Ilyumzhinov launches Buddhist messenger Kirsan.im

The President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced launching the global online messenger for the Buddhists in June.

“We have already talked with the Dalai Lama and his followers. We are launching the Buddhists messenger in two-three weeks’ time for those who are interested in this religion and history of Tibet and the life of His Holiness's”, said Ilyumzhinov.

The messenger, according to the chief programmer Nikita Goldsmit, will be named Kirsan.im. It will work in the same way as other similar applications.
“Add-ons, channels, intellectual games, video, Buddhist calendar and colourful stickers will be available to users shortly after the launch”, explained the expert.
The main objective of the project is to unite more than 500 million Buddhists around the world. Investors pledged about $1 million to start the messenger. Russia’s internet ombudsman Dmitry Marinichev noted that the project was likely to require further funds.
“Any messenger addressed to a particular social group can be successful with the right level of quality marketing. Serious product requires substantial funds”, said Marinichev.
The Russian President’s internet affairs adviser German Klimenko also drew attention to the financial side of the issue. However, he did not rule out that Buddhists would be interested in a new application.
Buddhists Messenger will be available for downloading in the App Store and Google Play.