Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates everyone on St Nicholas Day

December 19, the first president of Kalmykia, the sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated everyone on St. Nicholas Day.

Its text reads as follows: “I congratulate everybody on Happy St Nicholas Day! May peace, kindness and comfort bless every home. Health and prosperity to you and your loved ones. May Saint Nicholas the Miracle Worker save you from all bad events, give joy and spread love in your hearts! I wish you all happiness and all the best!


Currently I am on the Rozhdestvenka st, 15 in front of the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Zvonary in Moscow. In 1996, together with His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II and Moscow Mayor Yuri Mikhailovich Luzhkov, we restored this Church.”

Editors’ note. The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Zvonary (Church of St. Nicholas of Bozhedomsky) is an Orthodox church, known since the beginning of the 17th century. It was rebuilt in 1762-1781 according to the project of the architect Karl Blanca at the expense of Senator Ivan Vorontsov. In 1933, the church was closed. It was reopened as the Moscow metochion of the Pyukhtitsky Nunnery in 1994.