Kirsan Ilyumzhinov's letter to an American economist, Professor Karl Viehe

On 15 February, 1994, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, then president of the Republic of Kalmykia, sent a letter to the American economist Karl William Viehe, who helped prepare comments on the country's trade turnover law. We present the text of this letter to the attention of our readers.

"Dear Mr Viehe. I am aware of your active participation in the preparation of my visit to the United States in October 1993, which, unfortunately, did not take place because of events known to you, which did not allow me to leave the country at that time.

I thank you for the active work done at that time, as well as for preparing commenting on the Trade Law of our Republic.

I intend to visit the United States in the first half of May 1994. I hope to discuss with you the issues of your participation in the International Advisory Council under the President of Kalmykia.
I just returned from the Vatican after meeting with Pope John Paul II, with whom I discussed the spiritual development of our republic. In the US, I would like to discuss the issues of the legal development of our republic and its involvement in the world legal culture."
For your reference: Carl William Viehe is a well-known American economist, Professor of George Washington University and New York University. Back in 1991 he was the main author of the draft law on the Russian stock market approved by President Boris Yeltsin. Later he was a consultant for the Russian Polar Lights oil project. He also advised on various projects of General Motors, Chrysler and the Russian automotive conglomerate GAZ Group. Today, Carl Viehe is engaged in strategic planning for the major Japanese trading company Sojitz. Karl Viehe regularly visits Russia. He gives lectures at the Moscow State University, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia and the Higher School of Economics. Karl Viehe has been cooperating with Russia on various issues since 1968.