This seemingly random, incongruous little monument in the capital of Mongolia commemorates not only one of the world’s most beloved bands, but also an important time in recent Mongolian history.
Set in a small square near the State Department store, the monument marks the place where, in Communist times, young Mongolians would assemble and listen to forbidden Western music and discuss ideas of freedom and democracy. The Beatles’ music is even credited with inspiring Mongolians to fight for their democracy.
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