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Old June 12th 04, 10:47 AM
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Here you can read on Kalmykia and its president Ilyum(d)zhinov :

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/...umdzhinov.html

The beginning of the article is related directly to chess :

President of Kalmyk autonomous republic Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov is telling the
Kremlin that if Moscow dismisses him, there will be the second Chechnya in
Kalmykia.Meanwhile, in republic"s capital Elista political hunger-strike
with the demand to dismiss President Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov, is in progress.
The hunger-strike started on May 21, simultaneously with Women"s World Chess
Championship beginning, and continues after the championship was finished.
The action was initiated by Basan Gorodovikov and Boris Andzhaev -
well-known politicians in the republic who made the statement that they were
protesting "against anti-people rule of Ilyumdzhinov - oppressor of civil
rights and freedoms in Kalmykia".

13 more people (including 5 women) have joined the hunger-strike. On June 6
the opposition consisting of regional branches of several political parties,
organized picketing in support of the protesters. More than 500 people from
different regions of Kalmykia participated.

The participants of the picketing denounced Kalmykia"s being donor for FIDE
(International Chess Federation whose President is Mr. Ilyumdzhinov), "We
don"t want holidays in poverty-stricken region. When you, participants of
the chess championship, are enjoying yourselves with the concerts of the
poverty-stricken performers and dinners in expensive restaurants, the
majority of children in Kalmykia have no enough food. Poor Kalmykia cannot
be donor and money-bag for FIDE!"
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Jerzy


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Old June 12th 04, 01:44 PM
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Leader of Kalmyk republic blackmails the Kremlin
06/11/2004 18:49

President of Kalmyk autonomous republic Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov is telling
the Kremlin that if Moscow dismisses him, there will be the second Chechnya
in Kalmykia.
Meanwhile, in republic"s capital Elista political hunger-strike with
the demand to dismiss President Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov, is in progress. The
hunger-strike started on May 21, simultaneously with Women"s World Chess
Championship beginning, and continues after the championship was finished.

The action was initiated by Basan Gorodovikov and Boris Andzhaev -
well-known politicians in the republic who made the statement that they were
protesting "against anti-people rule of Ilyumdzhinov - oppressor of civil
rights and freedoms in Kalmykia".

13 more people (including 5 women) have joined the hunger-strike. On
June 6 the opposition consisting of regional branches of several political
parties, organized picketing in support of the protesters. More than 500
people from different regions of Kalmykia participated.

The participants of the picketing denounced Kalmykia"s being donor for
FIDE (International Chess Federation whose President is Mr. Ilyumdzhinov),
"We don"t want holidays in poverty-stricken region. When you, participants
of the chess championship, are enjoying yourselves with the concerts of the
poverty-stricken performers and dinners in expensive restaurants, the
majority of children in Kalmykia have no enough food. Poor Kalmykia cannot
be donor and money-bag for FIDE!"

"The authoritarian regime of carpet-bagger Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov has
existed in the republic for 11 years. According to Russian human rights
activists, Kalmykia holds the record of abusing human rights. Prosecution of
political opponents, physical assaults on opponents and the murders of those
who "know too much" became ordinary things in Kalmykia. Republic"s
law-enforcers are involved in prosecuting Ilyumdzhinov's opponents. This
should be stopped, otherwise such methods will be spread around Russia like
cancer tumor", said spokesman of Kalmyk Human Rights Center Sergey Ageev at
the press-conference on April 14.

There were some more demonstrations in Kalmykia against the regime of
Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov in December of 2003. The protesters were indignant with
Kalmyk authorities" breaking the law and the rights of voters during the
elections in Russian and Kalmyk parliaments. The people who came on December
8, 2003 on the central square of Elista, requested canceling the results of
the elections and President Ilyumdzhinov"s resignation. There were non-stop
pickets of the building of Kalmyk government for 72 hours. To give Kirsan
Ilyumdzhinov political support, Russian President"s Envoy in Southern
Federal District Sergey Kazantsev and Deputy of Russian Public Prosecutor
Sergey Fridinsky. Simultaneously, up to 2,500 troops of Interior Ministry
were sent to Kalmykia from the neighboring regions, upon Mr. Ilyumdzhinov"s
request, to disperse the protesters. All this stopped the picketing.

