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Bolsheviks Burn Monasteries

And other stories for small children.

In the 1930s, when Mongolia’s puppeteer moved to Moscow, a barrel of Bolsheviks came through the Buddhist nation to lay waste to silly old monasteries now that they were all atheists.

It seems though that many of the monks didn’t understand that they were atheists now, so they were taken away or killed. I wonder how a Buddhist monk does with hard labor in a gulag.

In the process, monasteries far and wide, including remote ones like the remains pictured up top, were burned to the ground. Only in the last 20 years have the monasteries been able to begin sprouting up again.

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