On October 17, the Russian version of the 80s musical Chess was presented at the Moscow Youth Palace. The musical Chess was created by three outstanding authors: Sir Tim Rice - playwright, winner of the Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards, creator of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Lion King and also composers and songwriters Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus whose names are immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They are also renowned as songwriters and producers of the famous group ABBA.

The plot is based on the gripping story of the rivalry between Russian and American grandmasters for the world chess crown during the Cold War between the two superpowers, the USSR and the USA. A big game and two women who suddenly change its entire course! The emotional intensity of what is happening on the stage is beyond description. The drama of love and hatred, loyalty and betrayal, victory and defeat, betrayal and patriotism, worldwide recognition and complete loneliness, based on real events from the recent past in the history cannot leave the audience indifferent. Three main characters: Anatoly Karpov, Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer formed the basis of the musical Chess.
The premiere took place in London in 1986, and a couple of years later the show - listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most famous musical about chess - was staged on Broadway.


On October 4, 2020, Darwin Cup open children's rapid chess tournament was held at the Darwin Museum in Moscow sponsored by the Pedagogical Chess Union. More than 70 children from 5 to 16 years old took part in the Darwin Cup drawing. A category A favourite (born in 2013 and younger), five-year-old Kalmyk chess player Roman Shogdzhiev, playing for Moscow (coach Dmitry Sarangov), took part in the tournament.

The young player once again proved his superiority in his age group by showing 100% result (5 points out of 5), finishing all games with a victory.
A week earlier, on September 26, 2020, at the Moscow House of Nationalities, Roman won a convincing victory in Journey to the Crown the 13th Children's Chess Tournament organized by the ‘Glory to Fatherland’ society

In honour of the 15th anniversary of Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni Central Khurul, it hosted "Three visits of the Dalai Lama" photo exhibition by the famous photographer, Honoured Worker of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nikolai Boshev, who captured the Teacher's stay on Kalmyk land in 1991, 1992 and 2004.

The head of the Buddhists of Kalmykia Telo Tulku Rinpoche addressed the audience with a welcoming speech. Opening the exhibition, he reminded everyone that this year His Holiness turned 85, in many countries of the world Buddhists declared this year the year of gratitude to the 14th Dalai Lama and this exhibition is also timed to this event.


A graduate of Elista School No. 3First President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent his best wishes to teachers and veterans of education of Kalmykia on Teacher's Day:

“Our dear Teachers! I wish you all the best you on Teacher's Day! I will never forget the generosity of your loving hearts, your patience and understanding! I highly value your dedication and love for us, my students! I wish you happiness, health and success!

On October 2, first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived on a working visit to Dubai. He met with owner of Mohammed Omar Bin Haider Holding Dr Mohammed Omar Ali Bin Haider. The company is one of the leading family groups in the UAE and has been successfully implementing projects in various business areas for over 50 years.  

During the meeting with Sheikh Omar Haider, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Hider Holding Group and the Slavyansky Group of Companies. The goal of the partnership is to create a multimodal trade and logistics complex controlling Black Sea terminal in Sevastopol, LLC Aval, engaged in the export of agricultural products through an agreed system of respective Hubs in Egypt, Oman, etc. Sheikh Omar Ali bin Haider is ready to invest in the project.

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14 1990, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day for Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106. And since 1991, the Day for Older Persons has been observed all over the world.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov conveyed his best wished to all elderly people, chess movement veterans, war and labour veterans, representatives of the older generation of his small homeland Kalmykia:


On September 29, first President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Cairo on a working visit. On the same day, negotiations were held with the Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt Nevine Gamea and the CEOs of Suez Canal Administration. They discussed a number of important issues for the development and implementation of joint investment projects.

In addition, Ilyumzhinov held a working meeting with Vice President for Strategic Projects of Egypt, Lieutenant General Mohab Mamish. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov presented him with Russian chess set made of amber.

On September 23, TV channel Match TV will air the "The Disappeared" show at 10.20 p.m. This time is will be dedicated to the Kalmyk football club Uralan.

By the way, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part in the filming of the show. It tells viewers about the football teams that left the top division of the country.
Recall that in 1997, having become the winner of the First League, Uralan won the right to participate in the top division of Russian football. The best result the club has achieved in the top flight was seventh in 1998. Its highest achievement in the Russian Cup is reaching the semi-finals in the 1999/2000 season. In the 2000 championship, the team took the last place, and spent the next season in the first division, where, after taking second place, they got a ticket to the top again.


On September 21, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took part in a meeting of Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov and members of the Cabinet of Ministers of the republic with an official delegation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The meeting took place at the Government House of the Republic of Tatarstan. A delegation from the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrived in Kazan for a short visit. As part of the familiarization programme, the guests visited Tatarstan Investment Development Agency to take part in presentation of the region’s economic potential. They also studied the activities of the innovation and production Technopark IDEA and visited the "Eidos-medicine" and "Eidos-robotics" centres as well as the techno park of high technologies, IT-park.


On September 19, the capital of Kalmykia Elista celebrated its 155th anniversary. First President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the residents of Elista on the City Day. You can watch Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s video message on Twitter, Instagram and, of course, on the home page of our website.

The text of the message reads as follows: “I wish you happy birthday and prosperity, my beloved city of Elista! I congratulate all my fellow countrymen on the 155th anniversary of the Kalmyk capital!


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