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  King of Kalmykia | Russia | Guardian Unlimited
Kalmykia is the only Buddhist region in Europe, populated by 320,000 people who are mostly descendants of the Golden Horde that never returned home after the Mongol Khans retreated from Russia.
In 1998 Larisa Yudina, editor of the opposition newspaper Sovetskaya Kalmykia, was stabbed to death and her body dumped in a pond on the outskirts of Elista.
Kalmykia is deeply in debt, partly because the Kremlin encouraged it to operate as a tax haven from 1993 until last year.
www.guardian.co.uk /russia/article/0,,1877387,00.html   (1416 words)

  
 Kalmykia travel guide - Wikitravel
Kalmykia [1] is a republic in Southern Russia and is most certainly the only Tibetan Buddhist "nation" of Europe.
Although the native language of the majority of Kalmykia residents is Kalmyk, Russian is understood everywhere.
Otherwise, Kalmykia offers a healthy environment, and delicious and fresh food — mutton and beef being specialties, which are prized as far away as Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
wikitravel.org /en/Kalmykia   (939 words)

  
  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Kalmykia
Kalmykia is a small, semi-autonomous republic (318,000 people) within Russia, located near the Caspian Sea.
One thing that sets Kalmykia apart from its neighbors is that it is the only Buddhist state in Europe.
Kalmykia was formed as an independent nation at the beginning of the 15th century.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ka/Kalmykia   (217 words)

  
 Flamboyant leader's chess gambit puts Kalmykia on map - The Boston Globe
But wages on collective farms are as low as $11 a month, and Kalmykia -- a scrap of bare steppe that borders the Caspian Sea -- is one of the poorest regions in Russia.
Kalmykia, the only Buddhist region in Europe, is populated by 320,000 people, mostly of who are descendants of Genghis Khan's Golden Horde.
In 1998, Larisa Yudina, editor of the opposition newspaper Sovetskaya Kalmykia, was stabbed to death and her body dumped in a pond on the outskirts of Elista.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/10/01/flamboyant_leaders_chess_gambit_puts_kalmykia_on_map   (861 words)

  
 Kalmykia - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Kalmykia is a small, rodent-like country at the edge of Europe.
Wedged somewhat underneath Uzbekistan, Kalmykia enjoys a range of fine wine growing regions, aswell as a temperate yet moist climate, and is often compared in texture to a piece of high quality linen, smothered with extra virgin olive oil, garnished with kiwi and sprinkled with raspberry flaxbrass.
Kalmykia is well known for its varied and extensive colour scheme, and its superb menu and service.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Kalmykia   (426 words)

  
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On 21 June, a team of eight Tibetans from the Tibet Autonomous Region descended on the republic, charged with the task of weaning the devotion and reverence of the Kalmyk Buddhists away from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Scheduled to leave Kalmykia on 25 June, the delegation is headed by Jampa Phuntsok, Chairman of the Tibet Autonomous Regional Government, and chaperoned by Chinese Ambassador Liu Guchang.
The majority of Kalmykia's 130,000 people are descendants of the Mongol Oriat tribe and followers of Tibetan Buddhism.
www.buddhistnews.tv /current/kalmykia-250604.php   (495 words)

  
 King of Kalmykia | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited Sport
Wages on state-run farms are as low as 300 roubles (£6) a month, and Kalmykia - a scrap of achingly bare steppe that borders the Caspian Sea - is one of the poorest regions in Russia.
Kalmykia is the only Buddhist region in Europe, populated by 320,000 people who are mostly descendants of the Golden Horde that never returned home after the Mongol Khans retreated from Russia.
Kalmykia is deeply in debt, partly because the Kremlin encouraged it to operate as a tax haven from 1993 until last year.
sport.guardian.co.uk /chess/story/0,,1877426,00.html   (1334 words)

  
 Republic of Kalmykia - Kommersant Moscow
Kalmykia is situated in the steppe, semidesert, and desert zones and occupies a total area of 75 900 square km, which is larger than such European nations as Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands together.
In the south, the territory of Kalmykia borders upon the Kuma-Manych depression and the Manych and Kuma rivers; in the southwest it is washed by Caspian Sea; the northwest part of Kalmykia's territory lies in the Yergeninky Hills.
The Kalmyks fought with fortitude in the battlefront of war and in the partisan resistance on the steppes of Kalmykia, in Belorussia, Ukraine, the Bryansk woods, etc. Twenty-one men were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
www.kommersant.com /p-97/r_441/Republic_of_Kalmykia   (1734 words)

