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For centuries, the Mongol tribes lived in the steppes and led a nomadic lifestyle. However, some changes have occurred as a result of climate change, technological progress, and urbanization. Many of the nomads moved to the city, some went to work in the mines. But even those who remained faithful to the traditions, everyday life and everyday life are not the same as those of their ancestors during the time of Genghis Khan and almost a Millennium after. Now shepherds often have motorcycles instead of horses, and portable yurts have TVs, DVD players, and solar-powered mobile phones.
American photojournalist Taylor Weidman in his photo essay "no more nomads" (Nomads No More), which is part of the project "Disappearing cultures", showed the features of life and culture of modern Mongolia and the difficulties that its population has to face.
After a snowfall, a shepherd cleans the solar panel that powers the TV, lighting in the Yurt, and mobile phone.
Family of a shepherd in a Yurt.
Young riders and spectators at the Nadom race — a traditional Mongolian competition also called the three men's games. These include Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery.
Village youths slaughter goats and sheep for sale to city residents.
Wrestling at the Nadom festival.
As a result of climate change, the soil has become less fertile.
A shepherd tries to gather his flock through a snow storm. Winters in Mongolia are becoming more severe, which leads to a reduction in nomads.
Remains of animals that died during the winter cold in 2010.
After the Soviet coal mine closed in Nalaikh, many small mines appeared. Nomadic families are hired to work in these mines.
Dangerous, but profitable work for former nomads, who for the most part did not even finish school.
Illegal miners are looking for gold.
During cold weather, Ulaanbaatar becomes the second most polluted city in the world due to coal heating.
The inhabitants of the Yurt are sorted rubbish for delivery to the recycling facilities.
More than 70% of the population of Ulaanbaatar lives in yurts where there is no Sewerage or water supply.
The government of Mongolia plans to build 100,000 new apartments for low-income families.
Mongolia is the youngest country in Asia.
More than a quarter of residents are under the age of 14.
Cars have become more affordable due to the growth of the economy due to the development of the mining sector.
The Streets Of Ulan Bator.
24-hour kiosk in Ulaanbaatar.
A monk on the background of an abandoned Soviet hospital in Ulaanbaatar. After the collapse of the USSR, Buddhism was revived in the country again.
Teenagers help their drunk friend. According to who data from 2006, 22% of men in Mongolia suffer from alcoholism — this is three times more than the European average.
View of the capital Ulaanbaatar from a hill on the outskirts of the city. #winter #snow #yurt #adaptation #arctic
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