Interviewee ID: 990241
Parent's name: Dashdorj
Year of Birth: 1943
Notes on education:
Born in: Han-Uul sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: [None Given] sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: Veterinary hospital laboratory worker
Father's profession: veterinarian (baga emch)
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Summary of Interview 090632B with Narantsetseg
In the socialist period, the mothers with many children were supported and they were given money and the order “The Mother’s Glory” [Ehiin aldar]. The women’s organization was concerned with health and household issues of mothers and they did a lot of work. The revision of the Law on Pension from 1992 caused the young women with four children retire. It was a great victimization. The women with many children lost their rights to labour by being made to retire. Consequently, many women sold cigarettes one by one in the streets and they got involved in small trade, helping their families. At the same time their children wandered around, dropping out of school, and their husbands became drunkards, which led to divorce. In such a way the women were victimized by a law.
When I was a schoolchild, I tied a tie on the head of the Democratic Republic of Korea Choi In [it is unclear whom this refers to, but probably Choe Yong-kun] when he visited Songino and I congratulated him. He visited the Biokombinat and he met with the working people there. In 1957, the year I was to enter the seventh grade, I went to Germany for a holiday. In such a way even the children’s organization sent children abroad by the exchange program for a holiday. In the socialist period, we imported food and clothes from Russia and China. We had great assistance from our two neighbours and we still get it. Therefore I am easily offended by the words ‘those bad Chinese and bad Russians’ that people say all the time.