Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Оросын Зөөлөн Хүч

Hedhen doloo honogiin umnu Kyrgyzstan, harin odoo Ukraine. Orosiin huuchin ezent gurnii ambition alham alhamaar bodot baidal bolsoor. Gehdee uridiinh shigee turemgiilel deer tulguurlaj bus, harin "zuulun huchiig" ashiglaj. Urid ni buutay tserguud tankan deer suulgaad durtay uls ruugaa ilgeedeg baisan bol odoo Orosuud televiziin delgets, mungun tuslamjiin amlalt, baigaliin hiin unereer nuluulliin hureegee tomsgodog boljee. Uchigdur Denmark-iin DR radio-d ugsun yariltslagadaa Medvedev uuniig uuriinhuu ineemseglej bui tsarai deeree jishee avan tailbarlasan baina (Orosiin ene gadaad bodlogiig "ineemsegleliin huch" ch geed nerlechihmeer yum uu? haha):

На вопрос, каким должно быть лицо России для другого мира, Медведев, улыбнувшись, ответил: "Такое, как у меня сейчас, - улыбающееся".

"Если это будет лицо России, лицо, которое улыбается другим странам, мне кажется, это правильно, - заметил президент. - Но и нам должны улыбаться. Мы не должны ни на кого скрежетать зубами, злиться, дуться, считать, что нас обижают, затирают куда-то, заталкивают в угол, а мы на это реагируем каким-то образом"
Soft power (buyu zuulun huch) bol olon uls sudlald neleed ertnees garch irsen cliche ch gemeer oilgolt. Suuliin 20 jild (soft power-iig hamgiin anh Joseph Nye 1990 ond tomyolson) soft power Amerikiin gadaad bodlogiin gol tsum ni bolj irsen gej uzdeg humuus olon bii. Hyataduud ch soft power-t shiljij buig B. Indra (unuu blog bicheed baidag nuhur mun uu?) deehne ontolson baisan. Gehdee Orosuudiin huvid genet neg shuniin dotor zuulun huched shiljchihsen yum bish. Orosuud ali Putin-ii uyes ehlen soft power deer tushiglehiig oroldsoor irsen (Brookings Institute - "Russia's Newly Found 'Soft Power'" [2004]). Harin odoonoos l amjilt olj ehelj bui yum uu daa (Financial Times uuniig because of "a series of fortuitous events" gesen baisan).

Mun tuunchlen sayhan NYTimes deer garsan niitlel deer Kyrgyzstanii "huvisgald" Orosuudiin soft power herhen ashiglasniig neleed unemshilteygeer uguuljee:
Rather than a change of heart on press freedoms, still stifled at home, Russia’s stance in Kyrgyzstan appeared to be a new tactic in dealing with the former Soviet republics it regards as within its sphere of influence. Backing freedom of expression — in this case to oppose a leader with whom it was unhappy — was just one element of a wider, behind-the-scenes role in the uprising that may help Russia win influence in the new government.[...]

But Russia appears to have learned well the lessons of the so-called color revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan in the past decade. In those uprisings, which overthrew governments allied with Russia but that had become alienated from their own populations, the West provided open support for opposition elites and free media.
Harin end Orosuud Mongold Kyrgyzstaniih shig uil yavdliig bii bolgono geh metiin hii dugnelt hiimeerguy baina. Gehdee endees olon ulsiin - yalanguya manai hoyor hurshiin - gadaad bodlogiin uzel barimtlal asar ih uurchlugduj buig olj ajiglah ni chuhal. Ene nuhtsuld neg talaaraa soft power-t avtaj Ukraine shig teneg alham hiihguy baih, nuguu talaaraa yum l bol Orosuud Hyataduud Mongold bolj bui buhnii ard baina gej orilj humuusiin dund utga uchirguy aidas devreehguy baih uchirtay.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Solitude and Leadership

[...]the way to do it is by thinking through these issues for yourself—morality, mortality, honor—so you will have the strength to deal with them when they arise. Waiting until you have to confront them in practice would be like waiting for your first firefight to learn how to shoot your weapon. Once the situation is upon you, it’s too late. You have to be prepared in advance. You need to know, already, who you are and what you believe: not what the Army believes, not what your peers believe (that may be exactly the problem), but what you believe.

