On 23 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with an old friend, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of South Sudan in Russia, Chol Tong Mayay Jang.

The meeting was held in an informal setting, which did not prevent the parties to discuss cooperation and a number of business projects. Chol Tong Mayay Jang, with whom Kirsan Nikolayevich had already met in April of this year, invited Ilyumzhinov to visit South Sudan.


As we have already reported, the premiere of the film ‘Vanga as a person and a phenomenon’ took place in Sofia on 19 June. The creators of the project, the first President of Kalmykia, the sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and the translator and close friend of Vanga Stoyan Petrov commented on this event.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: “I would like to sincerely thank the Bulgarian public for the warm welcome and good feedback about our project! It is worth noting that our film about Vanga was the first in Bulgaria after her death. For me, the film about Baba Vanga is a tribute to the memory of an older friend and an amazing person.”

On 19 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov flew to Sofia (Bulgaria) to attend the premiere of his production project, the documentary “Vanga as a Person and Phenomenon”.

The film, created on the initiative and with the participation of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, reveals many previously unknown predictions and prophecies of the Bulgarian healer and soothsayer.

The Bulgarian media call Kirsan Nikolayevich the mastermind of the film “Vanga as a Person and Phenomenon”. And this is not surprising, because the Russian businessman, politician and chess player Kirsan Ilyumzhinov often met Vanga in Rupite in his time. The writer and director of the film is Stoyan Petrov.

Kalmykia celebrates the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni on 17 June. This is one of the main holidays in the Buddhist calendar, which falls on the 15th lunar day of the holy month Yps cap.

Buddhists will celebrate the birth (year 563 BC) of Shakyamuni Buddha, the enlightenment and attainment parinirvana. As is known, all these events occurred on the same day, with a difference between the first and the last one of 80 years. Solemn worship ceremonies will be held in all the churches of the republic as well as charity events, concerts and festive treats for all believers and laity.


We will watch the “Important Person” show by Yevgeny Dodolev on the Moscow-24 TV channel on 15 June, at 18.10 Moscow time. The hero of the show is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Its creator Yevgeny Dodolev said about this programme: “Does history make a person or a does a person make history? Each programme participant had his own way to the top of the social hierarchy, but at a certain point in his life he became an “Important Person” and began to change the surrounding reality.

A meeting of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Ambassador for Youth Affairs of the Pan-African Parliament Albino M. Aboug, was held on 9 June in Dubai (UAE).

Recall that the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) is a very influential structure for representatives of African countries. Incidentally, exactly 15 years have passed in March of this year since the day when the constituent session of one of the key bodies of the African Union, the Pan-African Parliament opened in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). This happened on 18 March, 2004.


On 8 June, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, met Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

Kirsan Nikolayevich said: “I met Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan in his palace in Abu Dhabi. During our conversation I congratulated him on the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the holiday of Uraza Bayram.”
Ilyumzhinov stressed that the meeting was very fruitful; the parties discussed a number of business projects, talked about the development of chess in the region.

On 4 June, the Moscow office of Kirsan Nikolayevich received a letter from the management of the Kremlin Stars Charitable Foundation. The letter reads as follows:

“Dear Kirsan Nikolayevich!
The Kremlin Stars Foundation was created to support large-scale art projects. One of the first projects of the Kremlin Stars Charitable Foundation is the support of the State Kremlin Orchestra’s creative team.


On 4 June, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, congratulated his fellow citizens on the coming Kalmyk holy month of Ur Sar. The greeting reads as follows:

“In this blessed month, any spiritual practice or good action brings karmic merit, which strength is one hundred thousand times more than in any other month of the year. Ur Sar is dedicated to the three great deeds of Shakyamuni Buddha: his birth, enlightenment, and departure to nirvana. Peace and prosperity to your home! May your merits for good deeds bring peace, harmony and well-being to you, your children and grandchildren!”


Congratulations to all Muslims with the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the coming of the holiday Uraza-Bayram! This widely celebrated throughout the world holiday symbolizes good, mercy, fraternity and people's respect for each other.

Uraza-Bayram unites people, making them kinder and merciful. Uraza-Bayram turns believers to the spiritual and moral origins of Islam. At all times, this holiday means accomplishing good deeds and caring for the needy, personifies the people’s desire for spiritual beauty and self-improvement.


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