  
 Kalmykia: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Lying mostly in the vast depression of the N Caspian lowland, Kalmykia is largely a steppe and desert area.
As a result, the people of Kalmykia (some 170,000 individuals) were deported to Siberia in 1943, and their republic was dissolved.
Kalmykia, for one, stands in direct opposition to Tatarstan: its elected...it with the "Steppe Code" and denouncing the declaration of Kalmykias sovereignty.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/kalmykia.jsp?l=K&p=1   (1660 words)

  
 Embassy of Republic of Kalmykia at the President of Russian Federation
The Republic of Kalmykia stretches to the south-east of the European part of Russia between the Volga and Don rivers.
Its eastern border with Astrakhanskii region is interrupted by a narrow opening to the Volga river, in the south-east it is washed by the Caspian Sea.
Kalmykia has the territory of 76.1 thousand square km.
www.kalmykiaembassy.ru /html/eindex.html   (240 words)

  
 Kalmykia (Russia)
The flag of the Republic of Kalmykia was adopted 30 July 1993.
The National flag of the Republic of Kalmykia - Khalmg Tangch - Ulan zalata khalmg is a rectangular panel of golden-yellow, in the middle of which is a sky-blue circle with a white lotus constisting of nine petals.
Article 158: The National flag of the Republic of Kalmykia - Khalmg Tangch is a rectangular panel consisting of three horizontal stripes: the upper one is sky-blue, the middle one is golden-yellow and the lower one is scarlet.
www.atlasgeo.net /fotw/flags/ru-kalmy.html   (602 words)

  
 Republic of Kalmykia - ChessFidelity
Kalmykia's region is situated in the steppe, semidesert and desert zones.
Kalmykia stands out among other regions of Russia in terms of demographic development with its relatively high natural population growth.
Kalmykia is one of the 22 regions of Russian Federation where the birth rates exceed the level of 10.0 per thousand
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 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Election '06: All about Kirsan and Kalmykia
He wants to bring in 10,000 of his people from China’s northwestern region, 3,000 mile distant, to “help the revival of the language and traditional grassland farming,” as Chinese Kalmyks speak their native tongue and are skilled at animal husbandry.
Kalmykia today has a population of just 290,000 people, half of whom are Kalmyk (the rest are mostly Russian and Caucasian).
Kalmykia is now one of Russia’s poorest republics with an average monthly income of £55 and a desperate shortage of labour.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=3031   (1124 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Republic of Kalmykia (; Kalmyk: Хальмг Таңһч) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic).
Kalmykia is located on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Kalmykia has a continental climate, with very hot and dry summers and cold winters with little snow.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Kalmykia   (2270 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Kalmykia
Now one of Europe's poorest and most underdeveloped regions with a crumbling infrastructure, Kalmykia was once a land of fertile if fragile steppe whose fl soil was cherished by the herdsmen.
The land was ploughed and intensive grazing became the norm.
Kalmykia's local state radio and TV broadcasters are affiliated to the All-Russia State TV and Radio Company, VGTRK.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/4580467.stm   (701 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kalmykia is an autonomous republic in the Russian Federation located south of Volgograd and east of Stavropol Krai.
The President of Kalmykia, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is a young, business-oriented leader attempting to effect reform in his nation.
Republic of Kalmykia - which is one of the Republics constituting the Russian Federation and is also the most advanced in its efforts to revitalize the economy among its sister-republics - is experiencing the urgent need in knowledgeable and well trained young specialists.
www.civilsoc.org /seekpart/kalmykia.html   (306 words)

