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Head of the government of the autonomous Republic of Kalmykia, president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is seen in Elista, Kalmykia, Russian Federation on May 9, 2010. Ilyumzhinov, is also the head of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and has turned the republic into a chess mecca by hosting international tournaments, building a suburb called City Chess and making chess a mandatory subject in primary schools. In this photo Ilyumzhinov visits a memorial for Kalmyk soldiers who fought in the Soviet Red Army against Nazi Germany during WWII.