Posts Tagged ‘World Chess Olympiad’

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
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


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 »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Yesterday the 1st President of the Republic of Kalmykia, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Azerbaijan on a working visit, where in Baku he met with H.E. Ilham Aliyev, president of the Republic of Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the issues of chess development, in particular the realisation of the Azerbaijan government programme for chess development in 2009-2014, were discussed.

Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stated that this programme is a good model of the proper government attitude to chess development for other countries. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Geo Social Games, Olympic and chess world

Geo Social Games Former President of the Republic of Kalmykia and President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, where he had working meetings with the Minister for Family, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Mr Ravil Safiullin and the leadership of the Ukrainian Chess Federation.

At the meetings the issues of mutual cooperation including a bill for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine “On the support of Chess in the Ukraine”, as well as the implementation of Chess in Schools programme and a possibility of holding the top FIDE events such as World Chess Cup and Chess Olympiad in the country were discussed.

In Kiev Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with a legendary sportsman Valery Borzov, IOC member since 1984, President of the Ukrainian NOC Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

FIDE President and also President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to visit Trinidad and Tobago

FIDE Inaugural Umada Cup international tournament starting on 14th August

The president of the World Chess Federation and also president of the Republic of Kalmykia, His Excellency Kirsan Ilyumzhinov will be gracing the shores of Trinidad and Tobago for the inaugural Umada Cup international tournament. This will be a special occasion for the chess fraternity as the current FIDE (Federacion Internacional des Echecs) president announced this new tournament-to take place every year in this region–will have an organisation and prize fund of US$40K.

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association (TTCA) on behalf of the FIDE president will be hosting the tournament at the Cascadia Hotel Conference Room from the August 14 to August 18. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Republic of Kalmykia
    Kalmykia Thanks
    Golden abode of Buddha
    Tulip Festival
    Adventures in Kalmykia!
    Kalmyk Khanate
    Map of Kalmykia
    Saiga Anniversary
    Adventures in Kalmykia!
    Kalmykia and Star Wars
    Chess city
Republic of Kalmykia
    Kalmyk olympics
    The exotic Republic