Kirsan Ilyumzhinov in Rome: day two

On 13 February, first president of Kalmykia, sixth president of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov continued his working visit to Rome. There was time for sightseeing of the Italian capital in the busy schedule of Ilyumzhinov.

No wonder Rome is called the called The Eternal City; it is not for nothing that the great poets, writers, artists and musicians admired this beautiful city: there is much to see here. Kirsan Nikolaevich expressed his impressions in the video message, which you can watch at the home page of our site.

As Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said: “We see almost twenty centuries when we look at the walls of the Coliseum. You always feel the touch of antiquity in Rome.”

Built in honour of Emperor Nero, the Colosseum has long been used by emperors to increase their own popularity. Earthquakes and wars destroyed the former magnificence of the Colosseum, but even today it remains a silent reminder of the heyday and decline of the Roman Empire. Recall the prophecy of the English monk Venerable Bede: "As long as the Coliseum stands, Rome shall stand; when the Coliseum falls, Rome will fall; when Rome falls, the whole world will fall."