30 years ago, the law "On Property in the RSFSR" was adopted. For the first time since 1917, it legalized private property in Russia. By that time, the law on cooperation was already in force and the first legal millionaires were making huge money. "Komsomolskaya Pravda" wrote about Artyom Tarasov, Ilya Medkov, Alexander Smolensky, German Sterligov and, of course, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

The first president of Kalmykia and the sixth head of FIDE was born into the family of an employee of the Elista city committee of the CPSU. After the army, Ilyumzhinov studied at MGIMO. As he recalls, it was there that he got the idea of how to make the first million.

Members of the US Congress brought a sensitive for China Tibetan theme to the forefront of international politics. Both houses voted in favour of a bill that would provide for the possibility of imposing sanctions on Chinese officials who would try to appoint a new Dalai Lama.

The 14th Dalai Lama, who lives in India in the city of Dharamsala, has reached the age of 85. According to the Lamaism, his existence does not end with death.
He is reincarnated as a male child established by canon experts by a number of mystical signs. In particular, the child must recognize one of the things of the deceased by reaching out to it.
The mystical ritual of seeking the incarnation of bodhisattva of compassion Avalokiteshvara, the new Dalai Lama has been observed for centuries. But in the first decade of this century, atheists from the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China decisively intervened in it. The Office of the State Council issued a decree that in the future, "living Buddhas" must be approved by the government. In other words, the Tibetan clergy were deprived of the right to find reincarnations of eminent lamas, including the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama himself calmly perceives the problem of the heir philosophically. He says that the institution of the Dalai Lama has not existed forever. It may disappear. And he told Russian pilgrims that he would like to visit our country again.

The Dalai Lama has called on world leaders to take urgent action against climate change, warning of environmental destruction affecting the lives of billions of people and destroying our planet, including his home country of Tibet.

As a call to action, he released a new book in which he stated that if the Buddha returns to this world, "Buddha will be green."
In interviews with Channel 4 News and The Guardian, the Buddhist spiritual leader spoke from the Indian city of Dharamsala, where he lived for about 60 years. He warned that "global warming could reach such a level that rivers will dry up" and that "eventually Tibet will become another Afghanistan", with dire consequences for at least a billion people who depend on water from the "rooftop of the world".


In early September, during the election campaign, the favourite of the presidential race in the United States, the candidate from the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, promised to settle the Tibet issue with China if he wins the elections. 

Biden noted that his foreign policy would be based on humanitarian values. “I will work with our allies to pressure Beijing and return it to direct dialogue with Tibetan representatives,” he said. The politician also promised to introduce new sanctions against China, personally meet with the Dalai Lama and expand the broadcasting of Voice of America in Tibetan.

The Ukrainians were able to chat live with the spiritual leader of Tibet, the Nobel Peace Prize winner 14th Dalai Lama, who unexpectedly announced that NATO headquarters should be relocated in Moscow.

“When it comes to creating unity in society, we need to remind ourselves that we are all the same. I’m a Tibetan, but I’ve spent the major part of my life living in India. However, I describe myself as just another human being. Wherever I go, I think of myself as just like other human beings.
One of the most exciting topics was the war in the Donbass
“The totalitarian system you used to live under is out of date. It doesn’t suit our human nature. Now, in addition to preserving your language and culture, you can exercise your freedom.”
“The totalitarian system you used to live under is out of date. It doesn’t suit our human nature. Now, in addition to preserving your language and culture, you can exercise your freedom.”
“When we are born, we only survive because of our mother’s milk — because of her kindness. On that level too, we are all the same. Some scientists say that it’s human nature to be compassionate because we are social animals with a natural concern for our own community. We can say that we have a sense of altruism and concern for others from birth”


As part of the anniversary, it is planned to organize joint events throughout the year in many areas, such as politics, trade, economics, culture and the humanitarian sphere.

In particular, it is planned to publish a book on the history of development of Mongolian-Russian relations, arrange mutual visits, hold a series of events "Mongolian-Russian Initiative-2021", "Train of Friendship", scientific conferences, photo exhibitions and the creation of a documentary film.


Last week, the first online conference of Buddhists took place in Russia. The conference agenda includes two main issues: the visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Russia and the amendment of the federal law "On freedom of conscience and religious associations." 

The conference was attended by 28 organizations representing four schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Sakya, Nyingma, Kagyu and Gelug from regions traditionally professing Buddhism: Kalmykia, Buryatia, Tuva, as well as from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia and the Far East.


FIDE President met with the spiritual leader of Buddhists, Nobel Peace Prize laureate His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala on August 24. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov asked His Holiness to consecrate the Central Buddhist Khurul (temple) in the capital of Kalmykia. Ilyumzhinov told about this on his Twitter account:

“I asked His Holiness and conveyed to him the request from Kalmykia Buddhists to come and consecrate the Central Buddhist Khurul The Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni, which was built with his blessing in 2005 in Elista. The consecration of the temple will become an important event in the spiritual life of the people!”


The pandemic exposed the sorest spots and revealed the weakest links. Russia did not escape this, which made us acutely aware of the problem of social inequality, which will now increase many times as the ranks of the poor and lowly get replenished by millions of people who have lost their jobs. For many, hopes for the opportunity to live normally will collapse. The gap between the rich and the poor has been very wide before. And now the poor have become even poorer.

Social inequality, as a phenomenon, only until a certain time is a purely theoretical problem. There comes a time when the exorbitant, and sometimes glaring gap in incomes of the rich and the poor is sparking protests.


We are in isolation. Day after day. We read the news. Some are good and some are not so good. Here is an example of positive news: life has returned to the canals of Venice. The number of tourists has sharply decreased due to quarantine, the water has become cleaner, fish, dolphins and swans have returned to the canals. Although many write that there are no dolphins in Venice, migratory swans have really returned.

What else is new? The streets of Thailand’s resorts are attacked by hungry monkeys.

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