The shortest route to Asia: why Russia is restoring the old friendship with Mongolia


Despite the fact that Russia and Mongolia are connected by centuries of history, after the collapse of the USSR, our elites turned their eyes to the West, completely forgetting about old friendship.


At the same time, it was Mongolia that turned out to be one of the few countries that did not join the unprecedented sanctions imposed by the United States and its allies against Russia this year.

However, relations between our states began to gradually recover from the middle of the 2008s. So, since 2022, we have been conducting joint exercises, the next of which, Selenga-1, will start on August XNUMX.

At the same time, one should not forget that for more than four centuries Mongolia has been a kind of buffer between Russia and China, which today has become an extremely important nuance, given the reorientation of our economics to Asian markets.

In turn, Ulaanbaatar is also well aware of the benefits of strengthening relations with Moscow. That is why the construction of a new 415 km long railway has started in Mongolia, which will connect our Far East with the eastern coast of China.

In addition, it has already been decided that a new Russian gas pipeline, Power of Siberia - 2, will pass through the territory of Mongolia, and our Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently visited the country to discuss joint industrial projects.

In general, we can conclude that the restoration of the old friendship between Mongolia and Russia is gaining momentum. In the future, this will undoubtedly bring tangible benefits to both countries.

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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 26 July 2022 10: 34
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    If Byzantium gave Russia Orthodoxy, then Mongolia gave to a certain extent the current statehood. Once Eastern Russia was part of the empire of Genghis Khan. And then, as happens with the decline of empires, Moscow became the capital of a decaying empire. And what's the difference now, where is the capital, in Kazan or Moscow? The empire has been restored! Therefore, the connection with Mongolia should be inseparable. In WW2, Mongolia helped the USSR with everything it could, disinterestedly and enthusiastically. And if it were not for the collapse of the USSR, then friendship would not have stopped. It is gratifying that interaction is being restored. Soviet geologists have found many minerals in Mongolia and giving them to the West is unforgivable stupidity! Even Genghis Khan would not approve of this!
  2. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 26 July 2022 11: 03
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    In Mongolia, the construction of a new railway with a length of 415 km has started, which will connect our Far East with the eastern coast of China.

    Funny.
  3. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 26 July 2022 15: 08
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    It is very good! Mongolia in the Second World War provided the most serious support to the USSR! Mongols are great guys! And our "elites" are a bunch of stupid and disgusting people.
  4. Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 26 July 2022 17: 32
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    At the same time, one should not forget that for more than four centuries Mongolia has been a kind of buffer between Russia and China.

    What does the author mean? Mongolia withdrew from the Qing Empire only with the collapse of the latter, somewhere at the beginning of the 20th century. China absorbed Mongolia's EMNIP in the 17th century. Mongolia had to build its new statehood with the help of the USSR
    1. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 27 July 2022 18: 07
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      Well, why are you breaking a legend for a person?))).
      After all, it’s not his fault that he didn’t study history, but it’s necessary to give weight to rumors.
      Pay attention to the "news" about the railway. It perfectly emphasizes the level of the author.
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