Meeting with M. Gorbachev and His Holiness Dalai Lama the 14th
Saturday, 28 April 2012 08:24
In Chicago the FIDE President met with Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev and His Holiness Dalai Lama the 14th. The meeting was held in a very friendly and warm atmosphere where Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev was also present. He highly appreciated the work of Mr. Ilyumzhinov.
"Our young friend Kirsan has decided to take under control the whole world. He has found ways that are more just and more humane and that help the intellectual development of people. No one did more than he did. He did one mistake that he beats me in chess", said Mr. Gorbachev.
His Holiness Dalai Lama the 14th noted that Gorbachev is the only person who made a great contribution to the changing of the world. And Mr. Gorbachev added that they had done it together, someone contributed more, someone less, someone a lot, but all of us need humility.
Mr. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov invited His Holiness Dalai Lama the 14th to visit the biggest Buddhist temple in Europe (Elista, Republic of Kalmykia), the only one temple with seventeen statues - teachers of Buddha.