Kirsan Ilyumzhinov congratulates Kalmyk composer and singer Arkady Mandzhiev

On December 14, a prominent Soviet and Russian composer, songwriter, Honoured Art Worker of the Republic of Kalmykia, a member of the Union of Composers of the Russian Federation, President of the International Association of Mongolian Composers, Chairman of the Art Council of the Union of Composers and Composers - Melodists of the Republic of Kalmykia Arkady Mandzhiev celebrated his birthday.

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent his congratulations to the outstanding Kalmyk musician:
“Dear Arkady Naminovich! I sincerely congratulate you on your birthday. Your music and your incomparable songs live in every Kalmyk’s heart. It is a great pleasure to listen to your wonderful music!


I know that your songs will always be sung not only in Kalmykia, but also in many countries of the world. And this success is due to your talent and to our native land that raised you. You have written hundreds of compositions, many of which have already become "folk" today.

I recall with gratitude our joint work when you served as Minister of Culture of Kalmykia. Our joint trips to Paris, Lausanne and other cities of the world, where you came as an ambassador of Kalmyk culture, as a chess promoter.
You are the consummate master of melody. Having heard your song once, you can no longer forget it. With all my heart, I wish you good health and continued professional success. Happiness and prosperity to your family and loved ones!"