On 4 December, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov again flew to Tehran, where he had a meeting with Mahdi Safari, who was previously the Iranian ambassador to Russia. 

By the way, 10 years ago, Mahdi Safari visited Kalmykia as an ambassador with Iranian delegation to support the construction of a port in Lagani and the shipping Manych Canal from Lagani to the Sea of ​​Azov. At that time, the Ministry of Transport of Russia did not support these projects in Kalmykia, and the Olya port project was implemented in the Astrakhan region.

On 3 December, the working visit of the first President of Kalmykia, the sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to Dubai continued at the invitation of Sheikh Nahayan.

Only 48 years ago, seven emirates gained independence and created a new, strong and sovereign state. Until 1971, they were part of Oman, which remained an informal British protectorate. Since the beginning of the 20s of the 20th century, the emirates have resisted the oppression of the invaders, but 40 years later, under the influence of the League of Arab States, Great Britain withdrew troops from the country.


On 2 December, residents of the United Arab Emirates celebrated the 48th anniversary of UAE National Day. The first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in the UAE at the invitation of a long-time friend and partner Sheikh Al Nahyan. He will participate in the celebration of Emirates National Day, hold a series of meetings with local businessmen, and discuss a major joint tourism project.

In the evening of the same day, Kirsan Nikolayevich attended a grand firework display in honour of the national holiday, which is a day off.


On 30 December, the first president of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met in Sofia, Bulgaria with the famous Bulgarian producer Stoyan Petrov, who was previously the interpreter of the healer and fortune-teller Vanga. Stoyan Petrov made several films about the life of the legendary clairvoyant.

Recall that film “Vanga as a Person and Phenomenon” premiered in Sofia on 19 June. The creators of the project are Kirsan Ilyumzhinov as well as interpreter and Vanga’s close friend Stoyan Petrov.

On 29 November, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. In Bulgaria, Christmas and the New Year preparations are in full swing. The video shot in the lobby of the Sheraton Hotel shows how a puppet orchestra is preparing for a performance.
Kirsan Nikolayevich told our correspondent that, within the limited travel schedule, he intends to hold several important business meetings. According to Ilyumzhinov, he will meet with his Bulgarian friends also.


On 28 November, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was on a working trip to the Islamic Republic of Iran. On this day, Ilyumzhinov held important business and no less important meetings with friends in Tehran.

The closing of the Iranian chess clubs championship among took place in Tehran on 28 November. During the closing of the championship, Kirsan Nikolayevich played a chess game with the tournament’s winner, and also wished success and victories to the Iranian Chess Federation and all Iranian chess players.


On 27 November, we received the schedule of Ilyumzhinov’s trips for the coming days from the secretariat of the first president of Kalmykia and sixth FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. We hasten to share news with readers: on 27 November, Kirsan Nikolaevich flew to Tehran.

It should be noted that the last time Ilyumzhinov visited Tehran on 24 April 2019. This time as in April, business and humanitarian projects will be discussed: import of meat from Russia and Mongolia to Iran, as well as export of products manufactured in Iran to Russia.

On 26 November, the national poet of Kalmykia Erdni Eldyshev celebrated his anniversary. The first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the poet on his 60th birthday.

It reads as follows:
“Dear Erdni Antonovich! I heartily congratulate you, the national poet of Kalmykia, chairman of the Union of Writers of the Republic of Kalmykia on your 60th birthday! I wish you good health, long life, creativity, inspired work in the field of national culture! May you be surrounded by loving relatives, friends and colleagues! On this joyful day, I want to wish you more creative successes, so that your readers will enjoy your new poems. Good luck and prosperity! ”


On 24 November, Russia celebrates Mother's Day. Kirsan Nikolaevich congratulated Russian mothers on this wonderful holiday. It reads as follows:

“With all my heart I congratulate all mothers on one of the brightest holidays in Russia, Mother's Day!
On this day, I want to thank all the mothers on Earth for the greatest gift we received from you, which is life! Our dear Moms, I congratulate you on this wonderful holiday!

On 19 November, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with business friends from Hong Kong, London and Tokyo.

Distinguished guests who have vast experience in implementing various projects around the world, including in our country, gladly accepted the invitation of Kirsan Nikolaevich and came to meet him.
As Ilyumzhinov said: "During the meeting, we discussed a large IT project, which we plan to launch soon."

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