The Mongol Messenger
Emerging young filmmaker recognized
Director Uisenma Borchu is a young and free-spirited woman who has got dozens of ideas waiting to be interpreted and shared to people. She is a modest thinker. “I was always curious about everything and watched those who are in a weird situation. I had never imagined that I would be a director even though I loved watching movies. But I felt the need to express my thoughts and opinions. So I used to write them on a paper trying to compose a poem or story. That was me seeking ways to express what’s on my mind. And when I was 22, I realized that film could convey my messages perfectly. I had a big opportunity to study at the University of Television and Film Munich”, she says about how she became director.
Centuries of breeding make Mongolian dogs a unique species
Not far outside of Ulaanbaatar, is the ‘Ikh Mongol’ (means Great Mongolia) breeding house for dogs that originated in Mongolia. Dog breeder B.Erdenebat along with others interested in breeding Mongolian dogs founded the dog breeding house in 2004. Ever since he was a kid, B.Erdenebat loved animals and had several dogs as pets such as a German Shepard. Then, his fondness for dogs grew into a responsibility. “One day, I realized that there are almost no pure-bred Mongolian dogs around. Dogs bred from China, Tibet or somewhere else was believed to be Mongolian dogs”.
The real sound of nomads should be revived and protected
Composer talks about his accomplishments and ambitions Does the term ‘sound of Mongolia’ excite you? It should. While everybody’s aware of Mongolia’s heroic Khaans and long history, the soft power of the nation is a bit underestimated or neglected by majority of the people who take an interest in the country. Mongolia is a country of beautiful sound and immense talent. Mongolians nomads have expressed their emotion and message through many musical means including traditional long song, khoomei (throat singing) and instruments such as Morin Khuur, Tsuur or others for as long as their emergence on the Eurasian land.
Established painter holds solo exhibition on 70th birthday
On April 13, a solo exhibition of renowned painter Sanchir Namkhaitseren, member of the Union of Mongolian Artists opened at the Art Gallery of Union of Mongolian Artists to commemorate the painter’s 70th birth anniversary. Over 100 extraordinary artworks, including lifelike portraits, were displayed at the exhibition mirroring the artist’s imaginative and creative mind. For instance, Sanchir's paintings named 'Soyombo' (National emblem), 'Hero', 'D.Namdag' and 'Face' which aren’t bound by any specific painting style such as the traditional Mongolian approach to painting were on public display.
Mongolia-Russia archaeological team unveils new finds
Explorers discover an ancient toothbrush One of the showrooms of the Mongolian National Museum is exhibiting some brand ‘new’ pieces. The museum hosted the opening ceremony for an exhibition called “Culture of Ancient Cities” which unveils the most extraordinary finds belonging to the Khitan state period, one of the ancient states that occupied Mongolian land. This is a huge contribution made by a Mongolia-Russia joint research project on Nomadic Cities over the past 15 years.
“Mongolia is on the same level as developed countries for its development of IT and communications sector”
“InvesCore’s achievements will serve as a stepping stone for many more Mongolian companies to enter the foreign market”
B.Turmunkh: I illustrated 60 pieces for the updated version of ‘The Secret History of Mongols’