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The inhabitants of Kalmykia, mainly women, the elderly and children, worked on the construction of this railway

Kizlyar-Astrakhan Deportation and genocide in Soviet period in Soviet Union


The inhabitants of Kalmykia, mainly women, the elderly and children, worked on the construction of this railway. Read the rest of this entry »

Unique podium fashion show

Fashion show Unique podium fashion show [ It | De ]

April 24 in Elista will be a unique podium fashion show “Odn Fashion”.

New collections of designers, popular brands of Kalmykia and Astrakhan, and exclusive outfits.

Dress code: Black tie. Read the rest of this entry »


Saiga Saiga [ En | De ]

Saiga – a representative of the so-called mammoth fauna.

In Europe, these unique animals live in the North Caspian region (Kalmykia and the Astrakhan region), informed Rayma Saryaeva.

Today, the number of saiga reduced. Read the rest of this entry »

Kalmyk Khanate

Kalmyk Khanate The Kalmyk Khanate was a nomadic power on the Eurasian steppe. It covered the area called Kalmykia and the surrounding areas stretching from Stavropol to Astrakhan.

For over a hundred years the Kalmyk alternately raided the southern borderlands of Russia but also protected southern borders of Russia and engaging in many military expeditions against the Muslim tribes of Central Asia, the North Caucasus and Crimea. Read the rest of this entry »

The land of Kalmykia helped the “KAMAZ-master” crews to win a stage of the “Silk Way Rally”

Kamaz-Master [ En | Ru ] The organizers have reduced the fourth stage of the race, passing by the route Astrakhan-Elista, by 150 kilometers. After difficult Astrakhan sands to overcome another 500 kilometers of the Kalmykia steppes seemed too much. However, some teams who are preparing for the “Dakar” consider that the more difficult is a stage, the better they will prepare for a transcontinental race. Read the rest of this entry »

Foreign tourists have come to Elista driving BMW motorcycles

BMW Foreign tourists have come to Elista driving BMW motorcycles. On 9 of June the city of Elista (Kalmykia) has been visited by the foreign tourists with BMW motorcycles Hannes Grundner and Karola Kien both coming from Vienna (Austria), says the Kalmyk information and tourist centre “Kalmykia.EU”.

In the blessed Elista, he Austrian tourists Hannes Grundner and Karola Kien had been met by the official Kalmyk representatives from the companies KalmykiaTour and KalmykiaNews.

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Geshe Wangyal

Geshe Wangyal Ngawang Wangyal [ De ]
(Wylie: Ngag-dbang Dbang-rgyal) (c. 1901-1983), popularly known as “Geshe Wangyal,” was a Buddhist priest and scholar of Kalmyk origin who was born in the Astrakhan province in southeast Russia sometime in 1901.

Geshe Wangyal was the youngest of four children and had chosen at age six to enter the monastery as a novice monk. After the Russian Civil War, Geshe Wangyal went to Lhasa, Tibet, where he studied at the Gomang College of Drepung Monastic University in Lhasa until 1935 when he decided to return to his homeland to obtain financial support to complete his studies. Read the rest of this entry »

Stephan Werner on the way to the East

Bicycle trip Stephan Werner, a traveller from Germany, has already reached the city of Astrahan during his bicycle tourist trip. The city is his next destination after Elista, the capital of Kalmykia, which he had passed six days ago. We wish him all the best and successful “travel to the East”. Read the rest of this entry »

In Moscow launched the Silk Road Rally 2011

Today, July 9, 2011, in Moscow, capital of Russia, on the Red Square rally launched the “Silk Road 2011”.

Participants rally “Silk Road – 2011” to be overcome about 4,000 miles and come to the finish July 16 in the chic resort town of Sochi.

Rally route “Silk Road 2011” will pass through the city: Lipetsk, Volgograd, Astrakhan, Elista , Stavropol and Maikop and end at the ski center of the Olympic Games in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the birthday of Buddha

Celebrating a birthday, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha Sakyamuni parinirvana in Elista, resulted in an unforgettable celebration in honor of the three signs of Teachers. His magnificently celebrated in many Buddhist countries. Since 2000, this holiday is officially included in the calendar of UNESCO.

Congratulated the residents and visitors with a bright celebration of Kalmykia Republic of Kalmykia President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Key in his speech became a phrase: “We pray that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama arrived in Elista in September after the Beijing Olympics.” Among the VIP-persons present at the ritual service, was a famous traveler Fyodor Konyukhov. Making the circuit around statues of the Buddha, he made three bows are Buddhist. Now he will have a hard task – to walk in the footsteps Oirats from China to Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov assumed office of the President

House of the Government The inauguration of the President of the Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Iliumzhinov took place in Elista on Saturday November 23, 2002. It was held at the broadened session of the People’s Khural (Parliament) of the Republic of Kalmykia.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has been re-elected the President of the Republic of Kalmykia. For the third time he has had honour to swear alligiance to the people of the Republic of Kalmykia. The head of Kalmykia promised to protect the interests of the people of Kalmykia, to respect and to guard the human rights and liberties, to follow the Read the rest of this entry »

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