Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990246
Name: Dariimaa
Parent's name: Luvsanochir
Ovog: Taij
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1952
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: elementary
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Shanh sum, Övörhangai aimag
Lives in: Shanh sum (or part of UB), Övörhangai aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder

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herding / livestock; belief; privatization; cultural campaigns; family;

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mother - father; herder; state farm; privatization; childhood; schoolchildren's life; children's upbringing; movies; plays; belief; repression; cultural campaigns;

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Summary of Interview 090706A with Dariimaa

L. Daariimaa was born in 1952 in Harhorin sum of Övörhangai aimag. At the start of the interview she talked about her childhood, her parents and the herders’ life of that time. She mentioned that the herders had 16-17 heads of private livestock and they lived equally. If they lacked wool, cashmere and dairy products [from what the state plan expected], they had to pay for it. If they worked well, they were rewarded. She also briefly mentioned about tending curly haired half-breed sheep called ‘Altai’ raised for meat and milk. She talked about the work activity of the Harhorin state farm.

By the end of the 1980s the ‘ails’ took out the concealed Buddhas and the relics and about a dozen old lamas came together to open a local monastery. She also told about her private life and the privatization process. At that time the state farms had numerous livestock but the herders were given very few of them. For instance, she mentioned that a family of eight was given 10 lambs, one cow and two horses. Also, the local people used to say that there used to be many items like tractors and combines, but some fat people came from Ulaanbaatar and took all of them away. There used to be a flour plant in Harhorin and big public service agencies, but she expressed her regret that the children of those people who had been dargas took everything and broke down the buildings.

She also talked about childhood, the relations between children and their parents, religion, repression and the cultural campaign.