Kirsan Ilyumdjinov, President of the Republic of Kalmykia (1993-2005), President of FIDE.

Services of Heydar Alirza oglu in the bringing up the whole generation of modern politicians in the whole post-Soviet space are invaluable. I will be keeping in my hearts all memories related to my personal meetings with Heydar Alirza oglu as a world-known eminent state official.