Interviewee ID: 990155
Parent's name: Genden
Year of Birth: 1936
Notes on education:
Born in: Manhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090212A with Doomoi by Sarantsetseg
G. Doomoi was born in 1936 in Manhan sum of Hovd aimag. After completing elementary school in 1948 he went to the officer’s school. When the officer’s school was closed, he went back to his homeland and attended the training course for medical workers and he then worked as a nurse in the Manhan sum hospital and he used carry out the ‘red injections’. Then he studied at the Hovd secondary school, the trade vocational school, and took evening classes in Marxism and Leninism. He graduated from the Economic Institute of the Soviet Union. He worked working in the trade organization and then he retired.
At the start of the interview he talked in detail about the elementary school of Manhan sum, about the schoolchildren’s life. He took exams for the officer’s school and he passed them but soon the war was over and the officer’s school was closed. He talked briefly about his work and life of that time. He used to define the price of the goods coming from abroad and after discussion at a Ministry meeting the prices would be fixed. He used to go abroad on assignment to choose the consumer goods.
He also talked about industrialization and the attitude towards work of the people of that time. He talked of the work collective and he compared them with the present situation. He briefly talked about the cultural campaign and the collectivization movement. He mentioned the Soviet specialists who went to the countryside for inspection visits and how they injected the red injection.
At the end he concluded that only a few people got rich by privatization and he shared his own privatization experience. At the beginning of the privatization the trading organization he had worked at was liquidated and the workers were fired. Those who privatized that building took possession of it. He said he has nothing that he received from privatization. He gave his privatization coupons to the meat plant and once or twice he received some dividends, but then he heard nothing more.
Summary of Interview 090212B with Doomoi by Sarantsetseg
In the beginning of the interview he mentioned briefly democracy and he thought that the recent slandering and condemnation of the government was an obstacle to the development and the well being of the nation.
Recently we observe the people coming from abroad and taking away the Mongolian wealth. He thinks the 500000 tögrögs given to the new families is a needless waste. He criticized the present-day authorities for being irresponsible, coveting money, and telling lies, in comparison to the socialist authorities. He compared the city life of the socialist period with the present day situation and now Ulaanbaatar has become full of smoke with poor city planning and full of pollution in the environment.
At the end of the interview he mentioned the socialist period children were well disciplined and he criticized the present-day children’s upbringing, and the education system. He briefly talked about funeral rituals.