Posts Tagged ‘military uniform’

I visited one of the most improbable places on Earth, the little-known Republic of Kalmykia

Republic of Kalmykia Tomas Van Houtryve about Kalmykia. Russian version

Earlier this year, I visited one of the most improbable places on Earth, the little-known Republic of Kalmykia.

Located on the arid steppe south of Volgograd, Kalmykia is Europe’s only Buddhist republic.

It also bills itself as a Mecca for chess players. It is the headquarters of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), and a suburb has been built near the capital, Elista, expressly for holding tournaments and offering vacation homes to former champions. The game is mandatory for all Kalmyk school children. Read the rest of this entry »

About Communist ideology in Soviet Union for children

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov President of Kalmykia billionaire Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Communist ideology in Soviet Union for children: Like all of my generation, I went through several stages of ideological indoctrination aided by extensive state censorship. First I was an Oktyabryonok (a pre-pioneer), then I became a pioneer, progressing to the Young Communist League, and finally becoming a member of the Communist Party.

I also served on the pioneer squad council, the Young Communist League Committee, and I was chief of the “Vega” Young Communist League city squad. For many years I lived as though I were drugged; it was only gradually, layer by layer, that I began to peel away at the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Search
Republic of Kalmykia
    KalmykiaThanks
    Golden abode of Buddha
    Nature
    Events
    Lotuses
    Tulip Festival
    Photos
    Museum

    Adventures in Kalmykia!
    Kalmyk Khanate
    Kalmykia
    Map of Kalmykia
    SaigaAnniversary
    Kalmykia
    Adventures in Kalmykia!
    Kalmykia and Star Wars
    Kalmykia!
    Chess city
    Kalmykia
Republic of Kalmykia
    Kalmyk olympics
    The exotic Republic