkovsky and WGMs Sabina Foisor and Tatev Abrahamyan
Michael Khodarkovsky & Irina Krush


Khan Shatyr, the big shopping mall in the form of a yurt (a tent)

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