Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990055
Name: Buyandelger
Parent's name: Mendget
Ovog: Go
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1944
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: higher
Notes on education:
Work: Freelance journalist
Belief: none
Born in: [None Given] sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: passed away
Father's profession: passed away

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education / cultural production; childhood; family; work; literature;

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Summary of Interview 081104A with Buyandelger

Mengetiin Buyandelger was born in 1944 in Ulaanbaatar city. She is a native citizen. Her father was Chinese and came to Mongolia at the age of 16 and settled there. He worked as a carpenter at Gandan monastery all his life. Her mother’s name was Nadmid. She recollected: “My parents labored day and night for the good of the family and the children. They paid a lot of attention to the children’s education. For instance, when M. Buyandelger was still a child, her parents regularly gave her money every month to buy literary books. In order for her younger brother Bold to attend a Russian kindergarten and teach him Russian language, her mother changed her job and went to work at the ‘fifth Russian kindergarten’. She studied at the fifth school between 1951-1961 and graduated from there. Since her childhood she was interested in literature and read a lot of books and she wrote poems. When she was still a third grade schoolgirl, she decided to become a ‘newspaper correspondent’. She took active part public work (niigmiin ajil) such as issuing a wall newspaper and she headed the class and the group council. Some of her poems were published in the Pioneer newspaper. She graduated the tenth grade and got an appointment to study in the Soviet Union as a journalist. She entered Leningrad University and graduated from it in 1967. While she studied, the preparatory work to establish television in Mongolia was done and after graduating from the University she became the first worker of the first Mongolian television the ‘Mongolian National Television’. She was first one to be appointed to work at different locations (oron nutagt).