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In Elista was built a new 5-star hotel

Hotel Marco Polo New hotel [ De | Es | It | Fr ]
Italian style

A new 5-star hotel was built in Elista, the head of the economy department reports. A new hotel is located in the Chess-city area. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Former President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has bought JSC “Togliattiazot”

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov [ Ru ] Investments. President of FIDE and the former President of Republic of Kalmykia billionaire Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (Credit Mediterranee) has bought 51% of JSC “Togliattiazot” (Russia).

As President of FIDE billionaire Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has earned his billions can be found by visiting Read the rest of this entry »


Elista Elista city [ De | Ru | Es | Fr ]

Capital of Republic of Kalmykia.
Русская версия: Элиста.

Population: 103,728

Elista was founded in 1865 as a small settlement; the name is from Kalmyk els(e)n ‘sand(y).

Since 1991, the town has been characterized by the slow decay of Soviet-built institutions, and the large construction projects instigated by the republic’s millionaire president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The town center has a number of renovated public parks focused on the main square, boasting statues to both Vladimir Lenin and the Buddha. To the east of the town lies the Olympic village of the 1998 XXXIII Chess Olympiad, known locally as “City-Chess“. The site has a public swimming pool and an excellent museum of Kalmyk Buddhist art, and is also infrequently used as a conference center. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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.

The USA tourisct decided Read the rest of this entry »

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Russian politician Irina Khakamada: Kalmykia amazed me

Russian politician Irina Khakamada
Russian politician Irina Khakamada: Kalmykia amazed me [ De | Ru | Fr | Es ]

Russian politician Irina Khakamada: Cheerful small nation

East – a delicate matter. This is common knowledge. But one thing – to talk about it, and quite another – encounter this subtlety in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Tourist Kasper Boye told about Kalmykia

Hidden republic Photo exhibition

Photo exhibition “The hidden Republic – Pictures from Kalmykia” was opened in Denmark. Kasper Boye told about Kalmykia.

Kalmykia is Europe’s only Buddhist nation. It is located on the North Caucasus – with almost equidistant to the Black Sea in the west, the Caspian Sea in the east, Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) in the north and the conflict-ravaged Chechnya in the south.

Kalmykia is a republic in the Russian Federation. They have their own parliament, but the political leader appointed from Moscow. Read the rest of this entry »

The visit of the Kundeling Rinpoche to Kalmykia

Kalmykia The visit of the Kundeling Rinpoche to Kalmykia. The program shows the date, time, event and venue.

2012 August 23 Thursday
15:00 Arrival in Elista. Exit to the press. Airport of the Elista city.

2012 August 24 Friday
9:15 – 10:15 Visit to buddhist monastery “Geden Sheddup Choi Korling” (Arshansky khurul) Tour in the monastery.

10:30 – 12:00 Arrive at Central buddhist temple of Kalmykia “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”. Tour in the central temple.
13:00 – 16:00 Tour of the Elista-city. Visit to City Chess, the National Museum to them. Palmov, the monument “Exodus and Return”. Elista.
18:00 Kalmyk concert. Government group “KalmConcert” Elista. Read the rest of this entry »

Free help for making video about blessed Kalmykia

Free help for making video about blessed Kalmykia, Elista and Chess city New Vasyuki.

Themes for example: buddhism, buddhist rituals, kalmyk etnoculture, kalmyk chessmasters, kalmyk champions, kalmyk business, kalmyk kitchen, tibetan kitchen.

Sandji Buvaev (page in Facebook)
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Letter from a girl who made a trip to Elista

Central temple Letter from a girl who made ​​a trip to Elista. Development Fund for Tourism of the Republic of Kalmykia has received a letter from a girl who made ​​a trip to Elista. [ De | Fr | Es | Ru ]

Arriving in Elista, leaving their belongings in the hotel and went to see khurul (temple). Upon entering the courtyard my breath, the dream has come true, I’m on the verge of khurul! The building is magnificent and very beautiful.

Khurul (temple) walked around, turning the drums and looking around the yard. The soul rejoices! After visiting the monastery, there was a feeling that all the dear, kind of like back home. Sitting at prayer service, Read the rest of this entry »

The Chessman Cometh

The Chessman Cometh [ En | Ru ]

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


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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Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni
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