Gareth Jones

[bas relief by Oleh Lesiuk]



Stop Press


Complete Soviet Articles & Background Information


Précis of Gareth's Soviet Famine Articles


All Published Articles




Tell Them We Are Starving




Eyewitness to the Holodomor



More Than Grain of Truth



Manchukuo Incident





'Are you Listening NYT?'  U.N. Speech - Nov 2009


Gareth Recognised at Cambridge - Nov 2009


Reporter and the Genocide - Rome, March 2009


Order of Freedom Award -Nov 2008


Premiere of 'The Living' Documentary Kyiv - Nov 2008


Gareth Jones 'Famine' Diaries - Chicago 2008


Aberystwyth Memorial Plaque 2006





Scholarship Fund


Site Map




Legal Notices


Sponsored Links



A boy jockey described by Gareth as having a yellow shirt and a red kerchief on his head.

Then came the horse races with boy jockeys who were wearing yellow shirts on which were bright red Buddhist prayer wheels and they had brilliant red kerchief on their heads.  After that there was archery for some hours.  Next came the wrestling.  Before a bout, mare’s milk was served and the wrestler prays and also after the fight.  He wears a leather coat studded with white metal studs with a Buddhist wheel on the back.  He leaps and dances and the winner comes to the Prince’s tent and is given a block of tea, money, presents and cake.  He dances up and down, prays on his knees and bows with his head on the ground.  He goes back into the field and throws a piece of cake on to the roof of the tent.  The wrestlers are very sporting.  There is no quarrelling as to the decision and the loser just grins.  The winning person has a Swastika branded on him.  What would Hitler say?  The wrestling of Mongols went on for many, many hours.  

A boy priest came and sat down by me while I ate my mutton at lunchtime and stared at me, as do many of the Mongols.  One young boy with a pleasant face came up to me and pulled the hair on my hand, pulled the hair on my knee and drew the zip on my shirt to see the hair on my chest. The Mongols love being photographed and they lacked self-consciousness as I took photos of them.  I was amused to see another old ruffian who had an embossed sixpenny piece of ‘Queen Victoria’ attached to his pigtail.

Gareth at the Lama service.

Previous Page

Purchase Book

Next Page


Original Research, Content & Site Design by Nigel Linsan Colley. Copyright © 2001-17 All Rights Reserved Original document transcriptions by M.S. Colley.Click here for Legal Notices.  For all further details email:  Nigel Colley or Tel: (+44)  0796 303  8888