Putin is our Khan. Drawing by Denis Tsyrenzhapov
Yakut artist Denis Tsyrenzhapov painted portrait of Vladimir Putin as a Mongol Khan. Unorthodox reading of the image of the President of Russia immediately traveled around the network. About the artist – Denis Tsyrenzhapov is 27 years old, has a higher education, he graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television in “directed and animated movie.” Denis is the head of the studio “Altan”. Denis is ethnic Buryat. And, judging by his activity in social networks, has a lively interest in the subject of the integration of the Buryat people to complete “the Russian nation.” Not alien to him is the subject of the ethnogenesis of the Mongolian people.
It should be noted that the phenomenon of Putin in the image of the Great Khaan is a natural phenomenon. Is it possible to see Russia as “the heir to the Horde”? – a question that can now be called quite speculative. And at the request of “Eurasians” Denis Tsyrenzhapov has presented his own vision of president Putin and Russian people.
Editorial “Gumilev Center” decided to clarify the motives of Denis Tsyrenzhapov’s experiment. Here’s what the author said: “Modern Russia – the successor of the Golden Horde. Russian culture took over from the Golden Horde Mongol culture and formed government that kind of power. At the end of the 15th century (and finally under Ivan the Terrible) Khan’s bid has been moved to the Kremlin, Khan moved to the Kremlin and the king became Khan. Do not forget that the Mongols created two super powers – Russia and China. But once we all lived in the same country. And I’m not talking just about the inhabitants of one country, I mean, Russia, Mongolia and China (as well as Iran, Iraq, Indonesia) were part of the same country!
“It happened during the period of the largest in the world history of the state – the Mongol Empire! State prevailing in the XIII century as a result of the conquests of Genghis Khan and his successors, included the largest in world history adjacent territory from the Danube to the Sea of Japan and from Novgorod to almost Australia (area approx. 33,000,000 square kilometers). So I painted our Putin not as president, but as Khan”.
Some more drawings of Denis Tsyrenzhapov: