Images of monasteries in Mongolia (most of them destroyed in 1930s).

Images of monasteries in Mongolia (most of them destroyed in 1930s).

Some more photographs from the British Library #endangeredarchives project.

Photographs from the British Library  #endangeredarchives project.

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Images of monasteries in Mongolia (most of them destroyed in 1930s).More posts about the #endangeredarchives project.

See more monastery photographs from Mongolia at the British Library  #endangeredarchives project.

With thanks to @bl_eap

Author: Buddhism Now

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7 thoughts on “Images of monasteries in Mongolia (most of them destroyed in 1930s).”

    1. The Communist government and it’s Soviet advisers waged a long campaign against the Buddhists. Often the timing of persecution matched that of Joseph Stalin’s persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church.

      One report said that in the 1920s there were over 112,000 Mongolian Buddhist monks, representing around 13% of Mongolia’s population. By the 1940s, nearly every monk was either dead or disrobed.

      Same thing happened it Tibet under the Chinese.

      1. Yes, all over Russia and China. Same for the Muslims, the Uighurs had very hard time.

        John Snelling went to Russia in about 1991. He wrote about the Buddhists there (John Snelling – Buddhism in Russia).

        If I can find it I’ll put up a link.

        R

  1. Richard thank you so much beginning the Bhutan article, links on Tibet history and especially to Arty Om the record of your travel to the Buryat Republic is wonderful and priceless; unforgetable for sure!

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