Interviewee ID: 990205
Parent's name: Anonymous
Year of Birth: 1950
Notes on education:
Work: Head of XX district Red Cross
Born in: Tonhil sum, Govi-Altai aimag
Lives in: Bayangol sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: worker
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 090602B with Anonymous
At the beginning of the interview she talked about the education system of the socialist regime and about her time as a schoolchild. Schoolchildren of that time were in class for 5-6 hours and in addition, they actively participated in the various activities organized by the Pioneer organization. Also, in the 1960s the Chinese used to live in great numbers in Mongolia and in 1968, 1969 they were forced to leave. Eighty percent of the total consumer goods imported to Mongolia during the socialist period were Russian goods. She also said that the vegetable and the flour requirements were fully met by Mongolia’s own production.
She also talked about the people in authority during socialism. In the socialist period, every administrative organization organized many meetings and the dargas were much criticized at those meetings, and people used to write notifications to the People’s Auditing Committee and according to those notifications a commission came and checked up. Therefore the administrators worked with great responsibility. She also mentioned about the techniques and technology propagated under socialism.
Later she talked in some detail how the factories had developed and about the industrial workers’ life and work. In the socialist period Mongolia was an agricultural-industrial nation but after 1990 the factories were privatized and production almost completely stopped. She mentioned how the men and women’s situation has changed and also about the democracy, nature and environment and the funeral rituals.