Mongolia's approach toward the development and the
dissemination of information and its policies concerning the
degree of access to, and influence allowed from, other countries
were undergoing significant change in the late 1980s as,
particularly in 1989, official views concerning themes, events,
and leading personalities in Mongolia's recent and early history
were undergoing substantial revision. Many of these new
interpretations were opening the way to further research on the
Mongolian cultural heritage, an area previously regarded as
sensitive because of its potential for arousing "nationalistic"
emotions. Echoing similar events in the Soviet Union, these
developments were in keeping with the political trend toward
openness and democratization.
Data as of June 1989