Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990082
Name: Orosoo
Parent's name: Zana
Ovog: Merged
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1945
Ethnicity: Halh
Occupations: retired

Additional Information
Education: secondary
Notes on education: büren dund
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Erdenebulgan sum, Hövsgöl aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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Summary of Interview 081219A with Orosoo by Baasanhüü

Z. Orosoo was born in 1945 in Erdenebulgan sum of Hövsgöl aimag. Completing the 7th grade, he enrolled and studied at the Polytechnic University. After studying for 4 years, he graduated with a specialisation in “auto-mechanics”. He was called up for military service when he was working for the logging company at Tosontsengel sum, Zavhan aimag . At that time, the duration of military service was 3 years and he stayed in the military sector after finishing his service and worked for the rest of his life there. The army selected the people who were needed for military service. “I would like to work for national economy after demobilizing from army if it would be as I wished” he said.

Summary of Interview 081219B with Orosoo by Baasanhüü

Orosoo said that studying in the Polytechnic just after completing the 7th grade had an important impact on his future work and life. In addition, the military sector he worked in for his entire life taught him the ways and reasons of how to live.

He received the “North Star” award from Tsedenbal in the winter of 1974 because he participated in harvesting in that year and the brigade he managed worked very well. “This was the greatest award he received during his lifetime as well as one of most pleasant moments of his life” he said.

Orosoo linked the crisis that arose after the appearance of democratic society to the condition in the socialist period in which everyone was given everything so that they did not need to make any effort of their own. School and work were available, everything was regulated from above, but one day people’s life became dependent on their own initiative, then they lost their hold. Society collapse totally, and an army of drunkards was formed eventually. These all crises were connected directly to implementation of the change without any preparation.