On 17 June, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited a famous American and now Russian actor Steven Seagal.
Recall that the aikido master, the most famous Buddhist of Hollywood Stephen Seagal first visited Kalmykia in 2007 at the invitation of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who at that time was its president.
We already wrote that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Stephen Seagal played a game of chess in the Chess City town in 2007. According to Seagal, FIDE President Ilyumzhinov didn’t play in full strength. At the same time, as a sign of respect and recognition of Seagal's merits, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov signed a decree on conferring the title of "Honorary Citizen of Kalmykia" to the renowned American actor Stephen Seagal.
At the meeting on 17 June, Stephen Seagal warmly recalled his visit to Elista and conveyed his best wishes to the people of Kalmykia. Later, the head of FIDE and the famous actor played a friendly game of chess again.
It should be noted that Stephen Segal recognized the reincarnation of the 17-th century famous Tibetan teacher Chungdrag Dorje. This is how the Honorable Lama Penor Rinpoche defined it. Because of this, the actor abandoned roles in the films with violence and death, breaking filming contracts.