Interviewee ID: 990187
Parent's name: Shirendev
Year of Birth: 1939
Notes on education: economist
Work: retired, economist
Born in: Nömrög sum, Zavhan aimag
Lives in: Han-Uul sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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privatization; relations between men and women; work; funerals;
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Summary of Interview 090323B with Tuulaihüü
At the beginning of the interview she talked about the democratic movement in the 1990s. The former Prime Minister Byambasüren and Da. Ganbold started the privatization, and she thinks, because it was started early and the privatization was carried out in a short period of time, the agricultural industry has declined. She also briefly talked about men and women. In the socialist period the young people strived to get educated and work and live faithfully, but at the present time there are many who live the wrong way.
She also talked mentioned about the family. The socialist family law was a good law, and it encouraged the stable families and promoted them in the press. Therefore divorce cases were few and the policy of increasing the population was carried out by giving out the children’s money, and the order of the “Glorifying Mother”. She also talked about the Russians who came in great numbers to Mongolia and they had done great deal of development in the agricultural and the industrial sectors.
Towards the end of the interview she talked about industrialization and the living condition of the people of that time. The young people, though without education, assisted the experienced industrial workers and after taking exams they joined the working ranks. Their salary was sufficient therefore they paid attention to their work and strived to work with high productivity. She also briefly mentioned about the funeral rituals. In the olden times the dead were put on the sunny hillside with a stone covered by khadag under their head. The dead were covered with a cloth that had writings from Buddha’s sutras and in this way they were buried. Since 1960s the dead had begun to be buried in the earth. Recently the people started to prefer cremation.