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    Tsonjin Boldog Journal: Genghis Khan Rules Mongolia Again, in a P.R. Campaign, by Dan Levin. The New York Times, August 2, 2009.
    TSONJIN BOLDOG, Mongolia Jesus Christ looms over Rio de Janeiro, a quartet of American presidents gazes from the face of Mount Rushmore and Lenin keeps watch over St. Petersburg. But if there were a global contest to honor larger-than-life men on a colossal scale, Mongolia might just vanquish them all again.

    Genghis Khan, the legendary horseman who conquered half the known world in the 13th century, has returned to the steppes of Mongolia, and this time he charges admission.


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    That's very unique, glad you posted that - wonder what admission would be - some grain and mare's milk? (couldn't resist that)

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    When travelling in Western Ukraine, near Lvov, we came across a huge steel statue overhanging a minor road; it was a memorial to the Red Army invading / defending the area in the Russo-Polish War (1921?) and was errected in Stalin's time. Apparently there was a similar statue of a horse-drawn machine gun team near Kiev.

    I'd say the ghost of Stalin and Soviet influence lives on in Mongolia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    I'd say the ghost of Stalin and Soviet influence lives on in Mongolia.
    Genghis Khan is the most slandered and misunderstood figure in history; the effect that he and the Mongol Empire had on the world was epic. For his time, he was a liberal in the classical sense of the word.

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