Posts Tagged ‘President of Kalmykia’

My election campaign: the liquidation of KGB and Soviet Government

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: My election campaign: the liquidation of KGB and Soviet Government

My election campaign was underway. I informed people of my program which included among many other details:
the liquidation of Soviet Government;
the abolishment of the KGB;
the promise to prioritize the interests of private citizens above those of the state,
to abolish all but five of the forty active Read the rest of this entry »

I was started the first capitalist revolution in the country

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: I was started the first capitalist revolution in the country!

– “Enough of our hush-hush talks,” I said. “The campaign must be fair and above-board. Let our programs compete openly. As for the people they’ll decide for themselves what is best for them.” Read the rest of this entry »

My cherished dream is to see Kalmykia blossoming

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov My dream is to turn Kalmykia into a republic in which citizens are proud to live just as in America, England, Japan or France.

We must do everything we can to ensure that our children can say with pride: “I live in Kalmykia”. Everyone must begin to think of his or herself as a resident of Kalmykia first, and only then a Chechen, Darghin, Russian, Kalmyk or Ukrainian. Your little homeland, the land on which Read the rest of this entry »

The wellbeing of an individual, the wellbeing of a family, the republic, of Russia

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov The Great Steppe Side Law was adopted for the first time in 1640 at a congress between Jungar and the Khalkhass khans. Those were troubled times, years of general discord. The tribes were scattered and weakened both by wars against external enemies as well as themselves.

Twenty-eight khans and three Buddhist activists grouped together to adopt the great steppe side law which aimed at eradicating internecine battles and conflicts between the khans which had torn the land apart for centuries. They gathered together to establish order and a durable peace on the territory of the Mongol Khanates. The wisdom of a nation is based on the experience of the past.

The Kalmyks say: Read the rest of this entry »

Paris, The cathedral of Notre Dame, God, reincarnation and soul

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov During that visit I finally found myself with an hour or two of free time. The meeting had been scheduled for the evening. Spring. I took a walk around the capital of France. Fine smells mingled with the thawing snow and the acrid car exhaust. I walked along a bridge, past two your people kissing, past a smiling street trader peddling badges, old coins and chains, and past British tourists. Suddenly I saw the world-famous Isle de la Cite and then the enormous grey wonder of the slowly approaching Notre Dame.

I bought a ticket, entered the building, sat down in the third row and felt my chest slowly fill with a sweet pain. How many times had I dreamed of coming here! I felt intimations of a miracle. Read the rest of this entry »

Ilyumzhinov, Vanga, Dalai Lama and Kalmykia

Taking the decision to run for president of Kalmykia, I realized clearly that people were fed up with continuous elections, political intrigues and playing at democracy. What Kalmykia needed was a dramatic change of structure and attitude which would take the needs of the people into consideration, and would awaken and instill in each citizen the belief that he could, and must, earn a real wage for real work, rather than the miserable pennies which he was paid now. The republic must quickly embrace a market economy before it was too late.

I was fully aware that if I were elected president my popularity would swiftly slide downhill. Read the rest of this entry »

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Communism in Soviet Union

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Communism in Soviet Union. We students had free access to many western publications. A number of articles on UFOs, on they way in which a person’s individuality manifests itself in their handwriting, on the experience of clinical death, on clairvoyance and bio-energy, aroused my interest and I became an avid reader of everything dedicated to these enigmatic phenomena. I spent my evenings translating articles and notes from the foreign press and in the mornings I hurried back to the institute.

That is not to say that I was a total square, who poured over books constantly, diligently took notes in lectures, was never late for class and never played truant. I was a normal Soviet student; I liked to go dancing, I had been Read the rest of this entry »

President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov about Ashoka and Mahatma Gandhi

Three centuries prior to the birth of Christ the great Indian king Ashoka defeated his enemy. However, the terrible slaughter which had preceded victory radically changed Ashoka’s attitudes. From that time on, he renounced war and begun to blaze a trail of peace. Ashoka’s words – in which the king tells of his repentance and loathing of war – were carved in stone and metal for the edification of future generations of his people. “The only victory”, he wrote, “is one over oneself and the winning of people’s hearts by means of law, duty and piety.”

He concluded peace agreements with both his neighbors and more remote kingdoms, following the fundamental tenet of Buddhist teaching: non-violence, non coercion and religious tolerance. All over the country hospitals and gardens blossomed, along with a network of wells and roads. In the 3rd century B.C. King Ashoka founded 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 »