According to Semen Ateev, Ilyumdzhinov"s regime is using all its
resources and connections to keep silence in Russia about the situation in
Kalmykia. This is proved by the fact that Russian national media from time
to time publish stories praising Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov.

Chairman of the Executive Committee for Special Congress of Kalmyk
People Vladimir Babaev says that "the republic"s authority serve only the
interests of the people and groups being close to Ilyumdzhinov. Meanwhile,
there is no strategy for development of Kalmykia, and Kalmyk President is
involved in many scandals, adventurous projects and provocations. The
economy of the republic is not developing on the market basis, Kalmykia is
the last in Russia in all basic economic indicators. Living standards are
extremely low, industries collapsed, agriculture is in recession. Kalmykia
is unable to provide its population with food. High unemployment forces
people to leave the republic. Officials are corrupted, capitals are drained
out of the republic. Kalmyk authorities press their opponents during
election campaigns and falsify election results. The people knowing about
the financial affairs of the regime, are murdered. We have the list of the
victims of the regime of Ilyumdzhinov, there are well-known people in the
republic, on the list".

Valery Badmaev explained the reasons of the federal authorities"
ignoring the signs of authoritarianism in Kalmykia. According to Badmaev,
President Ilyumdzhinov is blackmailing the Kremlin. "Having started the war
in Chechnya, Moscow is afraid of repeating similar scenario in Kalmykia.
Meanwhile, Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov is trying to persuade the Kremlin that if
Moscow dismisses him, there will be the second Chechnya in Kalmykia.
However, the situation in Kalmykia is absolutely different, and Mr.
Ilyumdzhinov is just lying to Russian authorities", said the reporter.



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Old June 12th 04, 04:35 PM
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Is it not better for national federations to leave FIDE than have such a man
as Ilyumdzhinov in charge? -- Simon

http://www.worldchessnetwork.com/Eng...ans/040607.php

"Were FIDE to vanish tomorrow, who would miss it?" -- GM Larry Evans in Libyan
Fiasco
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Old June 12th 04, 06:12 PM
Goran Tomic
 
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"Chess One" wrote in message
...
Leader of Kalmyk republic blackmails the Kremlin
06/11/2004 18:49

According to Semen Ateev, Ilyumdzhinov"s regime is using all its
resources and connections to keep silence in Russia about the situation in
Kalmykia. This is proved by the fact that Russian national media from time
to time publish stories praising Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov.


Valery Badmaev explained the reasons of the federal authorities"
ignoring the signs of authoritarianism in Kalmykia. According to Badmaev,
President Ilyumdzhinov is blackmailing the Kremlin. "Having started the

war
in Chechnya, Moscow is afraid of repeating similar scenario in Kalmykia.
Meanwhile, Kirsan Ilyumdzhinov is trying to persuade the Kremlin that if
Moscow dismisses him, there will be the second Chechnya in Kalmykia.
However, the situation in Kalmykia is absolutely different, and Mr.
Ilyumdzhinov is just lying to Russian authorities", said the reporter.



The text is very interesting, but in my opinion Kirsan can surpass all the
problems in his republic because he has support in some rich countries. He
balances very well and always has power protectors. Instability in world
situation helps him to remain his function FIDE and Kalmykia President.
There is one thing more.
Today it is not important how much people of some country like or don't like
their president. Decisive is how much president of some country fits into
world situation (and fits to the secret promoters of world's trends).
I evaluate that world situation is the worst in last sixty years. FIDE
decisions and their authorities are the worst, too. So, FIDE fit perfectly
in the world's system injustice.

Goran Tomic





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Old June 12th 04, 11:46 PM
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"Were FIDE to vanish tomorrow, who would miss it?" -- GM Larry Evans in
Libyan
Fiasco


Not Evans, but then again, he hasn't played a FIDE rated game since I was 3.

John Fernandez


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Old June 13th 04, 04:22 AM
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"Were FIDE to vanish tomorrow, who would miss it?" -- GM Larry Evans in Libyan
Fiasco

Not Evans, but then again, he hasn't played a FIDE rated game since I was

3. -- John Fernandez

FIDE has been corrupt long before John Fernandez was even born.
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