N. (G) Bakhtiyarov witness testimony


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Minutes of witness interrogation
March 10, 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 Bakhtiyarov Nicholas Jakimowicz
2. Year of Birth 1930 Place of Birth 3. Ivdelsky area from the village. Vijay 60 km
4.Natsionalnost: Mansi
5.Partiynost: b / n
6. education (a school and when he graduated 5 classes
7. Lesson: a) at the moment - the place of work and position: Hunter b) at the time, which includes reading: too.
8. Conviction: do not judge the words.
9.Postoyannoe residence (exact address and phone number) from the village. Vijay 60 km
10. Passport: with no
11. In which relationship includes the accused: outsider
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. Signature.


The witness I know the Russian language and a translator do not need Signature

To the questions posed explain. I have 5 classes education. He studied at the Burmantovskom orphanage until 1949. Now I am working as a shepherd grazing deer belonging d / home village. Burmantovo. I am married, I have three dependent children from 6 years old up to 9x years. We live from the village. Vijay 60 km in the upper river. Vijay. There you have four yurts and one old yurt, in which no one lives.

Live there but me, my brother and his family home Bakhtiyarov Peter Jakimovich with family, sconce relative Bakhtiyarov Pavel with my family and my relatives Bakhtiyarov Savelievich Sergey and his brother Bakhtiyarov Procopius Savelievich. No one else lives with us.

I went to the residence February 28, 1959 at two sleds. On the one I was riding sleds, while others rode sleds Bakhtiyarov Procopius. We are about ??? led 1 / III of -59, at the village. 19 patrol and drove to the dam 1. a relative Bakhtiyarova Nikita Vladimirovich, to buy his small-caliber rifle and stay for a while. And Procopius went with me. 6 / III of -59 was left with Nikita

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and Procopius in Ivdel register rifle, I get permission to buy a rifle Nikita. In the days of 20th February 1959 the helicopter flew us to the yurts and came to the tent 2 people who we do not know. The yurts at the time there were only women, but we are men looking for deer 8 km from our yurt. When we arrived in the tent, we said Caterina, my sister, that the transient 2 people and asked whether the tourists were. She told them that the tourists were 2 times. The first tourists I saw when they passed, but some more than a month, and with reduced in the village. Burmantovo. Them as I have heard from relatives was 10 people, were there women, I do not know. These tourists do not spend the night here as I learned and so stopped to rest. Second tourists in late January we had spent the night. There were 8 people they had one or two women they slept with my brother Peter Jakimowicz in a yurt. In the tent we talked with these tourists. They said they are going to the mountains, but what is not said. Asked only better way along the river or at another place, and they went on the way to the top of the river Be ???


I'm more of these tourists are not met. Until February 10, we were at home, with a 10 / II of-59 was left for the village. Burmantovo Peter Yakimovich It's about the deer, and Peter a visit to the village. Suevat-Paul Bakhtiyarova to his aunt Nina and I went with him. In total we stayed and were Burmantovo and settlement. Suevat-Paul about 10 days. Yesterday, ie March 9, 1959 we Mansi Nikita Bakhtiyarova were in the store by the river Orsk pru one drunk I did not know came up to us and said: "lost tourists probably Mansi killed them," We told him that there should be, for ever Mansi They did not kill anyone and they do not need to kill tourists. My brother Peter Jakimovich ill with tuberculosis and he goes bad, even on the hunt never walks. Prayer service is a stone we are now on the mountain Oyka-stunted at the vertices r.Vizhay and I know that this mountain prayer service will not moved. Russian men and women are not forbidden to walk on the mountain. This mountain Mansi never guarded and not guarded. I look for (?) Tourists once, ie. As I have 1,200 head of deer under protection, and I have to mouth, a lot of wolves. Procopius Bakhtiyarov can go look, and my brother Peter is sick even to hunt does not go.

Properly recorded, I have personally read


Prosecutor: signature


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