The Russians named the top five regions with the most beautiful Buddhist temples according to their monumentality and serenity. The rating of such places was made by the global BlaBlaCar carpooling marketplace.

So, the list is headed by Kalmykia, which is the only region in Europe where Buddhism is officially professed. There are several dozen monasteries and temples in the republic. The most significant datsan is the Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni in Elista. It is a Buddhist khurul, to which construction Kirsan Ilyumzhinov donated a huge amount of personal funds, followed by the residents of the republic. The temple was erected in less than a year and a half. It was opened on December 27, 2005.
Another famous temple is in the city of Lagan. The statue of Buddha Maitreya is a monument 12.5 meters high and weighing 30 tons. It contains sacred relics, texts of prayers, handfuls of earth from holy places and jewels.

On October 6, in Moscow, the first President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan in Russia Onur Ahmed Onur at the Embassy of the Republic of Sudan.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the possibilities for the implementation of joint economic and humanitarian projects. Sudan is traditionally an important market for Russian companies. Back in 2019, Mr Onur Ahmed Onur said that Russia should be present in Africa as one of the superpowers. Recall that on January 5, 2021, Russia and Sudan celebrated the 65th anniversary of establishing the diplomatic relations.
On the same day, Kirsan Nikolaevich met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Russian Federation, Dulamsuren Davaa. During the meeting, the parties discussed the upcoming visit of Ilyumzhinov to Mongolia, as well as prospects for the implementation of business projects and a few cultural and sports undertakings in Mongolia.

On October 5, over a hundred countries celebrate World Teachers' Day. This is a professional holiday for all teachers, tutors and educators - a day when the role and merits of teachers as well as their invaluable contribution to the development of society are celebrated.

The first Kalmykia President, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated teachers and veterans of pedagogical work in Kalmykia on Teacher's Day. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a graduate of Elista school No. 3, wrote:
“Our dear Teachers! I congratulate you on your professional holiday, Teacher's Day! I will never forget the generosity of your loving hearts, your patience and understanding, dedication and love for us, your students!

Twenty-five years ago, built according to all the canons of a Buddhist temple, the first and largest in the region Khurul of Kalmykia Syakusn Syume was solemnly opened at the vicinity of the village of Arshan on October 5, 1996.

The first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the Kalmykia people on the 25th anniversary of the opening of the first Buddhist temple in post-Soviet Kalmykia Syakusn Syume ("Geden Sheddub Choi Korling") or, as it is also called Arshan Khurul. The text of congratulation reads as follows:
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone who took part in the construction of the Syakusn Syume Khurul. The place was consecrated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, and we did our best to build the khurul.
Many people probably remember opening of Syakusn Syume on October 5, 1996. The weather was cloudy, the sky was overcast. And suddenly the clouds dispersed and the sun illuminated everything around with warm bright rays. They lit up the statue of Buddha, which people carried in their hands into the temple and the statue shone. The people who came to the celebration were overwhelmed with delight. They said: "This is a sign; this is a miracle!"

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons. Since 1991, this holiday has been celebrated all over the world; it entered the calendar of significant dates at the 45th session of the UN General Assembly.

The first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated the older generation, veterans of the chess movement, war and labour veterans of Kalmykia:
“Dear veterans of the older generation! I congratulate you from the bottom of my heart! We owe a lot to you, who survived and won in the difficult years of war and hardship, who defended peace and freedom, who made a huge contribution to the restoration and development of the economy.

The administration of the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha announced that from September 29 to October 1 Buddha wealth vessels for the Yangdrub ritual will be received in the Central Khurul of Kalmykia, the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni.

All tantric rituals will be held online from October 2 to 6. The broadcast will be available on the official YouTube channel of the Central Khurul.
Initially, large-scale rituals were carried out in Kalmykia in 2004, when, at the invitation of Telo Tulku Rinpoche, the monks of the Gyudmed Tantric monastery visited us. But at that time, almost none of the Kalmyks knew about the amazing vessels of wealth, the consecration of which, according to tradition, takes place during the Yangdrub ritual.
In general, the ritual itself, as the Shajin Lama of the republic Telo Tulku Rinpoche says, contributes to the realization of good luck, prosperity and wealth in people's lives. The word wealth means not only material well-being. This is the acquisition of positive qualities of mind, good luck, health, good karma and prosperity.

On September 23, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow, where he met with his friend and fellow student at MGIMO, now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Russian Federation, Dang Minh Khoi.

“I am with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Russian Federation, my friend and fellow student at MGIMO Dang Minh Khoi. He conveyed his greetings to me and presented a gift from the ex-president of Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Minh Triet," commented Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

As we have already reported, the President of Kyrgyzstan met with the first President of the Republic of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

“An official meeting with the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov took place in Bishkek today. In the conversation, the issues of the implementation of investment economic projects in Kyrgyzstan, as well as cultural and sports events were touched upon. I sincerely thank President Sadyr Japarov for his attention to the proposals and opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation! As a result of my visit to Kyrgyzstan, I opened a representative office, coordinated by Boris Chedyrov,” Ilyumzhinov wrote.
Earlier, Ilyumzhinov visited the Talas region, where he met with the presidential representative, and saw all the landmarks. He also noted that he plans to start a joint project in the Talas region. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the Talas region. 

On September 21, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov met with the President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov in Bishkek.

The parties discussed cooperation in sports, economic, cultural and educational projects. “We examined the possibilities for the implementation of investment economic projects in Kyrgyzstan, as well as cultural and sports events,” Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said.
The day before, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, as we have already reported, visited the Talas region, where the head of the region Bakytbek Narbekov showed him the silver deposits in the Kuru-Bakayir area of ​​the Kara-Buurinsky region and the Manas mausoleum.

On September 20, the first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in the Kyrgyz Republic on a working visit. Straight from the airport, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov went to the Talas region, where he has many friends and business partners.

During the visit, Ilyumzhinov held business negotiations with the leadership of the region - the plenipotentiary of the President of Kyrgyzstan in the Talas region Bakytbek Narbekov. They discussed the possibilities for the implementation of mutually beneficial projects.
In a telephone conversation with our correspondent, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said he was awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the Talas Region of the Kyrgyz Republic, which he is very proud of.
Talas Region is one of the 7 regions of the Kyrgyz Republic, located in the north-western part of the country. It occupies the Talas Valley and the slopes of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too mountains. It borders with the Republic of Kazakhstan in the north and west, Jalal-Abad in the south and the Chui regions of Kyrgyzstan in the east.

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