Saturday, August 27

Corpses of Choibalsan and Sukhbaatar cremated

the mausoleum in better times
For the last weeks they have been working on the deconstruction of the mausoleum at the sukhbaatar square. The bodies of Sukhbaatar and Choibalsan were removed and apparently the day before yesterday the bodies of Sukhbaatar and Choibalsan have been ritually cremated. There were monks present at the ceremony to bless there last farewell, which especially in the case of Choibalsan was quite remarkable. He is held most responsible for the destructions of more than 900 temples and monasteries and the killing of thousands of monks.

Also see Mausoleum gone

5 Comments:

At Thu Sep 08, 01:50:00 AM ULAST, Blogger RML said...

When I just read this, a curse was on my lips! We haven't been able to go to Mongolia this year because of my wife and daughter's verblijfsvergunning and we haven't been really up-to-date with Mongolian news. I don't think anyone would have expected this cremation and the demolishing of the mausoleum. I can still remember an encounter on one of my very first visits to UB when I tried to go up the ramp to the mausoleum and was first scolded and very soon ordered to stop-and-turn. The mausoleum was off-limits for everyone, and now it's gone! I have a strange feeling about all of this.

RML - Shards of Mongolia

 
At Tue Oct 04, 01:20:00 AM ULAT, Anonymous Ariel said...

Are you sure about that? I just checked both the UB Post http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1126160097&archive=&start_from=&ucat=8&
and TV5 http://www.tv5.mn/#Scene_1st
and don't see anything about this at all. I'm starting to think this website is a load of "baas"...

 
At Tue Oct 04, 09:37:00 AM ULAT, Anonymous guido said...

Dear Ariel,

Thanks for your comments on Mongolian Matters. I am sorry you got the impression that we are not serious about what we do. I linked in the "Mausoleum gone" article to the UB Post and their discussion about the cremation.

Guido

 
At Fri Oct 07, 03:56:00 AM ULAT, Anonymous Ariel said...

Forgive me. You're right about the Choibalsan and Sukhbaatar. I just saw it at:

http://ubpost.mongolnews.mn/homenews.php?subaction=showfull&id=1128578291&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1&

I suppose I was thrown by the subway article and then whjen I couldn't verify the other story right away...

My apologies.

-Ariel

 
At Fri Oct 07, 08:16:00 AM ULAT, Anonymous guido said...

No worries, Ariel. Thanks for visiting and actively participating!

 

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