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!


A Lonely Poplar won the European Tree of the Year 2020 competition.

The solemn event took place in the Tselinny district at Khar-Buluk village where the tree grows. Sergey Palchikov, Chairman of the Certification Commission of the All-Russian Programme "Trees - Monuments of Wildlife", expressed his admiration for the natural phenomenon, noting its significance not only for Kalmykia, but also for the whole of Russia. He also noted that that the Lonely Poplar became the winner of the international competition, which is a great success of the people of Kalmykia and the whole country.


On September 14, the abbot of the Tsagan Aman Buddhist khurul, my friend Lama Baldzhinimya, died untimely. He was a wonderful person. I will never forget our communication, our conversations and his wisdom and compassion.

Baldzhinimya loved life, people and he travelled a lot. He visited Chin and Lhasa. He studied at the Ulan Bator Theological Academy. In 2016, he restored the khurul complex in Tsagan Aman. He helped people a lot. He was a whole and real man.


On September 10, Honoured Teacher of the Russian Federation, honorary citizen of the Republic of Kalmykia Valentina Poltavskaya turned 75. First President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent his best wishes to Valentina Poltavskaya on her birthday:

“Dear Valentina Mikhailovna! Please, accept my best wishes on your birthday! Your high professionalism, love for students, sensitivity and hard work have always served as a high example for your colleagues and students.
Since 1976, for 10 years, you have headed the secondary school No. 3 in Elista, which today bears the name of the Hero of Socialist Labour Nadezhda Sergienko and is still one of the best schools in the city. I, like many others, have the honour of being a graduate of this school.



On September 9, first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Kazan on a working visit.

He met with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov in Kazan. They exchanged gifts: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gifted Rustam Nurgalievich a set of chess, and in return received a national Tatar souvenir.
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told us by phone: "We discussed the implementation of the Chess in School programme in Tatarstan, as well as a number of investment projects."


September 5, Kalmykia celebrates the National Writing Day. Its creator is the enlightened Teacher Zaya Pandita (1559-1662). In 1648, he invented the Oirat- Kalmyk Todo Bichig script, "Clear Script".

One of the pages of the Oirat- Kalmyk history is associated with his name. Zaya-Pandita is a Kalmyk and Oirat figure of Gelug Buddhism, the creator of the Oirat (Kalmyk) Todo Bichig script, a translator of sutras and other texts, a poet, scientist and educator, a prominent political figure in Central Asia in the mid-17th century, widely known as an outstanding religious and public figure. Centuries have not been able to erase the bright image and glorious name of the teacher, educator and humanist from the people's memory. Thanks to the scientific and literary activities of the great lama, the Oirat-Kalmyk literary tradition arose in Kalmykia, and Buddhism began to spread actively.

On September 2, Alexander Darbakov passed away. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expressed his condolences on his death.

“While in Beirut, I heard the sad news - the first director of my native plant “Zvezda” (Star) Alexander Savelyevich Darbakov, a prominent representative of our older generation, who revived our republic after Siberian exile, died,” Ilyumzhinov told us by phone. “In July of this year, Alexander Savelyevich celebrated his 95th anniversary. He lived a hard but wonderful life, brought up students and left a good memory of himself in the hearts of his compatriots,” added Kirsan Nikolaevich.


On September 1, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. We will present a detailed report on the trip to our readers later. The most important news is that the Knowledge Day is celebrated on 1 September, and Kirsan Ilyumzhinov wholeheartedly congratulated the students and teachers on this holiday.

“Today is the Day of Knowledge, and I sincerely congratulate everyone on this wonderful holiday! As they say in the East, mother's milk puts us on our feet, and teachers give us wings of reason and send us flying. I wish good studies and new successes to all students!” said first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE.


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