Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990188
Name: Dariimaa
Parent's name: Jamsran
Ovog: Holboo het tamgatan
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1941
Ethnicity: Zahchin

Additional Information
Education: incomplete secondary
Notes on education: This most likely means 7 years of schooling.
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Manhan sum, Hovd aimag
Lives in: Bornuur sum (or part of UB), Töv aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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work; democracy; literature; privatization; foreign relations;

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democracy; privatization; nature and environment; foreign relations; consumer goods; authority; boss - worker relations; private life; funeral rituals;

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Summary of Interview 090414B with Dariimaa

In the start of the interview she talked about the democratic movement, which flourished in the 1990s in Mongolia. During the socialist period the people had been tied up by permanent work, but after the democratic movement the people started to make their own decisions their own life and work and they started to think freely. She thinks that during privatization the majority of the people expected that state property would be divided equally among them but they were left empty-handed. A few cunning people obtained a lot of property. She gave her privatization coupons to a broker’s firm but she doesn’t know what happened to them.

She also talked about the plants and the animals that were becoming rarer and the big changes in nature and the environment. She also mentioned that there were many Chinese in Bornuur when she first came there, and that there were many Russian goods in the socialist period with very few Chinese goods. The dargas of the socialist time didn’t like it when people criticized any issues and therefore the people never talked openly.

At the end of the interview she briefly mentioned about her private life, about getting trained in Bornuur to drive a tractor and raising five children. She also talked about funeral rituals. She mentioned about writing poems and she read one of her poems.