Migrant in Moscow

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Genghis Khan

I'm catching up on blips (having to go back as far as 18 March).  This is Ghengis Khan in front of the Government Palace in Ulaanbaatar.  The statue was installed in 2006 on the 800th anniversary of the Mongol Empire. Previously, it was the site of a mausoleum (two very interesting images before and after it was torn down), modelled on Lenin's tomb in Moscow, and which held the remains of Choibalson, Mongolia's version of Stalin, and Sukhbaatar, a 1920s revolutionary hero.  Prior to that, it was the site of the monastery of Ikh Khüree, Ulaanbaatar's main temple until the communists tore it down in the 1930s. Nothing lasts forever: one moment it's immortality, the next thing you're a parking lot.

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