Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Muslims on the holiday of Eid al-Adha

On 11 August, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov flew from Seoul to Moscow. On the way from the airport, Ilyumzhinov made a detour to a friend, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Alikhan Kharsiev. There, together with Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, they played chess.

As Kirsan Nikolayevich said: "Alikhan Anatolyevich made delicious Kalmyk tea, and we praised the sacred holiday of Eid al-Adha."


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated all Muslims on the holiday of Eid al-Adha. The message reads as follows:

“I congratulate all Muslims on one of the most revered holidays of Islam - Eid al-Adha!
Marking the end of the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, Eid al-Adha awakens the best aspirations in the souls of believers: compassion, selflessness and mercy for others. The history of this bright holiday goes back centuries. It personifies the ideals of mercy, mutual respect, compassion and care for those in need. It supports the main moral values, generosity and spiritual unity and awakens the desire for good.
I sincerely wish this great holiday fill your homes with good and happiness. May it always serve the harmony and unity of all people; familiarize them with its centuries-old religious and historical traditions. May your faith be strong and hearts filled with love.
"Wisdom, peace, health and longevity to you and your loved ones!"