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2019/06/18

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Can Mongolia’s Argali sheep survive?

Argali can weigh up to 400 pounds, which makes them roughly twice the size of North American bighorn sheep. With a light brown coat, the animals are known for their impressive, spiraling horns—an Argali ram’s corkscrew horns can grow up

Red Nostalgia: Mongolians to rock to Russian band

Top Russian rock band ‘Lyube’ arrived today (8 December) in Ulaanbaatar. A favourite of Vladimir Putin and millions of Russians, the group has performed on Red Square on Victory Day and has won numerous awards and accolades.

Ulaanbaatar to build a ‘city of ice’

The Ulaanbaatar city administration has decided to create a city of ice consisting of sculptures by famous ice-artists. This winter wonderland will be built along the banks of the Selbe River between the Beijing Street bridge and the Sky Department store.

Foreigners arrested in Mongolia for using fake visa approvals

The Citizenship and Migration Authority of Mongolia has reported that 90 percent of visa offenders were in breach of visa extension rules, in other words, they had overstayed the period set in their visas; some travellers, however, have been arrested for trying to enter Buyant-Ukhaa border zone located within Chinggis Khaan International Airport using fake visa approvals.

Mongolian duck-like dinosaur fossil to return home

A remarkable fossil from the final age of the dinosaurs70 million years ago, smuggled from Mongolia is being studied in Belgium. It is of a creature which roamed Earth’s ancient wetlands and may have looked like a duck and hunted like a duck—but was really a dinosaur related to Velociraptor.

Presidents exchange awards

Kh. Battulga is not only President of Mongolia, he is also President of the Mongolian Judo Association and, like Vladimir Putin, himself a skilled judoka. Earlier this week, Mongolia’s head of state had a meeting with Mr Marius Vizer, President of the International Judo Federation.

Former chief of Mongolia’s Central Bank released on bail

N.Zoljargal, a former chief of Mongolia’s Central Bank or Mongol Bank has been released on bail. Ulaanbaatar’s Chingeltei District Criminal Court imposed a travel ban on N.Zoljargal but ruled that it was unnecessary to keep him in custody.

Mongolian Parliament overrules Presidential veto again!

Earlier today, 7 December, the Mongolian State Great Khural (parliament) overruled the latest presidential veto on the 2017 budget amendment. A total of 82.4 percent of the MP’s present in the chamber backed the decision of the two standing committees to reject the veto.

The ‘Eagle Huntress’ included in ‘Good Night Stories’

The story of ‘Eagle Huntress’ or Aisholpan Nurgaiv will inspire thousands of children worldwide. The young Mongolian Kazakh girl is considered as one of the 100 most extraordinary women and her story has been included in the children’s book ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’.

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