Produced by Margot Buff for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Reporting by Margot Buff and Daisy Sindelar.

Since Mongolia shook off communism and Soviet influence in 1990, it has struggled to assert its independence from its powerful neighbors, Russia and China. Mongolia's search for a new national identity has found a focus in one historical figure: the 13th century conqueror Chinggis Khan (Genghis Khan).

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