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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov asked Obama for US citizenship

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov BAKU, September 11. /TASS/. President of the International Chess Federation [FIDE] Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in a letter to the U.S. President Barack Obama asked for the U.S. citizenship.

Earlier, he sent a letter to the U.S. president and received a notification it was registered. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Chess President Claims He Was Abducted By Space Aliens – And They Invented Chess

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov World Chess President Claims He Was Abducted By Space Aliens – And They Invented Chess

“They came in a flying saucer, picked me up, and I spent a whole day in outer space.”

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In Kalmykia celebrate a holiday Turning the Wheel of Dharma

Wheel of Dharma Today, July 31, in Kalmykia, as in the Buddhist world, celebrate a great holiday – Turning the Wheel of Dharma. On this day Sakyamuni Buddha in the sacred site of Varanasi read his disciples first sermon on the Four Noble Truths. Buddha discovered people that there is suffering in the world; that this suffering has a cause; that because of the causes of this suffering can be stopped and that is the way, exempting them from the circle of endless suffering. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Chinese delegation visited the Republic of Kalmykia

Central temple of Kalmykia The Chinese delegation is headed by the Director of the Institute of Contemporary China Tibetology Research Center in Beijing, Mr. Lien Syanminem visited the Republic of Kalmykia.

At the request of guests Kalmykia delegation arrived in order to exchange views with their Russian counterparts on the Tibet issue, and religious affairs, and to promote mutual understanding and cooperation between the parties. Visit to the Republic of Kalmykia, and visit the main Buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni“, was initiated by the Chinese side. Read the rest of this entry »

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Yesterday the 1st President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit, where in Baku he met with H.E. Ilham Aliyev, president of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the issues of chess development, in particular the realisation of the Azerbaijan government programme for chess development in 2009-2014, were discussed.

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stated that this programme is a good model of the proper government attitude to chess development for other countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alina Makarenko have Golden medal on the Olympic Games in London

Gold medalist Alina Makarenko Young girl from Kalmykia (Russian Federation) Alina Makarenko have Golden medal on the Olympic Games in London.
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Russian oligarch buys Bulgarian oil company “Petrol Holding”

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Queen of chess Alexandra Kosteniuk in Kalmykia Russian oligarch buys Bulgarian oil company “Petrol Holding”. Former President of the Republic of Kalmykia and President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, became a majority owner of the largest Bulgarian fuel distributor “Petrol Holding”.

The Switzerland-based company “Credit Mediterranee”, owned by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has bought the shares of Dennis Jersov and Alexander Melnik which amounted to 52.5%, the remaining part of 47.5% belongs to the Bulgarian businessman Mitko Sabev.

For 17 years (between 1993 and 2010), Ilyumzhinov was president of Republic of Kalmykia – a constituent part of the Russian Federation (European territory of Russia). Read the rest of this entry »

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The President of the World Chess Federation and ex-president of Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has bought a 52.5% stake in Bulgaria’s largest fuel company Petrol Holding

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov The President of the World Chess Federation and ex-president of Russia’s Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has bought a 52.5% stake in Bulgaria’s largest fuel company Petrol Holding.

Swiss-based Credit Mediterranee owned by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov bought the 47.5% stake owned by Denis Ershov and the 5% stake owned by Alexander Melnik, Vedomosti Daily reports. Ilyumzhinov plans to buy 100% of Petrol and is currently engaged in negotiations with another shareholder Mitko Sabev, who holds a 47.5% stake.

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Kalmykia Reps Meet CPC-R General Director

On April 4 Alexei Mayorov, a Federation Council Member for Kalmykia, and Sergey Bazyrov, Head of Iki-Burulskiy District Administration in Kalmykia, met with Nikolai Platonov, General Director, Caspian Pipeline Consortium-R”. The meeting discussed various aspects of cooperation between Kalmykia and CPC in as part of CPC’s Expansion project to increase its pipeline capacity to 67 MTA.

Special focus was made at the meeting on issues around developing the power supply infrastructure in Kalymikia: as part of constructing and tying-in two new oil pump stations, CPC is investing into construction of hundreds of kilometers of new networks and associated facilities. The amount of investment CPC is putting into the external power supply facilities in the republic will amount to over RUR 2.8 bn.

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David Yakobashvili visited Kalmykia to file a tax return

Businessman David Yakobashvili visited Kalmykia to file a tax return.

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Soktu street was opened for foreign tourists in 2012

KalmykiaNews: Soktu street was opened for foreign tourists in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, is involved in the Global Buddhist Congress

Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche Supreme Lama of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche, is involved in the Global Buddhist Congress. These days in New Delhi is a major event, called the Global Buddhist Congress, said the publication Hindustan Times.

The Congress brought together Buddhists from around the world, from different countries, continents and different schools. The purpose of the congress – the creation of “International Buddhist Confederation”. Also at the conference will discuss the following questions: “Preservation and development of Buddhism”, “Life and development: Buddhism in a rapidly changing world”, “Collective wisdom: where delegates will share their conditions, opportunities and threats faced by practitioners of the Dharma throughout the world”, “Ecology and Buddhism”, ” Politics and Society: The interaction with the world of Buddhism”, “Conflict and Violence: A Buddhist”, ” Science and Technology Buddhist point of view” and many others. Read the rest of this entry »

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In December, His Holiness will visit Prague

Dalai lama Buddhism in Europe. December 11 in the Czech capital will come Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

This was the employee of the agency Mediafax the NGO Forum 2000 Philip Shebeko.

The Prague Congress Centre of the Dalai Lama will give a lecture on “The search for happiness in an uncertain world» (Hledání štěstí v nejistém světě), as well as take part in a roundtable organized by the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University and on the problems of democracy and human rights in South East Asian countries. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmykia and MJ Kaveh Group agreed to work together

House of the Government Last days in the Republic of Kalmykia, a delegation from Iran consisting of: Mr. Mohammad Sadegh Kaveh, CEO of MJ Kaveh Group, and Mr. Karimi Hadi, director of production company.

During the visit, Iranian businessmen met with leaders of relevant ministries and departments, visited the Lagansky area, where they visited and inspected the railway station and a site for construction of a refinery, as well as the construction site of the port.

In Elista, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Kalmykia and by MJ Kaveh Group. Signatures to put the memorandum First Deputy Prime Minister Vyacheslav Ilyumzhinov of Kalmykia and CEO Mr. Mohammed Sadegh Kaveh. Read the rest of this entry »

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Buddhist Revival in Kalmykia

Kalmykia By Anna Nemtsova, Special to RussiaNow. November 8, 2011

One third of the population of Kalmykia was deported during Stalin’s terror. As the region struggles, it returns to its roots for answers.

The first Ceremony of Light offering to Buddha was held last month in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.
“Let all our wishes come true! Let all living creatures be free of suffering, of danger, of diseases and sadness! Let peace and happiness govern on Earth!” Read the rest of this entry »

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