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The sun is rising in eastern steppes. Another day starts. The date today is June 20th, 2017. Photo is taken by Bolod.

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Rainbows are seen after a sudden rain in historic Hudo Aral steppes where Chingis Khaan set up his first capital Aurug in 1189. But the land is now indeed empty. Because almost all the population which lived in here and in whole Mongolia in 13th century went on wars and never returned. This silent steppes also saw Ugudei Khaan and Munkh Khaan... Photo is taken by Bolod.

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Having a breakfast near "temporary neighbors" - a camp of herder family . Photo taken by Bolod.

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Routine moments at a herder's  camp.

June17th, 2017. Photo taken by Bolod

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The least touristic region of Mongolia or having breakfast on the bank of Onon River. The 816 km long Onon River takes its sources in Hentii mountains and flows out to Russia's Siberia. Photo is taken by Bolod.

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A Canadian asked me to bring him to the least touristic region of Mongolia. So we went to east-Hentii Aimag or province which is the birth area of Chingis Khaan.

Driving to northern areas of Hentii province.

June 17th, 2017. Photo taken by Bolod.

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Шатонов Максар Дармаeвич or Schatunov Maxsim\1918.1.15-1945.2.22\. Native of village of Jemchug, Tunkin area, Buryat-Mongol Autonomous Republic of Soviet Union. Leutenant. Served in Soviet army since 1936. Assistant to Chief of Staff of the 727th Anti-tank Artillery Regiment of 18th ArmyCaptured in combat: Village of Andreevka, Zaporogie Oblast. The Buryat Mongol soldier died in German POW camp in Nurnberg.

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April 20th, 2017. The travellers from Colombia-Ale and Gabriel are enjoying their travel to Mongolian countryside and its inhabitants-herders. The nomad man standing behind got the title of "Myangat Malchin" \"A Herder with 1000 Animals"\ three years ago.

By the end of 2016, the number of livestock in Mongolia totalled 61.5mln: horses- 3.6mln, cows- 4.0, camels- 0.4mln, sheeps- 27.9mln and goats- 25.6 mln  by the end of 2016.

Photo is taken by Bolod.

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Horses and their newly born babies. 

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Two South Americans visiting a Central Asian country: Mongolia. Photo is taken by Bolod

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Colombian couple in tent of a Mongolian herder. Photo is taken by Bolod.

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A "kindergarden" in Mongolian countryside. April 19th, 2017. Photo is taken by Bolod

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Mother and baby: A goat who lost her own baby, has adopted the "child" who is indeed a baby sheep.  The adoptation was arranged by the owners-nomad family who found that a young mother- sheep was feeding enough her baby.

Photo taken by Bolod on April 13rd, 2017

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Just born. The photo is taken during the trip with a Russia's Aeroflot crew.

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The boys who are brothers entertaining themselves. Stick is both a toy or a tool: it's a toy to ride it as a horse or camel and an equipment or a lasso to drive and catch cows or sheeps.

Averagely, a Mongolian herder family has now 500-600 sheeps and goats.

A nomad is considered as wealthy if  one has 900-1000 and more animals. And he often has to employ an assitant herder.  It's not easy to find the assistant when 60% of Mongolia's population live now in Ulaanbaatar. 2017.1.13. Photo taken by Bolod.