Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bizarre Kalmykia

From The Independent:

The Kalmyk leader has great faith in the predictions of an elderly Bulgarian fortune-teller named Vanga, who apparently foretold his presidencies of both FIDE and Kalmykia. He counts among his friends Chuck Norris, the Dalai Lama and the late Saddam Hussein, whom he met several times in an attempt to bring the World Chess Championships to Baghdad.

Read more in Bishops, Buddhism, and brutality: Inside the bizarre world of Kalmykia.

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