Mongolia's Cult of Ghengis Khan
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-08-27 17:55
Under Mongolia's former Communist rulers, the mere mention of the name of Ghengis Khan was outlawed. Now there is no escaping him. In a country that suffered so much under communism, and which now faces a deeply uncertain future, Genghis Khan is the one figure they have to cling to -- a symbol of a time when these horsemen of the steppe ruled half the known world.