Interviewee ID: 990530
Parent's name: Zagd
Year of Birth: 1947
Notes on education:
Work: retired / Head of Seniors (ahmadyn darga)
Born in: Tüvshin Shiree sum, Sühbaatar aimag
Lives in: Baruun Urt sum (or part of UB), Sühbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 100601A with Adiya
When Adiya was a child, the Tüvshinshiree sum school and its storehouse were inside of the large building of Naplin monastery. Along the two sides of the monastery ruins there had been carved Taras and her parents told her it was prohibited to step over them. Also when Adiya was small, there were many people with magic powers (elbe shidtei) whom they visited in secret.
There was a tungsten mine in Bürentsogt sum and there were many nationalities there that came from various places.
The Talbulag mine technology has gradually improved. There used to be ZIL-130 5 ton trucks and dump trucks at first, then KARAZ trucks which could carry 12 tons, 24 ton BELAZes and later, since 2000 trucks made jointly with the American company Trex have been used. There weren’t many Russian specialists. At that time the mine had an auxiliary enterprise and the young families were given apartments from the mine and the gers were given after being catalogued.
The cultural campaign began when Adiya was in the first grade and once a week there was an inspection of the ‘ails’ and in addition, venereal disease inspections were made frequently. Also, at that time the children’s clothes were made by the people themselves.
At that time the schoolchildren chose their schools to study further after they had completed the seventh grade and according to their academic studies. Adiya thinks, that the people of that time had a good ability to memorize and the teachers' teaching methods were good.
During socialism people kept strictly to schedules. Much consideration was given to develop the work group. The people were promoted not by gender but by ability. If equipment was damaged, they had to pay three times the cost. Salary was not paid for the public work.