His Holiness Dalai Lama Receives Kalmykia’s Highest Award

Dalai lama November 30, 2006. Interfax. The Buddhist spiritual leader, His Holiness Dalai Lama, has been presented with a White Lotus order, the highest award in Russia’s republic of Kalmykia, “for his outstanding merits and considerable contribution to the spiritual revival and prosperity of the republic,” the Kalmykia president’s press service told Interfax.

The awards ceremony is expected to take place at the His Holiness Dalai Lama’s residence during Kalmyk President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s visit to Dharamsala, India, in December, the press service said.

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