Kirsan Ilyumzhinov meets with Oliver Stone

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with well-known public figures and show business representatives in the course of the 12th Summit of the Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago. On April 25, 2012, besides meetings with former US presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Poland Lech Walesa and South Africa de Klerc, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Hollywood stars Sean Penn and Oliver Stone.

The participation of American cinema stars in such a representative international forum is not accidental. Seam Penn received the 2012 Peace Summit Award at the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for his active charitable work.

It should be noted that only one prize is awarded at each summit, and this year it was awarded to Sean Penn. D

uring the evening of April 26, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Oliver Stone talked about the possibility of cooperation, including producing films on the chess theme.

It turned out that Stone heard about the Kalmyk Buddhist temple from another Hollywood star Steven Seagal and read in the world press that a part of the priceless relics of Buddha Shakyamuni are now kept in this main Buddhist temple. Oliver Stone said that he would like to visit Elista in September.
Also, during numerous meetings of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, one should note the conversation with the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jodi Williams about various issues of international political and public life. The talks included the situation in Libya and Syria, the issues of banning anti-personnel mines (Jodi Williams was awarded the Nobel Prize for her activities to prohibit the use of this weapons) and, of course, the role and importance of chess in the upbringing of the younger generation.
It should be noted that many of the participants of the summit, although in absentia, know Ilyumzhinov well. Many questions were asked about his trip to Libya, meetings with Muammar Gaddafi and, of course, the possibility of organizing a pastoral visit of the Dalai Lama to Kalmykia. Almost all those who asked these questions (including Nobel Laureates) expressed their respect and support for his active life position.

30 April, 2012