Just over 25 years ago Mongolia emerged from the shadows of a crumbling Soviet Union, since then the country has been through a mining boom. This has been driven by neighbouring China’s insatiable demand for Mongolia’s huge deposits of natural resources such as coal, copper, gold and other minerals.
However the economy now appears to be slowing down and the country is being wrecked by increasingly harsh and unpredictable winters, whilst unemployment is on the rise and many Mongolians are now left wondering whether their birth right hasn’t been stolen from beneath their feet and if it has who has reaped the benefits?
In their struggle to protect their national identity and their economy some Mongolians have chosen to adopt a radical and extreme ideology.
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