08 June 2007

Chess City

Today on Video Friday, I reveal the (not so) secret plans for the only pork barrel chess project the world has ever seen. Do the people of Kalmykia really like chess or do they feel obligated to like it?

Meet the President - Kalmykia (3:28) • 28 May 2007

'Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull travels to the Russian Republic of Kalmykia to meet Kirzan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the only Buddhist state in Europe.'

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