Interviewee ID: 990381
Parent's name: Luvsanbazar
Year of Birth: 1952
Occupations: driver for city administrator
Education: incomplete secondary
Notes on education: This most likely means 7 years of schooling.
Born in: Bulgan sum, Ömnögovi aimag
Lives in: Dalangadzad sum (or part of UB), Ömnögovi aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090929A with Odhüü by Sarantsetseg
L. Odhüü was born in 1952, in Ömnögovi aimag, Bulgan sum. He resides at the 3rd bag of Dalanzadgad sum, Ömnögovi aimag. After finishing 7th grade in 1967 he joined 16th auto station as a worker, he served in the military from 1970-73, and after finishing driving school in 1974 worked as a driver until his retirement.
At the beginning of the interview he gives a brief description of how he attended 7 year school in Bulgan sum and about student life in the dormitory. Then he proceeds to narrate about his adult life, the work ethic during socialism and his professional community. At that time the 16th auto station had two teams, one called the service unit which operated within the city by dispatch and another one that worked between cities. At that time mostly Russian imported ZIL-130 cars were used for transportation and drivers would unite to form teams called “Sayatan Brigad” (million miles team), “Youth Leader Team” and work undertaking goals and orders. Such team work stopped with the 1992 privatization. He also talks about people who had power during socialism and People’s Committee of Monitoring and Inspection that used to monitor activities of various institutions and individuals.
In the middle part of the interview he gives a detailed account of the cultural campaigns, how religion and faith were transformed and how the collectivization movement started. He also mentions about the repressions and how one of his relatives, someone called Danzanrentsen who was one time head of the Arhangai Aimag administration was imprisoned and later released.
Towards the end he talks about how the processes of privatization were initiated and how common workers and minor clerks were left without anything. He also gives a detailed account of foreign relations during socialism, environmental changes and funeral rituals.