Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

    Our Empire Was Bigger Than Yours, Mongol Leader Taunts Putin

    Tsakhia Elbegdorg/X

    The former president of Mongolia has thrown shade at Vladimir Putin’s much-ridiculed claim in an interview with Tucker Carlson that Ukraine has always been a part of the Russian empire.

    Present-day Mongolia was itself under the Russian yoke for much of the 20th century as a communist satellite controlled by the Soviet Union.

    But well before then, as former President Tsakhia Elbegdorj pointed out on X, the Mongols ruled over history’s largest contiguous land empire—including modern-day Russia.

    Read more at The Daily Beast.

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