Peter Bakhtiyarov witness testimony


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Minutes of
witness interrogation

March 16, 1959 Prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office of the city of Ivdel, Sverdlovsk region, ml. counselor of justice Tempalov interrogated in the office

as a witness, in compliance with Article 162-168 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the RSFSR
1. Surname, name and patronymic Bakhtiyarov Petr Yakimovich
2. Year of birth 1925 3. Place of birth in the old Vizhae
4. Nationality: Mansi
5.Party: b /n
6. Education (which school graduated and when: 3 classes
7. Occupation: a) Currently - the place of work and position: was a hunter, now he has tuberculosis b) at the moment to which the testimony refers: too.
8. Criminal record: we do not judge.
9. Permanent residence (exact address and telephone number): Ivdelsky ron in yurts in the upper reaches of the river. Visiting
10. Passport: does not have with itself
11. What is the relationship with the accused: stranger
On the responsibility for the first part of Art. 92 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR for refusing to testify and under Art. 95 Criminal Code of the RSFSR for giving knowingly false testimony is forewarned. Signed.



The witness showed that on the basis of the questions asked, I explain that in mid-February 1959 the number is not exactly remember, I came to the council in the village. Burmantovo to the chairman of the council for the old newspapers. The name of the chairman with /council is Mokrushin. There we talked with him that the deer were sick with a hoof and many deer were killed and wolves appeared and eat these dead deer. In addition, we had a conversation that my father Bakhtiarov when he was still alive, then he said that a mountain had blown off a mountain for a long time. And it is dangerous to walk on this mountain and punish us so that we do not go there. What kind of mountain I now do not remember. And what a man was blown away by the father did not tell me. My father died 15 years ago. The mountain about which my father spoke is from our yurts 40 km - 30 km in the upper reaches of the river. Vizhay.

The Molebian Mountain is not in Mansi now, as I do not pray and I do not know where the moleben mountain is. Yes, it hardly exists. Since the Mansi do not go to pray now, but the elders pray at home, and the young ones do not pray at all. The fact that the lost tourists I found out only, then when the helicopter flew in our


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yurts. It was at the end of February 1959. People said that they were looking for tourists from a helicopter. How lost tourists and where I do not know. When the helicopter was flying, I and my other brothers were looking for deer, and in the yurts there were only women. We looked for the deer one day. We live in the upper reaches of the river. Seeing. We have 4 yurts. Tourists took place repeatedly through our yurts in January and in February 1959 the number I do not remember. The last time tourists 7 people spent the night with us. They asked me to take them to the Urals, but I could not take them. The deer was not at home and they went skiing. They tourists ate their food, they had no meat and I did not give them. I myself am ill with tuberculosis and have not been able to hunt for 3 years. My brother Nikolai gives me food. In the upper reaches of the river. I never was a loser. It is written correctly, I have read it.


Prosecutor of the city of Ivdel

Ml. counselor of justice signature


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