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Republic of 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.

Main temple

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Tour in Kalmykia – European buddhist land! [ RU | FR | EN ]
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Europe’s only Buddhist land

Video about Kalmykia. Europe’s only Buddhist land.

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Russian style Exopolitics – Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s alien abduction

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov 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 »

King of Kalmykia

King of Kalmykia

Tom Parfitt
The Guardian, Thursday 21 September 2006

King of Kalmykia 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 »

The opening ceremony of the temple “Geden Sheddup Choikorling”

A Holy Abode for Theory and Practice of the School Gelugpa 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 »

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