- CASE FILES
Minutes of examination of a witness
6 March 1959 an investigator Ivdelsky district of Sverdlovsk region Lawyer 1 cells. Kuzminih questioned indoors Vizhayskogo lagotdeleniya p.ya.240 as a witness, in compliance with art. -168 162 Code of Criminal Procedure
1. Full Acting Cheglakova Alexei Semenovich.
2. Year of birth 1924
3. Place of birth Kursk, in-Lyubazhsky district,. Novoselki
4. Nationality Russian.
5. Partisanship b / n
6. Education 10 classes.
7. Occupation: Currently - Chief O.V.I.K. Vizhayskogo lagotdeleniya.
8. Conviction: do not judge.
9. Domicile: pos. Vijay.
10. Passport serviceman.
11. In what ways is the accused: -
On the responsibility of the first part of Art. 92 of the RSFSR Criminal Code for refusing to testify and under Art. 95 RSFSR Criminal Code for knowingly giving false testimony.
Al. Cheglakov (signature)
The witness testified: At the end of January 1959 the exact date can not remember at the club village. Vijay, I saw some kind of a group of tourists, among them there were 2 girls. These tourists on a motor vehicle in the left block 41, where the lesouchastok Energolesokombinata. In the village. 2nd North mine no one is home. In the third week of February 1959 on the orders of the beginning. lagotdeleniya comrade. Khakimov, together with the forester Ivan Pashin I flew by helicopter to the site of the death of a group of tourists that near Mount Otorten. With us together even in the same helicopter was 4 people. yes of Ivdel the same day came another 5 people. The same day came to carry out the assigned tasks. The search of tourists started to conduct the two groups. One person left on the protection of belongings and tents. On the first day of our search we found the ski runs of tourists. On the second day found the tent tourists which was located in the upper reaches of rivers and Auspii Lozvy at the height of the mountain verhuspiya. It was seen as bad snowed. In it, we did not go.
Traces of tourists skiing around the tent to be seen. Ski runs Mansi we have seen in 10 km from the detection of tourists tent. From the first parking lot of tourists in a fresh parking Mansi was found to / m us.
The first stop of tourists on the location of the tents was at a distance of 17-20 km. The same distance was from Vijay River. On the fifth day of searching we have 4 bodies were found, one of them female. After that we were taken by helicopter to home Vijay village. Mountain where the tent was found dead bodies and not a sacred place Mansi. Mansi sacred places of this place very far. When working with us Mansi - Kurikov Stepan and other visitors to search for their behavior was normal and they even regretted what had happened so bad with tourists. According to circumstances that I had seen in the area of dead people searching for my part, I think they could have died just from the elements. Tourists interested in death by Mansi should not be. A group of tourists could be frozen because when it started to become a hurricane they pluck the tent burst forth her they wanted to fix it, or even fixed the wind picked up and dragged by the wind in the hollow., where they lost orientation and back into the tent to return could not have died from the cold. More report nothing.
Al. Cheglakov (Signature)
The interrogation pom Attorney Ivdel, lawyer 1 cells. Kuzminih (signature)