Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Kalmykia people on Unity Day

First President of Kalmykia, sixth FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulated his fellow citizens of Kalmykia, on Unity Day:

“Dear fellow countrymen, people of Kalmykia! I sincerely congratulate you on Unity Day! November 4, 1612 is an important historical date that reminds us of how people of different nationalities and views united in the struggle against the enemy, put an end to the Time of Troubles and preserved the statehood of our country.
More than four hundred years have passed since that day. But love for the Motherland and responsibility for its fate unite us and help us to overcome difficulties and effectively solve the most difficult problems. This holiday represents the respect of Russian people for the greatness of military exploits and labour achievements of our ancestors.


The desire to see our homeland united, strong and prosperous is a guarantee of future successes and achievements. I wish you all good luck in your good deeds, prosperity, peace and happiness!"