Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990267
Name: Norhloo
Parent's name: Biniya
Ovog: Erdene
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1942
Ethnicity: Bayad
Occupations: retired

Additional Information
Education: higher
Notes on education:
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Tes sum, Uvs aimag
Lives in: Chingeltei sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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Summary of Interview 090517A with Norhloo by Dejid

She was born on May 25, 1943, in Tes sum of Uvs aimag. She has graduated secondary school and an Institute in the Soviet Union having been trained as an engraver of nonferrous metal. She is one of the first and best specialists of the nation.

She came to Ulaanbaatar from the borderland and went to the 15th secondary school. Then she moved to Nalaih which is 30-40 km from Ulaanbaatar and attended the 5th grade of the 9th secondary school. In the 1950s the industrialization process started and education and culture started to be run properly. The wife of the Russian darga of the mine taught Russian, and it was very interesting for her therefore she quickly learned the language. In 1955-1956 the children were selected by their schooling and discipline results and they started to be sent abroad especially to Russia. She was one of them and she is one of the first people who acquired training as an engraver nonferrous metal.

There was a time when the Central Committee assigned the personnel to the ministries and the departments. The creation of the small artelis and the big leather and hide factories was the foundation of the industrialization of Mongolia laid by the industrial cooperatives, she feels. She worked for nine years in the arteli of craftsmen and has been carving in a beautiful way producing state souvenirs and gifts and making them the face of the state. She went once again to Moscow to study this specific vocation at the Institute. After graduation the Ministry of Finance offered her a position but she went to the Public Service ministry to work as a specialist and then the deputy darga of the department.

Summary of Interview 090517B with Norhloo by Dejid

She was adopted by her parents when she was nearly twelve months old. Her parents’ deeds have deeply influenced her life, she thinks.

In 1976 she came back after graduation and the 1980s was the peak period of the socialist development. She could write and speak Russian. Her language level was high and it was the window through which she was introduced with world culture and techniques and technology, and it gave her a great many opportunities in her life. She spoke in detail about student life in Russia, the policy conducted by the state in teaching the students abroad, their salary, allowance and provision. She spoke with documented facts on many new techniques and technologies introduced in the social service sector. Buddha has become our national religion and during the revolution it had been suppressed, and it revived again in 1990. She went to India as a tourist and met with the Dalai Lama. He gave her a Buddha bagsh with a relic in it as a gift. It has become the Buddha of our family.