The Khanster is geting a face-lift. Bit if home boy pride being stirred up for Genghis and his accomplishments.
I hear it was Mongols who invented the “Hot Pot” meal.
[quote] Genghis Khan, law giver, free trader and diplomat, is back with a new image
By Richard Spencer in Ulan Bator, (Filed: 11/07/2006)
The Mongolian capital has been swamped with images of its former potentate, Genghis Khan, in honour of the anniversary of his unification of the nation in 1206.
At the climax of celebrations in Ulan Bator yesterday, soldiers in traditional uniform and bearing yaks’ tail standards heralded the unveiling of an enormous statue of the Great Khan in the main Sukhbaatar Square.
Mongolian soldiers take part in the opening of the Nadaam festival
The monument in which it is set contains earth and stones from the holy and historic places in Mongolia associated with his rule.
Nambaryn Enkhbayar, the president, addressing a crowd of onlookers and dignitaries, including the Duke of York, said: “May the spirit of the great Genghis Khan inspire the future of the Mongolian people and lead it once again to prosperity.”
Genghis has always had his cultish admirers, those on the remote steppe who believe that he will return 800 years after his death to rescue the world from decay. But the reverence in which he is held by mainstream Mongolians comes as a shock to visitors from the West, where his name is associated with bloodshed and terror.(good read at the link)