How can you know that unless you’ve taken counsel with yourself in solitude? I started by noting that solitude and leadership would seem to be contradictory things. But it seems to me that solitude is the very essence of leadership. The position of the leader is ultimately an intensely solitary, even intensely lonely one. However many people you may consult, you are the one who has to make the hard decisions. And at such moments, all you really have is yourself.

Yur ni bol Steve Jobs mayagiin "stay hungry, stay foolish" gesen yarianuudad durguy - heterhii schmaltzy sanagdaad baidag yum. Ene blog deer ch tiimerhuu yumnuud neg ih haraad baidagguy baih. Harin Deresiewicz-iin (review-nuud deeree zohiolchdiig hair nairguy muuldgaaraa aldartay er) Westpoint-d unshsan ene lecture ih setgel hudulguv. Yalanguya uursdiin gesen itgel unemshilguy, yos zuiguy, unet zuilsguy bidnii uyeiinhen mash anhaaraltay unshih heregtey.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Bayarkhuu's Complacency

Bayarkhuu zunusun yum uu ali esvel bi sanal niilehee baisan yum uu buu med, lav l tuunii unuudur News.mn deer bichsen niitlel ni namaig ih buhimduulav. "Зовлогоо зовоохгүй мөнгө олдог хамгийн мэргэн арга" hemeeh niitleldee Mongoliin top diplomat, ih surguuliin tomoohon professor hun gehed itgemeerguy zuils bichjee. Hamgiin engiin jishee: Bayarkhuugiinheer bol Lichtenstein geh met tatvarguy, ali esvel mash baga tatvartay ornuud ni "'Тax heaven' буюу 'Татварын диваажин' гэх хоч нэр"-tey yum baih. Arai ch dee. Ene talaar buhel buten niitlel bichij baigaa hun haven (haven - ayulguy gazar, orognoh gazar, boomt) gedgiig heaven bolgoj unshchihsan tuuj yavah. Egypt-d ochood gadnii diplomat-uudad ulsaa "divaajin" bolgono gej heleed onigoond orooguy l baigaasay daa.

Za ene ichgevter aldaa ni ch yahav getel bichsen niitleld ni yamar ch hariutslaga alga. Yunii umnu tereer Mongoliig "tax heaven" [sic] bolgoj bolohguy yum uu gesen gaihamshigtay mergen sanaa devshuuljee. Uuniigee Lichtenstein-ii usrenguy hugjluur jishee avan batlahiig oroldson baina. Lichtenstein ingej hugjsun uchraas bid bas ter zamaar hugjij bolno - so far so good. Getel busad ornuud bas teneg bish shuu dee. Ted yagaad tax haven bolohiig oroldooguy yum be? Uuniig heregjuulehed yamar saad totgor uchirdag yum be? Uund neg ch hariult uguuguy baina. Tegeheer endees Bayarkhuu busdiin olj haraaguyg olj harsan suut uhaantan gesenshuu dugnelt garah yum uu daa. Asuudliin hoyor taliig haruuldagguy iimerhuu hariutslagaguy niitlel bichdegee manaihan bolih heregtey.

Yag jiliin umnu Financial Times deer John Kay-iin tax haven-ii talaarh niitleliig unshij baisan yum. Tend Bayarkhuugiin helehees zailshiisen negen chuhal caveat-iig duridsan baisan:

If you operate in the penumbra of legality, as havens do, it is easy to slip outside the bonds of legality altogether. Where there is legal avoidance of tax and regulation, illegal avoidance of tax and regulation is rarely far behind, and often hard to distinguish: where there is secrecy the motive is frequently impropriety; where there is impropriety, criminality is rarely far behind, and hard to distinguish. To turn a blind eye to avoidance of the law is to undermine all law.

The upshot: odoohondoo Bayarkhuugiin "Зовлогоо зовоохгүй мөнгө олдог хамгийн мэргэн арга"-iig unshsanaas John Kay-iin "How to make money without trying"-iig unshih ni iluu ur uguujtey yum uu daa, gegege.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The World’s Ugliest Statues

When bad art and bad politics meet.

