Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates countrymen on Zul holiday

Dear compatriots; I congratulate you on Zul holiday! Zul has long been a symbol of New Year for our people. And since childhood, each of us knows that Kalmyk families light the ceremonial lamps, bake sweet-smelling bortsoki, and brew unique Kalmyk tea on this day.

May joy and good mood overwhelm our hearts on this festive day. Let every family in Kalmykia spend Zul holiday with hope and faith in better future.

I sincerely wish that all your pure thoughts and desires will be fulfilled in the coming year and that every day will be filled with goodness and creativity. Let this favourite national holiday bring well-being, happiness and fun to every home and every family.
May the joy and sonorous children's laughter, the warmth and the love of dear ones always be with you and never leave your homes!
I wish you all peace and prosperity, good luck and fulfilment of the most cherished dreams! Let the coming year be a happy one for all!

President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov