The Mongol Messenger
U.Erdenebat: Karakorum is the world capital in the Medieval Period
This year marks 800th anniversary of the establishment of Karakorum, capital city of the Mongol Empire. The ancient city of Karakorum reached the peak of its prosperity as a capital city under the rules of Ogedei Khaan and Munkh Khaan of the Great Mongol Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to Western Asia.
Ancient species tracing back to the Ice Age
The hot, blazing sun shines upon the Khuisiin Gobi, with the mirage in its full glory. Every now and then, shrubs and tumbleweed as well as various other plants that I do not know the name of would be seen in the far distance as the only sound that surrounds us is those of sand and rocks weathered by centuries of wind beneath our feet.
“Foreign currency reserves enough to cover Mongolia’s imports for 9 months”
Director of the Reserve Management and Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Mongolia (BoM) A.Enkhjin gave an interview to MONTSAME News Agency about the Central Bank’s policy during the pandemic as well as the economic outlook.
Author D.Turmunkh: I become very happy when writing
Author Turmunkh Dorjkhand (Turu Khan) gave an interview to MONTSAME News Agency. He is one of the most successful authors as of currently. I believe that you will agree with my statement as a reader as well.
Mongol Ecology Center’s tradition of handing over motorcycles to rangers
The Mongol Ecology Center is one of the NGOs that provides environmental and ecological education to secondary school students. In addition, the center is implementing a Rally for Rangers project to provide technical assistance and support to not only Mongolian rangers, but they also give motorcycles away to rangers in Argentina, Nepal and Bhutan. MONTSAME News Agency interviewed the Executive Director of the Mongol Ecology Center Yo.Badral.
Khomyn Tal’s Takhi population reaches 100
The Przewalski's horse (Takhi) population in Durvuljin soum of Zavkhan aimag has reached 100. On July 22, a foal was born from a mare named Sharga. Since May, eleven foals have been born, ten of which are live births. Approximately, the same number of foals are expected to be born by autumn this year.
Ch.Batzaya: Eagle-holding Kazakh man on horseback, towering Altai Mountains perfect combination
The Kazakh people in Mongolia are one of very few nations left in the world who are still practicing the ancient art of hunting with eagles until today. Mongolia’s eagle hunting and the Golden Eagle Festival have been a great attraction for the increasing number of foreign travelers to Mongolia. Photographer Ch.Batzaya, who has been promoting this unique traditions of the Kazakh people to Mongolian people and the world through his series of photographs, spoke about his own experience with the eagle hunting culture.
Lee Tae-joon, doctor of the last khaan of Mongolia
The 8th Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, the last khaan of Mongolia had a Korean doctor named Lee Tae-joon.
The rule of his lordship “CORONAVIRUS” or COVID-19
It has been several months since His Lordship “Coronavirus” (COVID-19) came into power and laid down new rules. As he is unpredictable and resilient (has long incubation period and can survive on various surfaces for many days) even scientists, let alone lay people, do not have an answer to the question of how long his rule will last.
Amendment to the Constitution or revised social contract
The amendment to the Constitution of Mongolia, which was adopted by the Mongolian Parliament – State Great Khural on November 14, 2019, entered into force nationwide at 12.00 AM on May 25, 2020, or at the hour of Horse of the third day of the first summer month of the year of Metal Rat of the Seventeenth 60-year Cycle by the Mongolian calendar.
30 Years of Friendship, Trust and Cooperation
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, which is being commemorated this year, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia D.Tsogtbaatar gave an interview to MONTSAME.
"Culture and art - immunity for any nation during globalization"
Peter K. Marsh is an ethnomusicologist and music historian with broad interdisciplinary training and experience as a teacher, scholar, and administrator, and a specialist in the area of Asian music and culture. He is a specialist in ethnomusicology and area studies, principally the music and culture of Mongolia and Inner Asia, and has written extensively on issues related to musical tradition and modernity in Mongolia.
Mongol Ecology Center: Children tend to care more about the nature and environment than adults
The number of travelers that are led to Mongolia due to its exquisite untouched nature continues to increase with the passing time. While this brings significant economic benefits, it also becomes one of the main reasons for the nature and environment to deteriorate.
B.Gantulga: 70 percent of Mongolian saiga antelope deliver twin offspring
According to the latest study, there are 5,070 Mongolian saiga antelopes in the territory of Mongolia. In 2014, its population reached 15 thousand as a result of being protected by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Unfortunately, the number plunged to 3,000 in 2018 due to spread of the sheep and goat plague as well as drought and dzud (severe winter conditions). Thus, MONTSAME National News Agency discussed the matter of the protection and study of Mongolian saiga antelope with Species Officer at WWF Mongolia, Dr. B.Gantulga.
Overview of Mongolia-Singapore diplomatic relations
Since its admission to the United Nations in October 1961, the reputation of the Mongolian People’s Republic had raised in the international arena, enabling to strengthen its foreign relations.
Green Belt Project - Symbol of Friendship between Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
On November 22, 2019, during a parliament session, it was warned that 76.8 percent of Mongolia’s territory has become subject to desertification and land degradation. Later, on February 20, 2019, a technical meeting to develop a global sand and dust storm source base map talked about how the yellow dust storm caused by desertification and land degradation is posing a challenge to not only Mongolia and Asia, but the entire world and producing diverse impacts on human health.
A ‘Window’ To Gaze At Birds
Photographer L.Jargalsaikhan took photos of around 370 of the total 513 species of birds recorded in Mongolia to date. His photos have their very own theme as each of them highlights the bird’s grace and beauty rather than its character, lifestyle, and sustenance. That is maybe why the line ‘like the birds, praise the warm red sun casting long shadows on its way down to setting’ comes into my mind at this moment. Everyday has its space in time where unpredictable encounters await us. There is no way to tell what bird will be chirping as the sun rises tomorrow. We had the opportunity to interview Jargalsaikhan and it was as if all birds were welcoming the morning sun.
When scapula becomes art
The term ‘pioneer’ is a common emphasis in art. Even after the first classical paintings, movies, books, and sculptures, people come up with new and innovative ideas and become the pioneers of another original work. Foremost Cultural Worker T.Battogtokh displayed his 2.45-meter giant carved scapula or animal shoulder blade bone, which can be considered as the first in Mongolia, during his exhibition entitled ‘Scapula Symphony’.
Economy of Mongolia in 2020: Impact of coronavirus and other risks
In addition to the world facing economic difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there have been alarming news articles about a possible serious recession on the way that have yet to occur in the last 100 years.