Khan!!! Much of the world thinks of Genghis Khan as a brutal conqueror whose empire stretched across most of Asia by the early 13th century, but in Mongolia, he's seen as a national hero and a lucrative tourist draw. Everything from airports and hotels to cigarettes and vodka bear his name, but Mongolia's most extreme instance of Genghis worship may be the 131-foot equestrian statue overlooking the steppes about an hour from Ulan Bator, the capital city. The statue is wrapped in 250 tons of stainless steel, and visitors can take an elevator to the top of the horse's head. Genghis himself would probably be proud.
Foreign Policy - The World’s Ugliest Statues No.8

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Florence Observed

Ponte Vecchio last Monday

Эйжафжаллажөкүлл (haha!) galt uulaas bolj butsaj ireh gej aihtar yum bolov. Yurduu hoyor tsag hurehtey uguytey nisdeg gazar yag buuhiin davaan deer galt uuliin utaanii surgaar uur hotod gazardav. Heden tsag ongotsnii buudliin shalan deer hevtej baigaad galt tergend suusan bolovch (medeej suudal duursen tul shalan deer) bas l zorison gazraa yag hurehiin aldad galt teregnii mashinist-iin bie muudaj dahin uur galt tereg huleen shiljij suuh bolov - dahiad 4 tsag shalan deer buyu 2 tsagiin aylal maani 20 tsag bol sunjirav... Gehdee ih moritoy yavsan. Surguuliin ihenh professor, suragchid Rome-d yalt ch uguy gatschihaad mungu tugrugguy hetsuudej baigaa suragtay. Ene yanzaaraa Эйжафжаллажөкүлл taivshirtal hicheel ch oligtoy orohguy bololtoy. Kuee, haa gazriin galt uul mani meted ni ingej nuluuluh gej.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Tristan and Isolde at Staatsoper

Ungursun buten saind hedii 3 honog untalguy essay bichsen ch Staatsoper-t Wagner-iin Tristan and Isolde-iig 6 tsag setgel dogdlon uzev. Neg talaaraa Tristan and Isolde-iig ali ertnii uzehiig muruudsun, nuguu talaaraa Daniel Barenboim udirdaj baigaa bolhoor ch ter uu ene togloltiig neleed udaan huleesen yum. Barenboim-iin huvid humuus medeh baih. Barag udguu amid baigaa hamgiin mundag udirdaach (no offense Gergiev), bas tuguldur huurch. Tuunii tuhain uyedee hanilj baisan Jacqueline du Pre-giin hamtaar bichuulsen Haydn, Elgar hoyoriin Cello Concerto, Schubert-iin Trout Quintet bol dahin davtagdashguy.

Minii huvid Barenboim-iig chuham yaj meddeg bolsonoo sain sanahguy baina (perhaps through his political activism?). Gehdee hamgiin anh tuuniig ungursun ond Felix Mendelssohn-ii mendelsnii 200 jiliin oid zoriulsan tuguldur huuriin concert deer harj baisan yum. Tuunees hoish 5 sariin 23-nd dahin Baruun German baiguulagdsanii 60 jiliin oid zoriulan Beethoven-ii 9-r Symphony-g Brandenburg-iin Haalga deer udirdan toglohod ni yag door ni zogson uzej baisan. Tsag iluutey toglodog 9-r symphony-g (CD 74 minute-iin bagtaamjtay baidag ni uuntey holbootoy ch gej yaridag) neg ch temdeglel ashiglalguy tseejeeree udirdsand ni tuhain uyed bishirch baij bilee. Getel ene udaad intermission-toygoo niileed 6 tsag orchim togloson Tristan and Isolde-iig shuud tseejeeree udirdaj namaig bur heleh ugguy bolgov.

Tristan and Isolde-iin huvid ugtaan bol asar ertnii domog. Lav l anhniih ni huvilbar 1150 orchim ond harialagddag geh yum bilee. Bur ug ehiig ni haival dahiad heden zuun jil uhrah biz (King Arthur-iin tuuh deer gardag Lancelot, Guinevere hoyor bol ene domgiin bas neg huvilbar). Gehdee Wagner-iin huvid uuriin oper-oo Gottfried von Strassburg-iin Tristan (13-r zuun) deer suurilan bichsen gedeg. Sonirholtoy ni yag uuruu unshaad uzvel ene hoyoriin hoorond neleed ih yalgaa bii. End bichij nurshmaarguy baina. Harin Wagner-iin huvid terhuu zohioliin hamgiin chuhal 3 hesgiig libretto deeree buulgasan yum (zohioliin uil yavdal ni interneteer duuren tul end bichihees zailshiiv).

