Yunden


Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990165
Name: Yunden
Parent's name: Tserendorj
Ovog: Buurangiinhen
Sex: m
Year of Birth: 1942
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Bat-Ölzii 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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work; democracy; relations between men and women; environment; urban issues;

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Summary of Interview 090321B with Yunden


In the beginning of the interview he talked in detail about going to work at the leather and hide factory to increase his salary and improve his living conditions in 1974. At first he worked as a worker and then became a brigade darga and supervised 50-60 people. He talked about the workers’ life of that period, the socialist labour brigade and the industrialization that was taking place. He talked about the life of men and women under the socialist regime, about the family issue and its changes and transformation. In the socialist period if someone divorced, measures were taken against him as being unstable in marital life. At the present time it became free to divorce and to get married.


He also talked about democracy. The factories were privatized and they were given to two or three people. Consequently the factories stopped operating. The young people who supported the democracy all became unemployed and they went into the streets. He said he was disappointed about democracy. He also mentioned about the city life and how it has changed, about the transformation and changes of the nature and environment.


At the end he briefly mentioned about the foreigners who had been working in Mongolia during the socialist period, about her own childhood, the children’s upbringing, and funeral rituals.