Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrives in Sharjah (UAE)

On November 17, first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov flew to Sharjah (UAE). Kirsan Ilyumzhinov told our correspondent by phone: “I met with friends Afghan businessmen from Khazars by origin, descendants of Genghis Khan's Mongols who settled in Afghanistan. A large group of Khazars executives work in the UAE. We studied with Ajmal Mangal at MGIMO. " 

The editor’s note: Khazars (from Persian هزار, hezâr - "thousand") are the Iranian-speaking Shiites of Mongolian and Turkic origin, inhabiting central Afghanistan (8-10% of the total population of the country).


The people live in tribes, among which there are the tribes of Borjigins, Barlas, Naimans, Oirats, Jalaiirs, Kereits, Merkits, etc. The Khazars are the second largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.