  
 Religioscope > Archives > Kalmykia: few complaints over Kalmykia's state support for Buddhism
It was thanks to his programme to revive Buddhism that the Kalmyks supported Ilyumzhinov in the first place, chairwoman of the president's expert co-ordinational council, Zinaida Dorzhiyeva, explained to Forum 18 News Service at the Syakyusn-syume temple on 1 April.
According to Kalmykia's US-born head Buddhist, all of the republic's 21 khuruls, or temples, were built with state assistance.
Since President Ilyumzhinov was one of Russia's top ten richest citizens and made large donations to the Buddhist community, everyone thought that he had financed the revival, they said, and even recounted with some pride that Syakyusn-syume was deemed to be one of the biggest Buddhist temples in Europe.
www.religioscope.info /article_134.shtml   (970 words)

  
 Tibetanlama.com :: News in detail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Kalmykia made the revitalization of Tibetan Buddhism a high-priority for regional development, and can now offer Buddhist Russia a well substantiated hope for resolving a great diversity of burning issues.
In the question of the institute’s creation as, admittedly, in other spheres of his far-reaching activity, the supreme lama of Kalmykia maintains an approach somewhat unusual for representatives of the traditional Buddhist clergy in Russia, oftentimes accused of excessive reticence and a lack of desire to enter into conversation with the outside world.
It is precisely in a solid partnership with them, that the head lama of Kalmykia sees the foundation for success of his new projects, whether in the creation of a Buddhist institute or the implementation of major cultural and religious programs.
www.tibetanlama.com /htmls/news_detail.asp?ID=38   (2702 words)

  
 The Republic of Kalmykia Travelogues
Stalin deported the population of Kalmykia to the concentration camps in Siberia.
By the 1990’s Kalmykia was experiencing a cultural renaissance, along with the rest of Russia, during the times of Peristroika.
Kalmykia has assigned it’s own representative to the President of Russia, instead of accepting a permanent representative of Moscow in Kalmykia, like other republics have.
www.trekshare.com /index.cfm?p1=25&trip_id=5834   (2346 words)

  
 Газета.Ru - Ex-Kalmykia police chief doubled as mafia boss
The former interior minister of Kalmykia was taken to Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday after being detained in Nalchik, Bashkortostan.
The former head of the Interior Ministry of Kalmykia, dismissed from his post by a presidential decree on May 26, is also accused of extorting bribes and collecting illegal levies from kidnappers, owners of illegal refineries, poachers, and even from Chechen rebels.
Incidentally, according to the State Statistics Committee, Kalmykia is rated as one of Russia’s ten poorest regions.
www.gazeta.ru /2003/05/28/ExKalmykiapo.shtml   (1031 words)

  
 Kalmykia (Russia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The flag of the Republic of Kalmykia was adopted 30 July 1993.
The National flag of the Republic of Kalmykia — Khalmg Tangch — Ulan zalata khalmg is a rectangular panel of golden-yellow, in the middle of which is a sky-blue circle with a white lotus constisting of nine petals.
Article 158: The National flag of the Republic of Kalmykia — Khalmg Tangch is a rectangular panel consisting of three horizontal stripes: the upper one is sky-blue, the middle one is golden-yellow and the lower one is scarlet.
flagspot.net /flags/ru-kl.html   (807 words)

  
 Leader of Kalmyk republic blackmails the Kremlin - Pravda.Ru
The participants of the picketing denounced Kalmykia’s being donor for FIDE (International Chess Federation whose President is Mr.
The economy of the republic is not developing on the market basis, Kalmykia is the last in Russia in all basic economic indicators.
Kalmykia is unable to provide its population with food.
english.pravda.ru /main/18/88/351/13074_Ilyumdzhinov.html   (879 words)

  
 Buddhist Channel | Buddhism News, Headlines | Europe | Europe's biggest Buddhist temple opens in Kalmykia
Kalmykia, Russia -- On December 27, the Golden Temple was opened in the capital of the republic of Kalmykia Elista (Russia), reports a REGNUM correspondent.
Kalmyk President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, leadership of the Buddhist Community of the republic, Royal Nepalese Ambassador to the Russian Federation Hiranya Lal Shrestha, and representatives of Buddhist communities from Buryatia, Tuva, Mongolia, Tibet participated in the ceremony.
During the opening ceremony, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov called the monument a dedication to the Kalmyks who died during the years of deportation: “We were in a hurry to construct the temple by the end of December, the tragic day when the deportation of the Kalmyk people started.”
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=3,2114,0,0,1,0   (444 words)

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