Christian L

herder badges ...

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I also have badge 534 and have obtained information on him

It was awarded to a herder called Yuruultiin Gonchig

Herder Gonchig was a native of Dornogobi province (south eastern part of Mongolia, the province capital is Sainshand). The Trans-Siberian train passes through this town.

Interestingly, Gonchig was an affluent herder at the time. He owned over 700 heads of livestock but unfortunately he lost almost 90% in severe snowfalls that affected his home county in the winter of 1942-1943. For some reason he never attended the First conference in 1941 although he owned quite a large herd.

Attached are:

- his honorary medal of labour recommendation

- overview of the presents he chose

- registry of the best herders of his province

- serial nr overview

Yuruultiin Gonchig -present.docYuruultiin Gonchig recommendation translation.docYuruultiin Gonchig serial number tranlsation.docYuruultiin Gonchig-herds.doc

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Choijin Nanzai personally filled in a questionaire during the conference. The herders at the conference represented all herders and were required to fill out this questionnaire during the conference. The results were then analyzed and subsequently put in the form of a handbook. The handbook contained the advice on how to take care of the herds (a very well written book with color illustrations of plants, etc) and distributed to the herders. The book was written by Comrade J. Sambuu who later became the Chairman of the Presidium of State Great Khural (you can see his signature on all award booklets of 1960s and early 1970s). Sambuu even spent some time with few selected best herders to have them review the book. This questionnaire was an important start towards compiling this handbook.

Attached is an example of the questionnaire. Translation to follow later.

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Here is the handbook we have been talking about above. Written by Jamsrangiin Sambuu (who later became the President of the MPR) and published in 1949. The title of the book is "Guide book for herders on how to succeed in animal husbandry". A thick book in Old Mongolian with color and b&w illustrations.

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Thanks Tsend

A lot of very interesting new information in this thread in recent weeks.

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The picture shows the Best Herder from Umnugobi (current Dundgobi) province S. Tsegmid who attended the First Best Herder Conference in December 1941. Tsegmid was only 19 when she qualified for this event. At the conference, she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor Valor and the Best Herder Badge (Type 1 badge with SN 115). Herder Tsegmid was also included in the delegation of Mongolian government that visited the Soviet-German front in December 1942. This was the first delegation headed by Marshal Kh. Choibalsan to hand over the gifts of the Mongolian people to the representatives of the Red Army. The particular photo shows Tsegmid shaking hands with the Red Army soldiers.

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Best herder badge 393 - awarded at the second conference of the Best Herders of the MPR, in November 1943, to Daramyn Zagdsambar

Precinct 9, Naran county, Zavhan province

Recommendation:

Full name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Ethnicity

Address

Number of owned livestock

Serial number of the badge

Daramyn Zagdasambar

44

Male

Herder

Halha

Precinct # 9, Naran county, Zavhan province

161 heads

393 (handwritten)

Daramyn Zagdasambar owned just three animals in 1921. As of 1942, he owned 131 heads of livestock and as of 1943-161 heads. In 1942 he reared 18 newborn animals from 18 mother animals. In 1943, he reared 51 newborn animals from 57 mother animals. He also combed 80 kg of wool in 1942 and 109 kg in 1943. Herder Zagdsambar prepared 50 centners of hay in 1942 and 98 centners in 1943. In 1942, he built two large corrals and one in 1943. He also built a small corral for his herds in 1942. Comrade Zagdsambar is an active participant of party/public work and is an exemplary herder.

As present he had a pair of Mongolian boots and a pair of leather boots.

attachicon.gifZagdsambar -present.jpgattachicon.gifZagdsambar Serial number.jpgattachicon.gifZagdsambar-recommendation.jpg

More information on Zagdsambar:

First, the translation of the table showing herds in possession of herder Zagdsambar at the time of attending the herder conference. The table shows his herds broken down into the five major animals. Daramyn Zagdsambar-herds.doc

Also, he was awarded the Honorary Certificate by the Council of Ministers when attending the herder conference. Attached is a translation of the document showing his name and serial number of the certificate. Zagdsambar -Gramota.doc

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Choijin Nanzai was awarded nr 257 at the first conference of the Best Herders of the MPR in December 1941.

He is from Manhan county, Hovd province

He was also recommended to be awarded with the Honorary Medal of Labor but his award recommendation was elevated to the Order of Polar Star. A photo was managed to be found as well apparently some photos of participants of the First conference were preserved - it appears that the photos were taken prior to their participation as they do not wear their badges. May be they are registration photos as the background of the photos of different herders are the same.

Full name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Address

Order/medal recommended

Order/medal awarded

Choijin Nanzai

42 (hand-written)

Male

Herder

Precinct # 4, Manhan county, Khovd province

Honorary Medal of Labor

Order of the Polar Star (hand-written)

Choijin Nanzai owned no animal in 1931. As of 1941, he owned 434 heads of livestock and reared all mother animals with no loses. Herder Nanzai prepared 26 centners in 1941. He built a large corral for his livestock. He fulfilled by 90% the wool quota for this year.

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Nanzai was awarded the Order of Polar Star in 1941 and below is a translation of his ukaz

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DECREE OF THE PRESIDIUM OF THE STATE SMALL KHURAL

OF THE MONGOLIAN PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC

December 5, 1941. Ulaanbaatar

On awarding the participants of the First Conference of the Best Herders of the Mongolian People’s Republic with Orders and Medals

The Presidium of the State Small Khural decrees:

To award the herders who have achieved significant results in the cause of developing the animal husbandry by closely caring for the animals, preparing the animal fodder, constructing and renovating the warm animal corrals, increasing the number of heads of mother animals, conducting correct animal-mating campaigns, rearing newborn and young animals and using wool from all animals. The herders who achieved the above requirements and exerted all efforts for fulfilling the utmost important tasks of the Party and Government and thus, serving an example for others.

