On 17 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited a famous American and now Russian actor Steven Seagal.

Recall that the aikido master, the most famous Buddhist of Hollywood Stephen Seagal first visited Kalmykia in 2007 at the invitation of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who at that time was its president.
We already wrote that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Stephen Seagal played a game of chess in the Chess City town in 2007. According to Seagal, FIDE President Ilyumzhinov didn’t play in full strength. At the same time, as a sign of respect and recognition of Seagal's merits, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov signed a decree on conferring the title of "Honorary Citizen of Kalmykia" to the renowned American actor Stephen Seagal.

"The Russian team started confidently in the world championship. Stanislav Cherchesov’s players left no chance to the team of Saudi Arabia, and won 5-0. Congratulations to our guys on the victory!

I congratulate fans of the world with the start of the World Cup in Russia. I am confident that it will be held at the highest level and will give an unforgettable experience to everyone! I congratulate compatriots on the bright victory in the opening match! Well done!" Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said to the reporter of kirsan.today.

Dear friends! I sincerely congratulate all believers professing Islam with one of the most important Muslim holidays, Uraza Bayram!

This happy day, marking the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan, is a symbol representing for all people high moral values that epitomizes mercy, justice and humanism, compassion and love for one's neighbor.

Dear friends! I wholeheartedly congratulate you on the Day of restoration of the sovereign statehood of Russia. Sincere and selfless love to the Motherland unites all of us on this holiday.

This holiday draws us to the centuries-old history of the Russian state, the richest spiritual and cultural heritage of our people, to the unshakable values ​​of patriotism, freedom and justice.

On 4 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Tashkent to take part in an extraordinary congress of the Uzbekistan Chess Federation, which was held in the building of the National Olympic Committee.

At the congress, the first deputy director of the National Project Management Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Dmitry Romanovich Lee was unanimously elected as the new President of the organization. President of the National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan Umid Ahmadjonov and delegates from all Uzbekistan regions took part in the work of the chess summit.

On 1 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Stanislav Pozdnyakov. FIDE President once again congratulated the famous Russian sportsman, the fourfold Olympic champion in fencing on a convincing victory in the elections.

The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The conversation between the two presidents was constructive and businesslike.

On 30 May, the head of FIDE sent a congratulatory letter to the President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov. The letter reads as follows:

"Dear Stanislav Alekseevich! I heartily congratulate you on your election to the post of the President of the Russian Olympic Committee.
Your electoral victory has become a true assessment of your work for the benefit of the Olympic movement and testifies to the recognition of your experience, the ability to make compromises and achieve your goals. I am sure that your activity in this post will contribute to the further traditional and mutually beneficial cooperation between the Russian Olympic Committee and the International Chess Federation (FIDE). This, of course, will have a most positive impact on the development and popularization of chess not only in our country, but also on the international arena.

I want to congratulate all Buddhists on the Birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni! According to the Buddhist tradition, on the fifteenth day of the fourth lunar month, we solemnly celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana. The landmarks of the spiritual path of the Buddha Shakyamuni are of great importance for followers of the Buddha’s teachings.

Buddha Shakyamuni came to our world to help us all to find happiness and eliminate the adversity. The famous Four Noble Truths revealed to him on the night of enlightenment are based on the principles of humanism and high morality, and today they unite all people who profess Buddhism.

On 26 May, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Sharjah. At the chess club he met with the presidents of the Palestine and Jordan Chess Federations – Rajai Al-Susi and Sami Khader.

Later, on the same day, a friendly game was played with the President of the Arab Chess Federation Sheikh Saud Al Mualla. The game took place in the tournament hall of the 23rd international tournament on rapid and blitz chess.

On 24 May, FIDE president flew to Accra, the capital of the Republic of Ghana. It is symbolic that the hotel, in which Kirsan Ilyumzhinov stayed, is called Golden Tulip. As is known, the tulip is a symbol of Kalmykia. The head of FIDE was pleasantly surprised at this coincidence. And it's hot in Ghana now, Ilyumzhinov told us by phone, it is almost like in Elista: 40 C.

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