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Kalmyk athlete Anna Komlaeva became the absolute champion of the Open Championship in powerlifting

Powerlifting Championship News from Kalmykia: Anna Komlaeva won on the Festival ‘Arnold Classic Europe’!

Kalmyk athlete Anna Komlaeva became the absolute champion of the Open Championship in powerlifting in the largest international sports festival ‘Arnold Classic Europe’ which took place in Madrid (Spain) from 10 to 14 October.

At the festival there were many honored guests, among 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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