Interviewee ID: 990305
Parent's name: Horloo
Year of Birth: 1931
Education: not given
Notes on education:
Born in: Bayan-Önjüül sum, Töv aimag
Lives in: Bayangol sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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environment; democracy; belief; privatization; funerals;
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Summary of Interview 090809B with Chuluunbat
I wasn’t involved in the democratic movement. The so-called democracy got few people to join it and it began with those drunkards anyways. Democracy brought only beggars and the drunkards and there is unemployment. There are more bad things than good things. They just fight each other and there’s nothing about developing the nation and becoming organized.
Privatization has shattered us. There is nothing we have acquired. Maybe only an apartment we got for free. I gave my 7000 tögrögs worth of coupons to one place. They gave me green material cloth, and nothing more. The green and red papers (privatization coupons) reached only the upper-level people. They issued the twentieth decree and, lying about increasing our money, they got rich themselves.
In the socialist periods the family was protected and their health was protected. The divorced had a bad reputation. In order for the population to grow, children’s money and the order of ‘Distinguished Mother’ were given.
In the old days the dead were put out in the open. I buried my father’s body in the countryside. When you look now, we see the northern part of Ulaanbaatar all merged with the burial place.