Buddhism baruunii soyol irgenshild tsoo shinechlel avchrana ene ter gej yaridag humuus ene opera-g saitar uzehiig zuvluyu. Yur ni sain yarival 19-r zuunii suul hagast Nietzsche, Schopenhauer-aar damjin Buddhism neleed huchtey orj irsen baidag. Wagner ch tuhain uyedee Schopenhauer-t avtaj baisan ni tuunii buteluudees ilt medregddeg (philosophy of the "will," for instance). Tristan and Isolde jishee ni ter chigtee udur/shunu, uhel/amidral, unen/hudal gesen arga bilgiin uhaan deer suurilsan baidag. Uil yavdliin huvid ch gol hudulgugch huch ni enehuu hoyor taluudiin zorchildoon yum.


Togloltoos setgeld hamgiin todoor uldsen negen zuil ni yah argaguy taiz zasalt. Aldart taiz zasagch Hans Schavernoch-iin buteesen fallen angel-iig harsan hun bolgon shuud l "brilliant!" gej duu aldahaar bailaa. Zohioliin act bur uur uur gazar boldog buguud tuhai burt ni unuuh angel-iin hushuug erguulehed zohitsoh taiz bii bolno (ene tsaashaagaa harsan zurag gants oldson ni). Yaj ingej setgej chadsan bainaa...

Togloltiin huvid medeej amidaar uzej baigaa bolhoor gaihaltay baiv. Gehdee urid umnu ni denduu olon sain recording sonsson tul arai l setgeld hurch chadsanguy. Humuusiin huvid medeej durtay recording-uud ni uur uur. Minii huvid bol 1952 onii Bayreuth deer (Wagner-iin uuriinh ni bii bolgoson festival - Nietzsche-giin Ecce Homo uunii talaar neleed marzan tailbaruud bii) Herbert von Karajan-ii udirdsan bichleg hamgiin mundag ni. Yagaad ch yum von Karajan mash hurdan udirddag tul Wagner-t neleed zohitsood baih shig baidag yum. Harin hervee Wagner-iig gunzgii medehiig husvel Leonard Bernstein-ii udaan hemneltey 1981 onii huvilbariig sanal bolgoyo.

Medeej Wagner l bolson hoino tuunii opera-g uzehiin tuld uzegchdees neleed tesver hatuujil shaardana. Bernard Shaw-iin Perfect Wagnerite deer gardag shig Wagner neg ayalguug taniltsuulah bolovch tuuniigee zuvuur ilerhiilehees zoriud zugtana. Sonsogch bur tuhain uyed tolgoidoo zuv ayalguud husen huleeh bolovch Wagner buruu note ugun humuusiig budliantuulj orhino. Ingeh ni neg bodliin ih yadargaatay bolovch nuguu talaaraa uzegchdiig suudald ni tevcheerteygeer uyah gaihamshigtay arga bolj ugdug. Uuruur helbel tuunii opera-nuud deer hamag ayalguunuudiin zangilaa ni zuvhun tugsguld ni tailagddag gesen ug.

Tristan and Isolde-iin huvid opera-iin ehend Prelude (Vorspiele) deer taniltsuulagdsan ayalguunuud buhel togloltiin turshid olon yanzad huvirsaar tugsguld ni butsaj ireh uye ni Tristan-ii uheltey davhtsana. Ene uyed Isolde uuriin Liebestod buyu hair-uhliin duug duulan hairtaa aldsandaa haruusan nas nogchino. Ene ch utgaaraa Liebestod asar ih setgel hudluliig bagtaan tugs hair durlaliin ilerhiilel boldog (nuugaad yahav hamgiin anh sonsood ene heseg deer bi uilj baisan). Hun burt uur uursdiin durtay Liebestod-uud bii (minii uzsen togloltod duulsan Waltraud Meier, bas Maria Callas hoyoriinh hamgiin iheer taashaagdsan ni baij medne). Harin minii huvid hamgiin anhnii Isolde-uudiin neg Kirsten Flagstad-iinh hamgiin mundag ni:



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