I. V. Uvarov witness testimony


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Minutes of witness interrogation

March 9, 1959 Office of Public Prosecutor Attorney Ivdel district of Sverdlovsk region mL. Counselor of Justice Tempalov interrogated in the office

as a witness, in compliance with the Code of Criminal Procedure st.162-168
1. Last name, first name and patronymic Ivan Uvarov Evlamievich
2. Year of birth 1884
3. Place of birth village. Theological plant
4.Natsionalnost: Russian
5.Partiynost: b / n
6. education (a school and when he graduated: average
7. Lesson: a) at the moment - the place of work and position: Director of the Museum Ivdel b) the time to which the evidence: too.
8. Conviction: the words do not judge
9.Postoyannoe residence (exact address and phone number): Ivdel street. October embankment d № 23.
10. Passport: with no
11. In which relationship includes the accused: extraneous
On the responsibility for 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. Signature.


The witness to the questions posed explain. The fact that the tourists lost 9 people I've heard. The fact that they found frozen on the mountain and heard. But this mountain height 1079 I hear for the first time.

I'm with the people of the Mansi their familiar way of life for fifty years, and they in 1939 (approx. The last digit is fixed) first opened a school in the village. Paul-Toms (?). I often visited the Ural ridge but some said the mountain, I was not close. During the winter months in the Northern Urals, and in the summer there are strong winds and even tornadoes. And I happened to be at times during these tornadoes, but were saved only in the forests in low places. During tornadoes in the mountains there are different sounds and how terrible and varied, like the howling beasts, moaning people, etc. And when you are, and you hear it all becomes very creepy and scary, and people have not heard all this may be frightened. These sounds can happen because during the winds that are in gorazo rock weathered, they are opening, and therefore there are sounds.

I know that Mansi are molebens mountain and I know it was her. Its name Yalpyng-Nor,

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which translated into the Russian language means mountain prayer service.

This mountain I looked on the map is south about 40 km from the mountains, where tourists were killed. Molebens mountain Mansi did not guard and I do know on the prayer service uphill Russian allowed Mansi and they do not interfere with this and do not have physical or other any influence Russian, when the latter go to the prayer service the mountain men and women and the evil any on Russian in Mansi for it is not called. Talk about the fact that the tourist was attacked by Mansi due to the fact that the latter would come to the prayer service the mountain I believe wrong, they find it and say people who do not know the life and the life Mansi.

I know that 45 years ago was a case with pershinskim hunter from the village. Pershin, he went to the Prayer stone (mountain) and allegedly took part sacrifices there and returned home with them and drank. And then I went back home and never returned. That hunter did not find anywhere else that happened no one knows him, but it was rumored that he was delivered to the boom of the beast. Such Mansi arrows placed on the animals. This boom crossbows


But it really was not known and it is difficult to know, because the climate and the terrain of our area is particularly severe in the mountains.

I know that if one of nationalities Mansi was to blame for the deaths of 9 tourists, no one would Mansi did not take part in the search for the tourists. And I learned that the tourists wanted took three Mansi part.

I know that at the prayer service went downhill a lot of Russian men and women, and with them had nothing bad happened, and they were accompanied by sometimes and Mansi. I personally do not accept such an idea to the Mansi attacked the tourists because of their religious prejudices, or for other reasons. As a general rule, to the Russian Mansi are very good.

Properly recorded, I have personally read


Attorney Ivdel

ml. Justice signature Advisor


Dyatlov Pass: Open Discussion
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