Posts Tagged ‘chess’

The sportswoman of the Republic of Kalmykia won a bronze medal at the World Chess Championship

Дорджиева Динара News from World Chess Championship [ Ru ]: The sportswoman of the Republic of Kalmykia, won a bronze medal at the World Chess Championship among juniors. It was reporting by head of Sports Department.

Sportswoman of Kalmykia Dordzhieva Dinara was third on the basis of chess Junior World Championship (U 20), which Read the rest of this entry »

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Tourists from Japan visited Republic of Kalmykia

Tourists from Japan Tourists from Japan visited Republic of Kalmykia

Today, on July 12, in Elista, the capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, tourists from Japan visited the Buddhist temple «Gold monastery of Buddha», reported by the head of Department of Tourism and of Fund of Development of Tourism of Kalmykia.

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The International Project of Dorji Pompaev

The International Project of Dorji Pompaev Kalmykia News: Would you like to learn to dance salsa with a passionate Spanish or with a hot Argentinian? I’m sure you would, even if you have no experience.

Two years ago I’ve decided to set up my own studio with dance teachers from other countries and cities. Without thinking, I went to New York to find some. I visited several dozens of studios, met many different choreographers and realized that it was the first step of creating something big.

That is how ‘World Dance Travel’ was created in New York. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former President of Kalmykia and movie ‘Vangelia’

FIDE President, former President of Kalmykia, billionaire Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told about the shooting of movie ‘Vangelia’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chess City New Vasyuki

Chess City of New Vasyuki [ De | Ru | Fr | Es | It ]

Chess City of New Vasyuki built for the World Chess Olympiad XXXIII.

Idea of FIDE president, billioner Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (first president of Kalmykia republic 1993-2010).


Chess City
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Today a group of the USA tourists came to Elista, the capital of Kalmykia

Republic of Kalmykia Today a group of the USA tourists came to Elista, the capital of Kalmykia. The tourists saw the places of interest in Elista and the history of the Kalmyk people.

Kalmyk guides told a lot of interesting about Buddhism, buddhistic monks an Buddha in English.

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Communication operator “MegaFon” has gained appreciation for the organization of Internet access during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Kalmykia

April 18, 2013, the Republic of Kalmykia. The communication operator “MegaFon” organized broadband Internet access during the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kalmykia, reported IT-department of KalmykiaNews.

Communication operator provided service high-speed wireless Internet access in the cottage Chess City that housed the administration of the President of the Russian Federation, reported independent agency “KalmykiaNews”. Data transfer rate up to 20 Mbit/s. Read the rest of this entry »

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FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visits Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan On February 1-2, the FIDE President visited Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. He participated in the congress of the Kyrgyzstan Chess Federation and had meetings with the country’s Government.

On the first day of his official visit President Ilyumzhinov met with Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehyan, Continental President for Asia, was also present at the meeting held in a pleasant atmosphere (Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Erlan Abdyldaev are graduates of Moscow State Institute of International Relations.) The possible cooperation between Government Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmykia is a pearl of steppe

Kalmykia Topic of my discussion is about me, because I have unusual life story.

My name is Olga. My family is good and successful; my parents brought me up as a kind, helpful and clever girl. At school I always studied hard and my mother took me to different societies: to art school, to the center for talented children for learning English and computer classes, bell dances. To tell the truth, I felt myself as a “blue stocking”, I had no private life and friends, but after finishing school my life abruptly changed. 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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The Chessman Cometh

The Chessman Cometh [ En | Ru ]

An interview with globe-trotting chess promoter, former president, and freelance diplomat Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

INTERVIEW BY JOSHUA E. KEATING. MAY 9, 2012

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov garners an awful lot of press for the president of the World Chess Federation. But he’s not exactly your average chess buff. From 1993 to 2010, he was president of the Russian republic of Kalmykia and became known for his efforts to transform the remote Buddhist region into an international chess mecca as well as for his frank comments about an encounter with aliens he claims to have had in 1997. (He was also widely criticized for his autocratic rule over the impoverished republic.) Read the rest of this entry »

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FIDE Presidential Board in Elista

Chess city FIDE held it’s Second Quarter Presidential Board Meeting in Elista at the same time as celebrating its President, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s 50th Birthday. Amongst the celebrations, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was awarded the title of Hero of Kalmykia.

The President thanked the leadership of the Republic of Kalmykia, municipality of Elista, City Chess and the FIDE Elista Office for the excellent organisation of the Presidential Board meeting. He advised the Presidential Board that an agreement had been made with CNC and therefore he had signed the Agreement between FIDE and AGON. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmyk girl Baira Kovanova involved in European Women’s Championship in Gaziantep, Turkey

Chess: Kalmyk girl Baira Kovanova involved in European Women’s Championship in Gaziantep (Turkey, Earth planet). Read the rest of this entry »

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Europe’s only Buddhist land

Video about Kalmykia. Europe’s only Buddhist land.



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Buddhist light offering ceremony in Elista

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni [ En | Ru ] Today, on September 24, 2011, in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, a ceremony of light offerings to the Buddha took place.

Thousands of residents and guests of Blessed Kalmykia took part in this ritual that was held at the Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni.

People meditated for the benefit of all people in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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