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Leader of Buddhist republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about to declare unilateral independence

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov BBC News

Mr Ilyumzhinov: Not ruling out independence

By regional analyst Malcolm Haslett:

The colourful leader of the small, mainly Buddhist republic of Kalmykia in southern Russia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has threatened to sever financial ties with Russia because he has not received any federal funds for months. Read the rest of this entry »