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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.

Ethnic kalmyks up more than half of the population (the rest are Russians, kasakher, etc..). They are descendants of the Mongol tribe Oirat that early in the 1600s crossed the Urals to ravage and rule on the Caucasian plains. Tribe made a pact with Peter the Great, who offered them freedom – and guns – on the use of their Mongol steel and horses in the defense of southern borders of Russian Empire. Read the rest of this entry »

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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.


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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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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