The message reads, in part:
“Right after the launch on air on September 4, 1975 the television show gained amazing popularity and became one of the most interesting intellectual and educational shows on the Russian television. Thanks to the creative community of the expert teams and fans, difficult questions and the search for the right answers, there is a special atmosphere full of sincere emotions that those who like this famous television game treasure so much.
And, of course, I send words of deep gratitude to the founders and veterans of the expert club. Even today, many of them are still connected to the legendary television show and help with the continuity and preservation of its traditions by actively getting involved.”
There are fan clubs of the What? Where? When? television show in almost all of the large Russian regions and many countries where people from the former Soviet Union live. Championships, festivals and tournaments are held. The club work is regulated by the What? Where? When? International Club Association.