Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990098
Name: Tserendulam
Parent's name: Tserenpil
Ovog: Orhunt
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1939
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: elementary
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Hujirt sum, Övörhangai aimag
Lives in: Han-Uul sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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urban issues; industrialization; democracy; foreign relations; funerals;

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Summary of Interview 081220B with Tserendulam

In the start of the interview she talked about her private life and she compared the city and the countryside life. She mentioned that the Harhorin flour plant was established with the assistance of Hungary and it produced flour and livestock feed and it produced them for the state farms. She also mentioned about the collective that worked there.

From the winter of 1989, life became tough but she survived it in an ordinary way, she thinks. Thanks to democracy we acquired freedom and religion flourished. Many such wonderful things happened but due to the wrong way privatization was carried out, much capital was destroyed and wasted, she thinks. Though she got privatization coupons, she didn’t receive any benefit from them, like the majority of the people.

At the end of the interview she briefly mentioned the people in authority authoritative of the socialist time, the non-governmental organizations, the development of techniques and technology and foreign relations. Also she mentioned about how the mining industry influences the nature and environment and the need for rehabilitation (of the repressed).

The Mongolians put lamb skin under the dead and put tea under the head and cover him with white cloth and leave him. She talked about this, and also mentioned that in the recent times there’s a tendency to cremate the corpse.