G. Kourikov witness testimony


Sheet 232

questioning the witness
March 23, 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 Kourikov Grigory Nikolaevich
2. Year of birth 57 years 3. Place of birth Ivdelsky district pos. Suyate-Pauls
4. Nationality: Mansi
5.Party: b /n
6. education (which school graduated and when: m /literate
7. Occupation: a) currently - the place of work and position: hunter, deputy of the Ivdelsky City Council b) at the time to which the testimony refers: too.
8. Criminal record: we do not judge.
9. Permanent residence (exact address and telephone number): pos. Suyate-Pauls
10. Passport:
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. Signature (???).


The witness showed in Russian, I understand well. I sign only for Mansi. I personally do not think that anyone from Mansi attacked Russian tourists, as this never happened. I would still know from Mansi who attacked the tourists and are interested in this. But there is no reason to attack Mansi tourists. Molebnaya mountain, I know for sure is in the upper reaches of the river. See and there no one in the summer or winter does not live. Molebnuy mountain nor who does not guard. Russian people are allowed to go there. About the fact that near the moleben mountain there live five Mansi or another people not Mansi, who are afraid of Mansi, I personally did not say it anywhere, including in the police. There are no Mansi people who do not go to Ivdel. There were no outsiders, Mansi did not know about us in the district. We would have known about strangers, that is, how to hunt Mansi and meet someone. There are no such Mansi to be treated badly by Russians in the region. Why and how the tourists died, I absolutely do not know how it could turn out.

Recorded correctly, (I) read to me


Prosecutor of the city of Ivdel signature


Dyatlov Pass: Open Discussion
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