In a recent interview with controversial American journalist Tucker Carlson (54), Russian President Vladimir Putin (71) said “Russia has a historical right to Ukraine”. The journalist and former president of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (61) reacted to that statement, so he published the former map of the world on Xu. On that map you can see the former Mongol Empire, which extended over a large part of today’s Russia. He also wrote:
– Don’t worry, we are a friendly and free people.
From 1206, the Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan was the largest. During his lifetime until around 1228, that empire was the second largest empire ever in human history, only the British Empire at the beginning of the 20th century was bigger.
Former President of Mongolia
The Mongolian empire spread over 26 million square meters, and about 100 million people lived in it. Today it is divided between China, Russia and Kazakhstan.
In the aforementioned interview, Putin also showed a map from 862 and asserted that “Ukraine historically belongs to Russia.” The essence of his story was the thesis that Ukraine is a “fictional” country and an “artificial creation” and that these are “historical Russian lands”. He also mentioned Hungary and Romania as countries that were “damaged” because parts of the territories inhabited by the Hungarian and Romanian people were taken away from them.