Kirsan Ilyumzhinov to promote the Persian culture

Russian politician and businessman Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has the right to manage the exhibits of Iran's largest private Museum of Fine Arts. According to Ilyumzhinov, the relevant agreements were signed with Iranian partners on 29 December, 2019, during his trip to Tehran.

"The right to manage the exhibits was granted to me by the owner of the museum collection, Mr Hochimien," Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told NG. "My mission now is to advance in different countries the achievements of the culture of Ancient Persia, the Mughals, and the associated culture of the Mongol Empire."


According to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, it took 37 years to gather the collection, the right to dispose of which he received: “It consists of about 13 thousand exhibits. The collection has outstanding artefacts that are more than 1000 years old. Part of the exhibition has already been exhibited in Paris, Geneva, London and Tokyo. The collection is diverse, it includes paintings, ancient carpets, precious ornaments, inlaid with stones, seals of ancient Mongol khans, etc.” The manager provides for the organization of exhibitions in different countries, as well as exchange and sale of he exhibits at the discretion of the manager.

According to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, he plans to go with the exhibits of the Museum of Fine Arts of Iran not only to Western countries, where public opinion is not too familiar with the achievements of the millennial Persian culture, but also to Russia and, in particular, to the capital of Kalmykia, Elista.
“The recent crisis around Iran has shown how little Western politicians, journalists and ordinary citizens know about the history, traditions, psychology, way of thinking of Iranians who are heirs to a unique culture. I hope that my new mission will help at least to fill this gap to some extent,” said Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.