Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Batu Khasikov on assuming the post of head of the Republic of Kalmykia

On 21 September, Elista hosted the inauguration of the head of the Republic of Kalmykia Batu Khasikov. The first president of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was invited to the ceremony. However, due to the busy schedule, he could not attend in person.

Kirsan Nikolaevich congratulated Batu Khasikov on assuming the post of head of the Republic of Kalmykia. It reads as follows:
“Voter confidence is not only and not so much an assessment of past successes, accomplishments and seriousness of intentions for the future.

 This is a trust that any leader must return to the people a hundredfold, not sparing himself, in the name of prosperity for beloved Kalmykia. I sincerely hope that you and your team will have enough wisdom, perseverance, physical and mental strength to justify the high trust of the residents of our Republic with concrete deeds.

In our difficult times, the head of the region should have not only administrative skills and managerial experience. Experience will come and skills can be developed. The leader of the region should, first, be able to spark hope in the hearts of people for a better, dignified life. A true leader should make every resident of our Republic a member of his team. His main task is to unite all and aim the whole society to achieve bold and ambitious plans to be realized.
The uniqueness of Kalmykia, our blessed steppe land, its originality and the traditions of our people will be of help to a leader whose priority is the well-being of every person.
I sincerely wish you to remain steadfast in this difficult path, to be consistent and persistent in achieving your goals. We all have one goal - the prosperity of Russia and our native Kalmykia and creation of conditions for a secure, safe, happy and joyful life of people. I wish you success in your work and all the best.”