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Old November 27th 04, 09:48 AM
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It seems a shame that the Dalai Lama would agree to go to Kalmykia at
this jucture, since his visit only serves to enhance the legitimacy of
"flamboyant" Kirsan. One wonders if The Dalai Lama has blinders on,
when it comes to Kirsan's character?

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Kalmykia is Russia's lone predominantly Buddhist republic, and its
flamboyant leader Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has held regular visits with the
spiritual leader and has tirelessly campaigned for his visit to
Russia.

But Moscow has issued him a string of visa refusals at Beijing's
insistence over the past few years.

In August 2002 Russia refused to allow the Dalai Lama to visit its
mainly Buddhist republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia and Tyva and in
September 2001, the Dalai Lama was forced to call off a visit to
Mongolia after Moscow denied him a transit visa.
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Old November 27th 04, 09:56 AM
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(Isidor Gunsberg) wrote:

It seems a shame that the Dalai Lama would agree to go to Kalmykia at
this jucture, since his visit only serves to enhance the legitimacy of
"flamboyant" Kirsan. One wonders if The Dalai Lama has blinders on,
when it comes to Kirsan's character?


Who are you to tell the D.L. how to run his business? Rest assured
that he knows what he is doing.


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Kalmykia is Russia's lone predominantly Buddhist republic, and its
flamboyant leader Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has held regular visits with the
spiritual leader and has tirelessly campaigned for his visit to
Russia.

But Moscow has issued him a string of visa refusals at Beijing's
insistence over the past few years.

In August 2002 Russia refused to allow the Dalai Lama to visit its
mainly Buddhist republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia and Tyva and in
September 2001, the Dalai Lama was forced to call off a visit to
Mongolia after Moscow denied him a transit visa.


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Old November 27th 04, 10:51 AM
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Kalmykia is Russia's lone predominantly Buddhist
republic, and its flamboyant leader Kirsan Ilyumzhinov
has held regular visits with the spiritual leader and
has tirelessly campaigned for his visit to Russia.

But Moscow has issued him a string of visa refusals
at Beijing's insistence over the past few years.


I am confussed. Why does China care if the DL visits Kalmykia? Why does
Russia obey Peking on a matter of this kind? As for the DL being a Tibetan
separatist, I've never met anyone who wasn't - apart from maybe Chinese
people ;-)

In August 2002 Russia refused to allow the
Dalai Lama to visit its mainly Buddhist
republics of Buryatia, Kalmykia and Tyva


Why does this article refer to Kalmykia as Russia's lone predominantly
Buddhist republic, and then go on to describe Buryatia and Tyva as mainly
Buddhist?

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Old November 27th 04, 03:00 PM
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"Isidor Gunsberg" wrote in message
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It seems a shame that the Dalai Lama would agree to go to Kalmykia at
this jucture, since his visit only serves to enhance the legitimacy of
"flamboyant" Kirsan. One wonders if The Dalai Lama has blinders on,
when it comes to Kirsan's character?


No, it`s not a shame that he wants to visit buddhists in Kalmykia.
What about e.g. the Pope John Paul II visiting Russia ? Would he support the
present Russia`s president V.V. Putin then ? Or maybe he would then support
Roman Catholics there ?

Regards,

Jerzy


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