Anniversary of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov

On April 5, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov turned 55 years old. He receives hundreds of congratulations from famous scientists, politicians, religious figures and journalists. Some of them (abbreviated) we publish today.

"Dear Kirsan Nikolaevich! Please accept my most sincere congratulations on the occasion of your anniversary! On behalf of the entire group of your friends and on my behalf, I wish you and your family health, well-being, constant victories and success in implementing all your plans. Anatoly Torkunov, Rector of MGIMO, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences".

"Your activity as FIDE President contributes to the development of the chess movement all over the world. I am sure that your energy and friendly attitude towards people will allow you to carry out all your creative plans. Let life bring you only changes for the better. Mikhail Komissar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of information Agency "Interfax".
"The editorial staff of Rossiyskaya Gazeta congratulates you on your birthday! You are the most charismatic person in the world, who attract interesting events and bright personalities like a magnet. One can always feel your strength, intrigue and charm. We wish that all your dreams come true, and ideas turn into reality! Olga Sokolovskaya, head of special projects of Rossiyskaya Gazeta."
"Please accept the warmest congratulations of the monastic community of the Central Khurul of Kalmykia! We pray for your longevity, health, happiness and prosperity. Let the light of faith always accompany you in all your good endeavors for the benefit of all living beings! Geshe Mutul, rector of the Central Khurul of "The Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni".
"On behalf of the Association of Buddhists of Kalmykia and on my own behalf, I congratulate you on your birthday! May the blessing of the Three Jewels be with you! Telo Tulku Rinpoche, Shadzhin-Lama of Kalmykia, Honorary Representative of the Dalai Lama in Russia, Mongolia and CIS countries."
"You are a top ranking leader, who is energetic, responsible and able to implement bold plans and new solutions. I am sure that the managerial experience and professionalism will allow you to continue to solve the problems of popularizing chess. Governor of the Tula region Alexei Dyumin. "
"I congratulate you on your anniversary! Let your work and service to people bring you satisfaction at all times. Let every day of your life start with a smile and in a good mood! Natalia Komarova, Governor of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug."
"Both in Russia and abroad, you enjoy the well-deserved reputation of an influential state and public figure, characterized by the desire for creativity and attention to people. You achieve impressive results leading the International Chess Federation. I wish you new achievements! Mintimer Shaimiev, State Counselor of the Republic of Tatarstan".
"I wish you – an active person and experienced leader, optimism and energy to implement all socially beneficial ideas and projects. Let your well-known ability to work and initiative be the key to achieving your goals. Rustam Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan".
"Please accept my warmest and most heartfelt congratulations. In all the positions of a statesman of the Russian Federation held by you, you proved yourself as a talented, bright and large-minded leader. You have shown yourself as very mature and wise President of FIDE, and we all feel your continued support and cooperation. Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova".
"Your fruitful work in the responsible post of the FIDE President promotes the popularization of chess, stimulates the interest of the younger generation in intellectual activities. I express my gratitude for the support in the international sports and the opportunity to hold significant and large-scale competitions in our country. I wish you health, success and prosperity. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus ".