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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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Professor of Columbian University Robert Thurman goes to Kalmykia

Ума Турман In April 2012 professor of Columbian University – Robert Thurman planning to visit Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.The spiritual pilgrimage – as Robert Thurman describes his journey to Kalmykia.

Robert Thurman is father of Uma Thurman, famous Hollywood`s star. He was invited to Elista by the Supreme Lama of Kalmykia – Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

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Steven Seagal has visited Kalmykia attractions

Steven Seagal Steven Seagal has visited Kalmykia attractions [ De | Ru | Es | Fr ]

Professional movie fighter, star of Hollywood – Steven Seagal arrived in Kalmykia, reported KalmykiaNews. One of the major 90 well known movie stars, and its affiliation to Buddhism. And for him, the trip was a kind of pilgrimage. In addition to the numerous titles Seagal added another, an honorary citizen of Kalmykia.

Monks did not dressed for the weather, but according to Buddhist tradition, was asked to provide advance Steven Seagal is the warm welcome.

Responsible monks immediately gave the actor a special white scarf symbolizing the white, that is that is to say successful road, and have given to drink national kalmyk tea. Read the rest of this entry »

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Steven Seagal – honoured citizen of Kalmykia

Steven Seagal On November 20 Steven Seagal – famous Hollywood actor and Buddhism follower – arrived to the Republic of Kalmykia of the RF to visit the biggest in Europe Buddhist temple and to attend student Europe Boxing Cup in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia.

According to the press-service of the republic’s head Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, Steven Seagal has been a Buddhist follower for a long time and is interested in development Read the rest of this entry »

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