Kirsan Ilyumzhinov on the lack of vacations and how to switch consciousness correctly

Kommersant asked politicians and entrepreneurs if they work during vacations. Zakharova, Ilyumzhinov, Kandelaki and others commented.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, entrepreneur, the head of the Republic of Kalmykia in 1993-2010, FIDE President in 1995-2018:
- Since 1989, when I graduated from MGIMO and went to work in a Russian-Japanese joint venture, I have not been on vacation even once. After finishing work as the head of Kalmykia, I drew up my dismissal. An accountant came up to me and handed me a wad of money. Seeing my surprise, she said: "This is compensation for unused vacation for 18 years!"

It's not that I'm a workaholic, I just like my job. And constant switching from one case to another helped from overwork. For example, I deal with the problem of gasification in Kalmykia for some time and then concentrate on the organization of another chess tournament or just play chess.