Interviewee ID: 990316
Parent's name: Dendev
Year of Birth: 1928
Notes on education:
Born in: Erdenemandal sum, Arhangai aimag
Lives in: Songinohairhan sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090424B with Chuluun
Religion is a school of educating people and stretching their mind. There are various books and sutras on corrective ceremonies like opening the ground doors, letting in profit, succeeding in work and various actions. They are Altangerel, Sundui, Jaddagva and etc. For some time religion has been eliminated and with its revival I’m learning to merge into it with all my might to help the people.
In the socialist period there were no unemployed people in the city or in the countryside. Those who were reluctant to work were forced officially to do it. The people against whom measures had been taken were entrusted to the official institutions and they were made to work. The toughest period was the 1940-1950s, you know. When I was a child, we were assigned to bring this many squirrel skins, this many kg of grass for the summer work and we were taught to work. We milked cows, grazed the sheep, the girls sewed and stitched, showing example by their work.