October 23, 2005 |
King Richard III of England once offered up his kingdom for a horse. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, whose department contributes $18 million a year to Mongolia, received a horse Saturday simply for showing up in this far-flung capital. During Rumsfeld's brief stop in Ulan Bator, Mongolian Defense Minister Tserenkhuu Sharavdorj presented him with a caramel-colored Mongolian horse, a gift that powerful visitors have received in this wind-swept country for hundreds of years.
October 23, 2004 |
School principal Baast chose the name "Nomad" in keeping with his wandering spirit. Defense Minister Gurragchaa -- the only Mongolian to venture into space -- settled on "Cosmos." And anthropology student Vanchigdash picked the Mongolian word for wisdom. "It makes me feel rather wise," he said. "I'm very proud of my new name." Mongolians, long used to using only first names, are reshaping their identities under a government-led initiative to add surnames.
May 1, 1990
In the first such visit in decades, the leader of Mongolia will be coming to China this week. The visit by President Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, beginning Friday, formally ends three decades of estrangement between Ulan Bator and Beijing. The two governments were on friendly terms in the 1950s but split in the early 1960s when relations between Beijing and Moscow deteriorated.
July 28, 2012 |
What this world needs is a new kind of army - the army of the kind. --Cleveland Amory About 1,100 miles ago we were on the outskirts of Volgograd, Russia. When we stopped for gas I noticed a shiny object protruding from my back right tire. On closer inspection, I realized a nail had punctured the tire. After consulting with Steve Privolos, my co-driver on the 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Ulan Bator, Mongolia , known as the Mongol Rally , we decided we would keep the nail and keep driving.
June 23, 1990 |
The Senate on Friday confirmed the nominations of U.S. ambassadors to seven nations, including Joseph Edward Lake, a career Foreign Service officer, as the envoy to Mongolia. Lake was confirmed by voice vote and without debate, along with the six other ambassadors. Also confirmed were David Passage, Botswana; Richard Wayne Bogosian, Chad; William Milam, Bangladesh; James Daniel Phillips, Congo; Roger Gran Harrison, Jordan, and William Bode, Marshall Islands.
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November 9, 2001 |
Richard C. Blum, husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, has been appointed honorary consul general of the new Mongolian Honorary Consulate General here. Blum said his nomination came as a result of his interest in the Himalayan region. Blum is founder of the American Himalayan Foundation and also serves as honorary consul to the Kingdom of Nepal. The main goal of the position is to promote bilateral relations between Mongolia and the United States.
July 15, 2012 |
"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled 'This could change your life.'" -- Helen Exley By a twist of fate, I eventually made it to my rendezvous with the Channel Tunnel on Saturday at the start of the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally, a road trip that will take me through 18 countries on the way to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, in a tiny, tiny car. The weather gods were on my side: The English rain caused a two-hour delay, but this...
August 2, 2011 |
“What fates impose, that men must needs abide: it boots not to resist both wind and tide” William Shakespeare It is with acute sadness that I write this. Steven Priovolos, my friend and cameraman, and I had about a 625-mile drive from Budapest, Hungary, to the capital of Moldova, Chisinau, on the next leg of the Mongol Rally, the 10,000-mile road trip from Britain to Mongolia. After 12 hours on the road, we found ourselves in the leafy Romanian town of Campulung Moldovenesc .
November 7, 2002 |
Braving snow and crowds, thousands of Mongolian Buddhists gathered to hear the Dalai Lama preach despite China's criticism of the visit. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader spoke for more than two hours at a convention center in the capital, Ulan Bator, that was filled to its capacity of 5,000. Hundreds stood outside to listen over loudspeakers. The Dalai Lama arrived Monday on his first visit in nearly seven years to Mongolia, which shares religious and cultural ties with Tibet.