Friendship of Peoples publishing house issued the book "A Country Between Two Shores" by Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, RAO Academician Anatoly Tsirulnikov, Head of Search Studies at the Federal Institute for the Development of Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

The book is included in the cycle "Unidentified Pedagogy" of 18 books written by an academic on the results of 40 years of scientific and pedagogical expeditions to the educational outskirts of Russia: Yakutia, Khakassia, Kuban, Penza and Kalmykia ...

Volgograd publishes an essay on the first Buddhist community in Volgograd: the Diamond Way Centre of the Karma Kagyu tradition. The story is very interesting and fascinatingly written.

Talking about the life of their Lama, members of the Kagyu Cargo Centre give examples: he prefers to buy coffee for 2 euros, rather than 10. He does not have a yacht or a palace, and gets his money only when tickets for lectures are sold. Moreover, the Lama transfers all income from his tours to various Buddhist projects. Buddhists try not to ask for anything from the authorities and do everything on their own.


The weekly Interlocutor published an article entitled The Berezovsky Alphabet in which famous people recall different moments of his life. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov spoke about Berezovsky’s attitude to prophesy and religion.

Religion is a mysterious topic. It is believed that Berezovsky decided to baptize in 1994 after the assassination attempt. An Israeli intelligence officer Jacob Kedmi said it was caused only by drinking. One way or another, Berezovsky’s famous penitential letter is saturated with Christian rhetoric.


Thirty-four years ago, two grandmasters, Victor Korchnoi and Geza Maroczy, met at the chessboard. There would be nothing special in this game, if not for one circumstance: Geza Maroczy passed away in 1951. It was the so-called spiritualist chess game between Viktor Korchnoi and the ghost of GM Geza Maroczy.

The idea to play this game belongs to Swiss Doctor of Economics Wolfgang Eisenbeiss. He invited the Russian chess player (who had moved to Switzerland at that time) Viktor Korchnoi to play chess with someone from the other world using a medium. Korchnoi himself could choose the opponent. The chess player laughed at this crazy idea, but agreed, citing the fact that all chess players are a little crazy and this could be an interesting experiment.


A few days ago, Kirsan Nikolaevich told us that a fellow countrywoman, a graduate of MGIMO, Gilyana Lysenko wrote on his Instagram’s page:

“Hello, Kirsan Nikolaevich! In February of this year, I made a presentation about Kalmykia at the Let’s Talk MGIMO conference. I thought that maybe you would be interested to see it.”
Of course, it’s interesting! Kirsan Nikolaevich even asked her to allow us put this video on the Kirsan TV page. So you, dear readers, can also see this video on the main page of our site.


This week marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, after whose death, as Vladimir Putin said in 2008, "there is no one to talk to." On the eve of the anniversary of the man who achieved independence for India, Kommersant asked journalists, politicians, scientists and the military what they would talk to Mahatma Gandhi about.

Here is what the 1-st President of Kalmykia, the 6-th President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said:


In previous years, perhaps, not a single Russian region attracted such attention as Kalmykia. Frankly, the image of Kalmykia was inextricably linked with the image of the first person of the republic. It was with the election of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov that qualitative changes occurred not only in the economic and social spheres, but also in the image of Kalmykia.

Thanks to the political will and energy of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, several significant projects were implemented in this republic, which laid the foundation for a new image of Kalmykia.


For your information, ‘Sled’ (Trace) series, is the longest- running Russian TV series. Definitely, there is no one in our office who has not watched at least one episode. Moreover, I am convinced that among our readers there many fans of TV series about everyday life of the Federal Expert Service (FES). But we never heard from them. They just watch it on Channel 5 in the evenings and keep silent.

A murder is being investigated in in each new episode. Episodes are not interconnected, and you can start watching any episode you like and the plot will not be lost. At the beginning of each new detective story, there is a kind of prologue showing viewers what has happened before, and how it is connected with the crime without revealing who the perpetrators are. In general, each episode is about a single investigation and it runs for 45 minutes. It is very convenient for viewers who can watch only one episode without having to wait for the next one to see another piece of the plot.


As we already reported, on 27 March 2019, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov flew to Kalmykia for the anniversary celebrations of 50th anniversary of the Odn (Star) factory.  He worked as a fitter there for two years. “I went through a Soviet school and worked at a Soviet factory. I am a graduate of the Star factory. Every young man must undergo labour training. I am proud that I am a Soviet worker,” Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said. 

At the ceremony, Kirsan Nikolaevich was awarded the title “Honorary Worker of the Factory”.


Our colleagues from the chess-news website discuss a new film Anna directed by Luc Besson. We, of course, could not ignore it: after all, the film is to certain extend about chess. So let’s will watch it.

Another creation of Luc Besson. Action thriller with elements of a detective story, action, drama and comedy. But we doubt that the film makers may consider it comedy.

 Dashing plot, dizzying action.

Perhaps, only Monica Bellucci could be compared with our Russian top model Sasha Luss playing the role of Anna. Moscow in the ninetieth: bright, decorated, almost how it is today. Kuznetsky Most Street is a pedestrian street with a Coffee House and a tricolour flag hanging opposite.

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