Interviewee ID: 990197
Parent's name: Algaa
Year of Birth: 1949
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Born in: [None Given] sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: doctor
Father's profession: political worker
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Summary of Interview 090122A with Baatarhüü
A. Baatarhüü was born in 1949. He is qualified as an engineer mechanic of food machinery. He graduated from the Odessa Food Technology Institute in the Soviet Union.
During the Kazakh uprising great many Urianhai people migrated to Mongolia and one of them was his father. He assisted in raising the livestock of the rich, and when the children of the rich had to be sent to school he went instead and thus his schooling began. His father studied at the Mongolian Rabfak, the school for the leading workers in Ulan-Ude. In 1941 he completed the artillery school in Sumo city of Ukraine. He is proud of his father that he was one of the educated people of that time. When Baatarhüü was born, it was the end of WWII, food and consumer goods were very rare. There was no national production or service and it was a tough period. At the age of three Baatarhüü memorized the 35 letters and at the age of 4-5 I swept the floor and sewed his buttons. He went to school at the age of learning and studied well. He was the leading student therefore he earned the right to study at the Food Industry school in the Soviet Union at the expense of the state. He completed the school successfully. Then he worked at the Darhan meat plant which was established with the assistance of the Hungarians with the most modern techniques and technology. He started his working career there working as an assembler, electrician, and plumber.