Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990332
Name: Avirmed
Parent's name: Ayush
Ovog: Hüühed
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1940
Ethnicity: Halh
Occupations: retired

Additional Information
Education: secondary
Notes on education: büren dund
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Sevree sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Hanhongor sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: [blank]

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Summary of Interview 090911A with Avirmed by Sarantsetseg

А.Avirmed was born in Sevree sum of Ömnögovi aimag. Starting in 1956 at age 16 he worked as a security guard for the Sevree sum trade and supply unit as well as a as senior chef for local school. Then he proceeded to become a policeman at the Ömnögovi aimag centre, investigator of civil family cases, juvenile parole officer, and sum representative until his retirement in 2002.

At the beginning of the interview he talks about his childhood and years in school. He also talks about how he worked as a juvenile #parole officer, how the cultural campaigns took place and how the state managed the education system. Before the inspections of the cultural campaign committee there were certain orders for preparation; an inspection committee consisting of 10-15 members would work in one sum for an average of one week.

In the middle part of the interview he talks about work and life during socialism. Although he never attained a law degree he became a professional through training courses and served for many years in the police authority. During socialism there were projects carried out to register marital ties but there were no policies carried out by the state to support families. He also briefly talks about how those who were in power differed from ordinary people and how religion and faith have been transformed through years.

Finally he talks about process of privatization. He mentions how privatization of agricultural equipment, buildings and property took place in a disorderly manner, how the leaders and economists of the negdel acquired most of it, the herders acquired their own livestock and how those who worked for the state were left without anything. He also talks on many topics such as technology during socialism, environmental changes, democracy, foreign relations, NGO, activities of the police force, urban life and funeral rituals.