Interviewee ID: 990155
Parent's name: Genden
Year of Birth: 1936
Notes on education:
Born in: Manhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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education / cultural production; foreign relations; work; cultural campaigns; privatization;
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Summary of Interview 090212A with Doomoi
G. Doomoi was born in 1936 in Manhan sum of Hovd aimag. After completing elementary school in 1948 he went to the officer’s school. When the officer’s school was closed, he went back to his homeland and attended the training course for medical workers and he then worked as a nurse in the Manhan sum hospital and he used carry out the ‘red injections’. Then he studied at the Hovd secondary school, the trade vocational school, and took evening classes in Marxism and Leninism. He graduated from the Economic Institute of the Soviet Union. He worked working in the trade organization and then he retired.
At the start of the interview he talked in detail about the elementary school of Manhan sum, about the schoolchildren’s life. He took exams for the officer’s school and he passed them but soon the war was over and the officer’s school was closed. He talked briefly about his work and life of that time. He used to define the price of the goods coming from abroad and after discussion at a Ministry meeting the prices would be fixed. He used to go abroad on assignment to choose the consumer goods.
He also talked about industrialization and the attitude towards work of the people of that time. He talked of the work collective and he compared them with the present situation. He briefly talked about the cultural campaign and the collectivization movement. He mentioned the Soviet specialists who went to the countryside for inspection visits and how they injected the red injection.
At the end he concluded that only a few people got rich by privatization and he shared his own privatization experience. At the beginning of the privatization the trading organization he had worked at was liquidated and the workers were fired. Those who privatized that building took possession of it. He said he has nothing that he received from privatization. He gave his privatization coupons to the meat plant and once or twice he received some dividends, but then he heard nothing more.