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Kalmykia is the only Buddhist region in Europe.
In old times the Great Silk Way was here, the hordes of the ancient Scythians, Huns, Sarmats roamed in these steppes and Khazars built towns here.
Nowadays the shortest automobile, railway and air routes connecting the Caucasus with Nizhnee Povolzhje and the central Russia run through this territory.
Eastern boundary of Kalmykia are washed by the Caspian Sea, and the great Russian river Volga flows through territory of Kalmykia. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Buddhist land, Elista, Hidden Republic, Huns, Kalmyk history, Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Republic of Kalmykia, saiga, Sarmats, Scythians, small republic
Exopolitics (literally politics out of this world) has become a buzz word among some ufologists in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, but in Russia’s rough and tumble political world the subject of alien abductions erupted without any need of lobbyists calling for UFO disclosure.
The international media reported widely last May that Andrei Lebedev, a member of Parliament for the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, wrote a letter to President Medvedev in reaction to a disclosure by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, head of the Buddhist Kalmykia region in southern Russia, Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Africa, alien civilization, aliens, Anatoly Karpov, Andrei Lebedev, apartments, british newspaper, British TV, Buddhist land, Caspian sea, Caucasus, chess, China, Dalai lama, Dmitry Medvedev, Elista, Exopolitics, FIDE, interview, Japan, Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Latin America, Michael Specter, Mongolia, Moscow, nationalist Liberal Democratic Party, President of Kalmykia, Qatar, Radio Freedom, Russia, Russia president, Russian newspaper, Russian style, Secret information, southern Russia, space, spacesuit, The Guardian, The New Yorker, TV, UFO, Vanga, Vladimir Pozner
King of Kalmykia
The Guardian, Thursday 21 September 2006
Life is not all plain sailing for Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the flamboyant leader of the Russian republic of Kalmykia. For a start, his Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II needs constant repairs thanks to the rutted roads of his impoverished fiefdom. And then there is the danger of alien abduction. He has already been pressganged into one trip on a UFO – in 1997 when he was on a business trip to Moscow. “They took me from my apartment and we went aboard their ship,” he says, sitting in his office in Kalmykia’s capital, Elista. “We flew to some kind of star. They put a spacesuit on me, told me many things and showed me around. They wanted to demonstrate that UFOs do exist.”
And yet Ilyumzhinov could not be happier. On Saturday he will satisfy two of his great passions – self-promotion and chess – when his republic hosts a tournament to decide the best chess player on earth. The contest between “classical chess” champion Vladimir Kramnik and World Chess Federation (Fide) No 1 Veselin Topalov will produce an undisputed world champion and end a 13-year schism in the sport. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Buddhist land, Buddhist region in Europe, business, business trip, Caspian sea, Chess city, Chess Palace, crude oil, Dalai lama, Elista, Gadafy, Genghis Khan, Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni, Golden Horde, Golden temple, happiness, Hummer, intergalactic meeting, Kalmykia, King of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Lincoln, Moscow, New Vasyuki, oil, phones, president, prosperity, Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II, Saddam Hussein, spacesuit, spiritual guide, The Guardian, Tom Parfitt, UFO, UFO trip, Vanga, Veselin Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik, Vladimir Lenin, Vladimir Putin, World Chess Federation
On the 5-th of October in 1996 the opening ceremony of the Central temple (khurul) took place. His Holiness Dalai-Lama named the temple “Geden Sheddup Choikorling” (A Holy Abode for Theory and Practice of the School Gelugpa).
Believers waited for the event and at last the first Buddhist temple was built on the Kalmyk land after the people’s return to their native places. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Buddhist land, buddhist temples, ceremony, Dalai lama, Elista, Gedden Sheddup Choikorling, Gelug school, Kalmyk land, Kalmykia, native places, Opening ceremony, Syakyusn Syume, temple