Interviewee ID: 990331
Parent's name: Baatar
Year of Birth: 1963
Notes on education:
Work: teacher, currently not working
Born in: 'Worker' raion sum, Ulaanbaatar aimag
Lives in: Bayangol sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: doctor
Father's profession: driver
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Summary of Interview 090910B with Tümendelger
Tümendelger went to Japan and lived there for 10 years when democracy started in 1990 and big changes occurred in people’s life in Mongolia.
Tümendelger’s grandfather was a Russian Buriat and repressed. He wasn’t a lama but he was arrested together with a lama from his town. He knows Russian very well, so he explained that he is not a lama and so he survived and stayed in prison for 9 years, but the other person was shot. After 9 years in prison he lived a ordinary person’s life until his last day.
Tümendelger studied at the Mongolian language department of the Mongolian National University during 1984-1990 and successfully graduated. It was a time of democracy, so his student years were in the atmosphere of democracy. He thinks that the democracy brought both good and bad things in his personal life as well as Mongolians' life generally. People have gone through a very difficult time in the first few years of democracy. After democracy English was taught at all levels of school so he worked as an English teacher at the secondary school.
The heating system of Ulaanbaatar city was very bad during 1994-2000 and people wore their coats at the schools and offices.