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    Was Genghis Khan Russian, I wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Was Genghis Khan Russian, I wonder?
    Mongolian, he conquered Russia, one of the last to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Was Genghis Khan Russian, I wonder?
    Mongolian. His real name was Temujin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Mongolian, he conquered Russia, one of the last to do so.
    Isn't ancient Mongolia inside modern Russia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Isn't ancient Mongolia inside modern Russia?
    Yes, it is. However the Mongolian people are fiercly nationalistic and most do not consider themselves Russians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Was Genghis Khan Russian, I wonder?
    Indeed Mongolian. He WAS, however, born in Khentii Mountains, which, today, are right on the border with Russia (a part of them is even actually IN Russia).

    It wasn't he himself who conquered Russia, I believe, but his grandson, Batu: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batu_Khan

    He founded the great Golden Horde, and its new capital, boasting 75,000 people at its peak, a real metropolis for the Middle Ages, was named for him: Sarai Batu (Batu's City)

    It is located near the modern Russian city of Astrakhan, on the Caspian sea.

    Some years ago, archeologists found the ruins, and since then, entire neighborhoods, Mongol, Tatar, Russian, Greek, and Ossetian, have been rebuilt.

    Tourist groups today go there to step back in time centuries, to the Horde Era, complete with actual Tatar and Mongol warriors in full battle dress

    archers, who can teach you how to fire arrows like they did back then

    and lots of other cool stuff




    In 2012, the rebuilt Sarai Batu also served as the set for the movie "Orda" ("Horde"), about ybe reign of Khan Janibek


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    I love going to Hu Hot Mongolian Grill.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    Isn't ancient Mongolia inside modern Russia?
    Parts are. Modern Buryat and Tuvan people of Siberia and Kalmyks, who live on the Caspian sea, descend from the Mongols

    Russia's minister of defense, general Sergey Shoigu, is Tuvan

    Descendant of the Khans
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Yes, it is. However the Mongolian people are fiercly nationalistic and most do not consider themselves Russians.

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    There's a nation today called Mongolia?

    Whut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    There's a nation today called Mongolia?

    Whut?
    There is Inner Mongolia, part of China. Outer/independent Mongolia, sandwiched between China and Russia. And Buryatia, Tuva, and also Khakassia, I forgot them before; and Kalmykia on the Caspian, all in Russia.

    Independent Mongolia is very friendly to Russians. Hate the Chinese though lol

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