Justin Rowlatt in Mongolia
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Traditional Mongolia transformed by mining riches

Beneath Mongolia's Gobi desert lie enormous reserves of gold, silver and copper, and a deal between the Mongolian government and mining giant Rio Tinto could transform the country from one of the poorest, to one of the richest per capita in the world.

Justin Rowlatt reports for Newsnight on how the country's burgeoning new wealth is reshaping this very traditional nation.

  • 22 Apr 2013
Go to next video: Choking on camel intestine sausage