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Mongolian Nomads Say Goodbye to Herding, Hello to Smog

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 10:00:31 +0000

Climate change is forcing many of Mongolia's nomadic herders to abandon their traditional lifestyle and move to Ulaanbaatar. That's making a big smog problem in the city even worse.

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Halloween: Ghoulish Fun or Grand Western Conspiracy?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 06:16:40 +0000

Devil face-masks are no damned joke in certain corners of the former Soviet Union.

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Meet Bayangol FC, Your Reference Point for Mongolian Football

Sat, 07 May 2016 08:27:50 +0000

The club is helping to develop local football from the ground up while also extending help to players that fell victim to trafficking scams.

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Take a Lyrical and Visual Trek Through the Back Streets of Almaty, Kazakhstan

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:12:55 +0000

Dennis Keen's beautifully written blogs have exposed English speakers to some inaccessible elements of Central Asian culture. So, why is he now waxing lyrical about Soviet-era manhole covers?

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Exploring New Approaches For Poverty Reduction

Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:32:19 +0000

The quest is on for solutions to poverty reduction with the approach of the 2015 deadline for the UN Millenium Development Goals (MDG). Many organizations are exploring new avenues for answers.

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Searching for Chingis Khan's Tomb in Mongolia

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 17:06:31 +0000

[M]any assume that [Chingis Khan] must have been buried with a huge amount of treasure which would have an immense historical - to say nothing of monetary - value.

Mongolia: Goodbye, Lenin

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:05:24 +0000

The last bronze statue of Vladimir Lenin in Ulan-Bator, the capital of Mongolia, was recently taken down. Alec Metz on explains what this means to Mongols and why many of them miss the previous adherence to ‘Lenin Bagsh’ (‘Teacher Lenin’). Written by Alexander Sodiqov · comments (1) Donate · Share this:...

Mongolia: Documenting Wild Snow Leopard Cubs

Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:54:14 +0000

Snow leopards are rare and very elusive. A team of scientists from the Snow Leopard Trust has been conducting a long term study on the big cats and recently shared some of their observations.

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Start Your Day the Mongolian Way

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:06:13 +0000

Natalya, a Kazakh blogger, believes that every day should start with a different breakfast. In her latest post, Natalya explains [ru] how to prepare a traditional Mongolian-style breakfast. Written by Alexander Sodiqov · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Mongolia: Ex-president arrested for corruption

Tue, 01 May 2012 21:46:16 +0000

Bilguun reports that the Mongolia's former president N.Enkhbayar was arrested on charges of “misappropriation or embezzlement of property” after a long stand-off between the police and his guard. Many pointed to the use of excessive force by the police during the arrest, so Bilguun also lists some questions about the...

Mongolia: German beavers to restore ecosystem

Tue, 01 May 2012 21:37:39 +0000

14 Eurasian beavers – known as as ecosystem engineers – arrived in Ulaanbaatar from Bavaria, Germany, to build dams that shall bring about positive effects on the ecology of Tuul river in Mongolia, Bilguun reports. Written by Adil Nurmakov · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

One Day on Earth: Worldwide Collaborative Music Video Released

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:21:58 +0000

A new music video has been released in preparation for the worldwide screening of the Global Collaborative film One Day on Earth, which will take place in locations all around the planet on Earth Day (22 April, 2012). The video features musicians, poets and dancers captured on film all during the same 24 hour period in 10 October, 2012, artfully recut and remixed by Cut Chemist.

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Video Highlights: Video Advocacy and Recent Events

Fri, 17 Feb 2012 06:09:56 +0000

A selection of Global Voices' recent and interesting stories on video advocacy including indigenous rights and recent news from Latin America, East Asia and Sub Saharan Africa selected by Juliana Rincón Parra.

Mongolia: The Mining Projects Leaving Herders Without Livelihoods

Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:01:13 +0000

Mining projects in Mongolia promise development of social and economic infrastructure and a way to alleviate poverty, but on the wayside, local communities near the mines are feeling the negative impact as their environment and traditional livelihoods are affected.

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North Koreans in Mongolia Working Under Miserable Conditions

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:23 +0000

North Korean Economy Watch blog posted about North Koreans working under miserable conditions in Mongolia. Hundred of North Koreans were placed across Mongolia to help the country to meet its financial targets. Written by Lee Yoo Eun · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus