Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Valery Kuberlinov was a real legend for everyone who knew him

On August 20, my cousin, Valery Borisovich Kuberlinov, passed away. No words can convey the bitterness of loss that I experienced when I learned about the sudden death of a person so dear to me.

Valery Borisovich, for everyone who knew him, was a real legend. I remember how no one could compare with him in any sport on our street in childhood. He was the best. It was impossible to beat him in table tennis or any other game.
Valera was our invincible champion: no one would ever be able to break his record for the speed of assembling and disassembling a Kalashnikov assault rifle - three seconds. At a more mature age, Valery Borisovich Kuberlinov became one of the best volleyball players in the republic. During his years in the army, he was awarded the title of the master of sports of the USSR. He was a champion of the armed forces in volleyball. 

Valery Borisovich graduated with honours from KSU and was engaged in scientific work. Later, he was promoted to work first in the Komsomol, and then in the party structures. Everywhere he proved himself to be a wonderful leader and organizer. He instilled courage and optimism in people. He was a support to all his loved ones; the doors of his house were always hospitably open for friends and relatives. He never complained about life, neither did he give up; on the contrary, he was always seething with the creative energy, although he himself had suffered a lot.
Valera has wonderful sons Basan and Denis, and daughter Elzyata, as well as two granddaughters, Gilyan and Badma. He was a wonderful family-oriented person, who lived for the sake of children and grandchildren, and dearly loved his wife Irina Borisovna Kuberlinova.
I offer my most sincere condolences to the family of Valery Kuberlinov. I grieve with you. Valera will always remain in our hearts as we remember him: alive, full of optimism and love for people.