One. Order of the Red Banner of Labor Valor

  1. Yatavyn Jamtso, a 73-year-old man, the best herder from Bulgan County, Hovd province.
  2. Sabaryn Nyangai, the best herder, Precinct #1, Bulgan County, Hovd province.
  3. Dambyn Ravdan, Head of the Precinct # 4, Darvi County, Hovd province.
  4. Avirmidyn Dashzeveg, the best herder, Precinct #5, Erdeneburen County, Hovd province.
  5. Luvsanain Chuluun, the best herder from Yench County, Hovd province.
  6. Jinjiin Dashi, the best herder from Darvi County, Hovd province.
  7. To award with the Order of the Red Banner of Combat Valor the Chairman of the Bayanzurkh County of Tuv aimag Puntsagiin Luvsangombo.

Two. Order of the Polar Star

  1. Choijin Nanzai, the best herder, Precinct #4, Manhan County, Hovd province.
  2. Zagdyn Bavaa, the best herder, Precinct #4, Altai County, Hovd province.
  3. Munguni Badarah, the best herder, Precinct #10, Umnugobi County, Uvs province.
  4. Batyn Chimid, the best herder, Hovd County, Uvs province.
  5. Avaryn Batjargal, best herder, Precinct #4, Uvs province.

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Think you might like ttese pictures of super rare type 1.2 (maximum known number)

Only two specimens are known (at least to me).

396 and 399

399 is currently in my collection :whistle:

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By the way, here comes minimal known number for type 1 (at least to my knowleadge :Cat-Scratch: )

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By the way, here comes minimal known number for type 1 (at least to my knowleadge :Cat-Scratch: )

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Great specimen. Congrats!

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Great specimen. Congrats!

Unfortunately this one is not mine ...

The lowest number I currently have in my collection is 17 ...

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... I know, I known ... not very impressive number :whistle:

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Marshal Choibalsan talking to the best herders of 3rd conference of Best herders, 1948. 

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Type 2 Badge of the Best Herder #474. The badge belonged to a herder Unsengiin Myagmar from Bulgan Province. She was aged 37 when she was awarded the badge during the 1943 Conference of the Best Herders. She was a hard worker and received a pair of boots and a hat as a gift.

From the register of Herders, the register of gifts and the register of labor achievements of the best herders.

Register of the herders awarded the Badge of the Best Herder and its Certificate by the Government at the second conference of the Best Herders of the Mongolian People’s Republic

 

November 1943

 

#

Full name

Province county

Serial number of certificate

Serial number of badge

Signature

Official

Recipient

98

Luvsangiin Gonchigjav

Precinct # 4, Bayan-Uul county, Bulgan province

473

473

1

 

99

Unsengiin Myagmar

Precinct # 7, Khaliun county, Bulgan province

474

474

 

 

100

Tsendiin Choisuren

Precinct # 5, Namnan county, Bulgan province

475

476

 

 

101

Togoochiin Jigjid

Precinct # 6, Dashinchilen county, Bulgan province

476

476

 

 

102

Sharavyn Rentsen

Precinct # 5, Bayangol county, Selenge province

477

477

 

 

103

Baadain Dorjpalam

Precinct # 7, Shaamar county, Selenge province

478

478

 

 

 

Full name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Ethnicity

Social status

Address

Number of owned livestock

Unsen Myagmar

37

Female

Herder

Halha

Arat /herder/

Precinct # 7, Khaliun county, Bulgan province

117 heads

 

Unsen Myagmar owned just one animal in 1921. As of 1942, she owned 81 heads of livestock and as of 1943-117 heads. In 1942 she reared 18 new born animals from 15 mother animals. In 1943, she reared 39 newborn animals from 41 mother animals. Myagmar has sufficient number of male animals. She also combed 64 kg of wool in 1942 and 87 kg in 1943. Herder Myagmar prepared 40 centners of hay in 1942 and 65 centners in 1943. She also planted wheat. In 1943, she built a large corral.  Comrade Myagmar is the best herder of the bagh and an active participant of party/public work.

 

Registry of presents given to the Best herders selected to the Second Conference of Best Herders of the Mongolian People’s Republic by the Council of Ministers

 

(Bulgan province)

 

Full name

Dulamyn Shirnen

Togoochiin Jigjid

Ariny Ayush

Muniin Dolgor

Unsengiin Myagmar

Shuhertiin Dorj

Tumuriin Rentsen

Age

44

51

46

21

37

16

58

Sex

M

M

M

F

F

M

M

Domicile

Precinct 6, Hutag county

Precinct # 6, Dashinchilen county

Precinct 11, Bureghangai county

Precinct 3, Selengburen county

Precinct 7, Khaliun county

Precinct 5, Hangal county

Precinct 9, Teshig county

Occupation

Herder

Herder

Herder

Herder

Herder

Herder

Herder

Type of a present by the Council of Ministers

Mongolian boots

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

1 pair

Silk for deel[1] coat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silk for a deel belt

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Binocular

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Hat

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

Leather boots

1 pair

 

1 pair

 

 

 

 

Signature of the recipient

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice Bob. I have a few awaiting research that haven't come in yet. #476 Ive posted before, just waiting on the complete research for 478 and 588 I think. Not sure I even posted all the researched ones I already have... Time to double check.

Nice to see I'm not the only one left still enjoying these badges..

 

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