• Amar Adiya

Russians Seek Refuge in Mongolia Escaping Ukraine War

Thousands of Buryats (ethnic Mongolians) fled their homeland in the 1920s to seek safety in Mongolia during Stalinist collectivization and repression.


One hundred years later Mongolia witnessed a long line of motorists at its northern border post Kyakhta from a region with Buryats and Russians, who are attempting to flee the Ukraine war, as Putin declared a partial mobilization of Russian reservists to augment his war effort in Ukraine.

Cars standing in line to enter Mongolia
Russian motorists at the Russian border to enter Mongolia. Source: @batbayarlaw

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