One day, I would love to follow the steps of Genghis Khan's army and check out what immoral acts the Mongol army was doing to create such a history of ours. A part of me is proud of history of Mongols. Thanks to Genghis Khan, nowadays people know who Mongolians are. No one is like "What? Mongolia? Is it a country? Where it is situated?". But another part of me is disappointed that to reach some name in the world, Mongol army killed more then 40 million people. It was hundred years ago, so people usually do not care about the people, who were killed at those times, because we do not have the opportunity to study stories of individuals, who suffered under the Mongol control. Stories of individuals always work as the most touchy ways of describing crimes in the history. An example of that is Anne Frank. From bottom of my heart I hope, the people and their descendants, who suffered because of my ancestors, have forgiven us.
There is a city in Uzbekistan called Samarkand. It is actually one of the oldest cities in the world with history dating back to 700 BC. Many nations have crossed through this city, because of its location, that people usually call Silk Road. Persians, Greeks, Turks, Mongols, and so on have ruled this land. The last foreign ruler were Soviets. You can see and feel the recent Soviet influence even through the photos. I still wonder whether this kind of influence was good or bad for Uzbekistan and even for other 'stans' including Mongolia, but I still hope that everything bad is good for something, for something what will come and enlighten us.