On July 20, the world celebrated International Chess Day. Sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated chess players and chess lovers on this holiday:

"Dear friends! Sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, I congratulate all of you on the main holiday of chess players - International Chess Day! In 1966, UNESCO included this day in the list of memorable dates. Of all sports holidays, only Chess Day has become international on the initiative of UNESCO.
Today millions of people play chess, and I want billions to play chess. Because chess is the most intelligent and beautiful game. The world needs smart people, and smart people need chess. Chess will save the world.

On July 9, grandmaster Andrey Selivanov, a fourteen-time world champion in chess composition and the author of more than 850 puzzles and etudes, celebrated his 55th birthday. The sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent his best wishes to Andrey Selivanov:

“Dear Andrei Vladimirovich! Please accept my sincere congratulations on your birthday! You have devoted your life to this noble game. You have made a huge contribution to the popularization and promotion of chess, opened the way to chess for many talented players.
Your chess biography deserves the highest recognition! With your tireless and selfless work for the benefit of chess, you have earned deep respect and gratitude from all those who collaborated and communicated with you. Your name is rightfully included in the FIDE Golden Book.

Dear friends! I congratulate you on the Day of family, love and fidelity! Fidelity, love, family are three "pillars" of the world. They are the main argument in favour of goodness and humanity. Without the Family, we would be lonely and destitute individuals wandering aimlessly around the planet. Without Love, the world would seem dull, gray, hopeless, and the whole meaning of our existence on Earth would be lost. Without Fidelity, there would be no strong heart ties between people, mutual understanding and trust in each other.

Believe me, I know what I'm talking about: everything has its own meaning and price. May these sacred words never disappear from our lives: family, love and fidelity! I wish you all prosperity, fidelity and love! Appreciate your loved ones and always take care of them!

On July 6, the spiritual leader of the Buddhists, the Nobel laureate 14th Dalai Lama turns 87 years old. The first President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated His Holiness:

“Your Holiness! From the bottom of my heart, I congratulate you on your birthday! We are happy to live in the same era with you! I am proud that I met you and touched your hand. I have received your blessing, and this is a great gift! We, who live at the same time and on the same planet as you, are extremely lucky: we can see and feel the living embodiment of the Buddha of Compassion.
I am infinitely grateful and grateful to you for the priceless lessons of wisdom, spiritual improvement, awareness of true human values ​​- kindness, love, compassion and mercy.

Schools will be built in Nursultan (Kazakhstan) and Singapore, where there will be a chess academy, which will be named after the sixth President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Currently, work is underway on the working project. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, at a meeting with members of the national women's chess team of Kazakhstan and representatives of the chess federation approved a number of proposals for the development of chess in the country. The President supported the proposals to include chess as an optional subject in the school curriculum, the construction of a boarding school in Almaty with an in-depth study of chess. In addition, the Head of State focused on the importance of entrepreneurs supporting the development of chess. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stressed that he would continue to pay great attention to the development and support of chess. The same architects are going to implement the project of a chess academy named after Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Singapore. Kirsan Nikolaevich thanked the

June is coming to an end with its memorable dates, holidays, heat and rains... We are to tell you about one date that fell on June: meeting of Ayuka Khan and Peter the Great. Kalmyk Ayuka Khan left a noticeable mark in history - under him, the Kalmyk Khanate reached its peak and played a significant role in international relations in Europe and Asia.

Ayuka Khan was in power for more than 50 years. This is a unique case in the history of nomadic peoples. The name of the Kalmyk Khan Ayuki was well known over most of the Eurasian continent - from China and Tibet to Poland and the Ottoman Empire.
The Kalmyk Khanate played a significant role in the formation of the Russian Empire. The Kalmyks not only guarded the southern borders of the empire, but also participated in all the wars of Russia, starting with the Russo-Polish War of 1654–1667.

Few people know that Pierre Narcisse, who died at the age of 45 in intensive care, was not only a popular performer, but a caring and vulnerable footballer.

In May 2008 in Elista, Pierre Narcisse was given a live ram as a prize. Pierre was delighted, and asked what this meant according to Kalmyk customs, and what he should do with the ram. It was explained to him that the ram emphasized Pierre's status as the most honoured guest, who shall take the ram to the place where it will be slaughtered and roasted on fire.

On June 20, the monastic sangha and Buddhists of Kalmykia celebrate the 30th anniversary of the election of Telo Tulku Rinpoche to the post of Shajin Lama of Kalmykia. This fateful decision was made at the II Extraordinary Conference of Buddhists of Kalmykia and the Astrakhan region.

On the 30th anniversary of his tenure as Shajin Lama the first President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the Honorary Representative of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Russia, Mongolia and the CIS countries, Venerable Telo Tulku Rinpoche:
“I sincerely thank you for the ascetic service to your people, the light of faith that you bring to us through the noble truths of Buddhism! Your contribution to strengthening the religious and cultural ties that have existed for centuries between the traditional Buddhist regions of Russia and the Tibetan community is invaluable. I will never forget how we organized the visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Kalmykia in 2004.
On this significant day for all followers of the Buddhist teachings, we express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to you for your great mission to revive and strengthen high spiritual values, for the love and compassion that you have been giving us over the years.”

I read a story: “A young girl got on the bus. At the next stop, a noisy and grumpy old lady came in and sat down next to her. The woman squeezed into the seat and piled her numerous bags on it. The man sitting opposite the girl asked her why she did not lecture the impudent passenger. The young lady replied with a smile, “It is not necessary to be rude or argue over something insignificant, our journey together is so short. I get off at the next stop".

This answer deserves to be written in gold letters! We should understand that our time on Earth is short enough to overshadow it with quarrels and useless arguments.
It's just a waste of time and energy. Someone broke your heart? "Calm down, the journey is so short." Someone betrayed, insulted, deceived or humiliated you? "Forgive him, the journey is so short."

On June 14 this year, Buddhists celebrate the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni. This is one of the main holidays in the Buddhist calendar, which falls on the 15th lunar day of the holy month Ur Sar.

Buddhists will celebrate the birth (563 BC), enlightenment and parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni. As you know, all these events took place on the same day, with a difference between the first and the last of 80 years. Solemn services, charity events, concerts, festive treats for believers and laity will be held in all khuruls of Kalmykia.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the Buddhists on this great holiday:
“I congratulate fellow countrymen and all Buddhists on a great holiday - the birthday, enlightenment and departure to parinirvana of Buddha Shakyamuni! On the birthday of our great Teacher, we rejoice in his miraculous deeds and try to follow his example. Buddha Shakyamuni came to our world to help people find happiness.

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