- CASE FILES
April 15, 1959 The city of Sverdlovsk
Investigator of the Sverdlovsk Oblast Prosecutor's Office
Ml. Adviser to Justice Romanov
In addition, he was interrogated as a witness in compliance with Article 102-108 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of the RSFSR
Maslennikov Yevgeny Polikarpovich
(The rest of the information is available on p ._____ volume 1
On the responsibility for refusing to testify on part 1 of Art. 92 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR for giving knowingly false evidence under art. 95 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR is warned. Maslennikov signature
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1. On what basis was the group of Dyatlov given permission for a ski trip to the area of the Main Ural Range (Mount Oorten-Oyko-Chakur)?
Answer: To obtain permission for the hike, Dyatlov presented all the necessary principal documents - about the tourist experience of each participant, which gives grounds for participating in the itinerary; about the exact calculation of the movement of the group along the 300 km route, calculated for 16 days, as provided by the tourist instruction; about personal and group equipment, about financing and material support of the group (estimate), detailed maps of the hike area, etc.
According to all the data, the group had every reason to go on a route elaborated in detail for it. Oorten and Oiko-Chakur. Experience of participating in the campaigns of North. The Urals had a leader and a part of the participants (in the specified area), all the participants of the group were in the routes of the second category on skis, so this precondition was fulfilled.
The reasons for refusing the group from any fundamental considerations are mine. as a member of the route commission, was not. The specified area is quite acceptable for tourist trips of II and III category and within 2-3 last years Sverdlovsk citizens already traveled on it.
Did the Dyatlov group have the opportunity to receive assistance from outside in the event of an accident or accident, where could she apply for help if necessary?
According to the regulations, the route of the third category must pass at least 8 days (out of 16) in a sparsely populated area, where the group can count only on its own equipment, strength and skill. In the route of the Dyatlov group such a site was approximately 12 days: there was not a single settlement. Before the group was poisoned on a hike, it was agreed that in the event of a forced stoppage of the route for any reason (bad weather, accident, accident, etc.), the group would return on its track if it happens before Ottenen, or go east if it happens in the area of the Main Range between Oorten and Oiko-Chakur: in this to the settlements the group was separated by a two-day crossing, all the way from Ootten to Oikko-Chakura.
The size of the group was sufficient to continue to move to the settlement with the victim in the event of an accident and send a group forward
For prompt assistance. For first aid, the group was provided with first-aid kits.
3. Why did not the group have radio communications?
Answer: There are no means of radio communication for tourist groups for the following reasons: a) There are no low weight radio transmitters (up to 6-8 kg) that would have a range of 120-150 km and more kilometers necessary for controlling the group, going to campaign II - III category;
b) A similar range can only be provided by a large weight (4 kg or more), which is unacceptable for tourists.
c) The organization of receiving radiograms from tourist groups in several areas is very complex, requires states and extensive preparatory work, and is currently unpromising;
4. Why did the Diatlov group have no intermediate control dates? Does it have to be organized in such areas as Sev. Ural, points for the control of tourist groups?
As mentioned above, the group of Dyatlov spent about 12 days in uninhabited places; Therefore, she was deprived of the opportunity to communicate about herself and her movement along the route. The target date was return to Vizhay.
For more effective and quick work on finding groups that violated the deadlines, it makes sense to organize a rescue service in the geographical areas most visited by tourists, for example, in the North Urals, entrusting these functions to employees of services related to movement outside the populated areas on a part-time basis.
5 Tell us briefly about the progress of the search.
Answer: During 21-24-26 February, landing parties of the search groups - Slobcov, Grebennik, Kurikov (Mansi), Karelin, Chernyshov, Axelrod, Korolev, Moiseev - were landed on the entire 300-kilometer ring of the Diatlov route with helicopters. After the tent was discovered on the afternoon of February 26 were collected during the next day at the scene of the accident with the group of Dyatlov . In the period until 6.03.59, corpses of 5 dead bodies, labaz, all equipment, skis (in a tent) were found, an investigation was conducted into the circumstances of the death of the group. The aircrafts and helicopters of civil and military aviation, military units of Ivdelag, students and teachers of the Ural Polytechnic Institute took part in the search. Initially, the search was led by UPI. Kirov (regiment Ortyukov), and from 28-29.02.59 - commission of the regional party committee (headed by Pavlov - deputy Perd Regional Executive Committee). The number of the search group is from 25 to 40 people.
6. Who is searching now?
The search is conducted by the Ural Polytechnic Institute; the main method of search - probing the snow cover at the site of the accident with iron probes. Currently, there is a free search for skiing in the surrounding areas, because palpation gave nothing.
7. Question: Was the Dyatlov prepared enough to guide the hike of the third category of difficulty, considering that the route of the hike was passing through the Northern Urals in winter?
Answer: According to the position, the head of the campaign is III c.t. in winter time should have experience of leadership of the campaign II kt. and experience of participation in the campaign III c.t. for this type of tourism (ski) (Ct - the category of difficulty). In the winter of 1957, Dyatlov led the campaign of the second difficulty on the same area (Vizhay-the stone of the Molebny-Ivdel River-Ivdel town).
In the winter of 1958, Woodpeckers took part in the campaign of III c.tr. along the Subpolar Urals (Kozhim - Narodnaya - Manaraga - Kos'yu). The considered emergency trip of Dyatlov to Oorten was the last test flight of III cat. tr. on the title of "Master of Sports of the USSR." In total, they made 10 campaigns. Thus, the Dyatlov had every right to lead the group in the campaign of III cat. difficulties.
8. Question: Traces of how many people you found on the slope of height 1079 under the tent
Answer: Traces are visible on a limited stretch of the slope under the tent, and only in one place - all at once, before and after that - there are a difference of 3 to 5 people, or even less. 8 pairs of tracks, the 9th pair was controversial, because traces of "ran" to each other. I'm inclined to think that there were all 9 pairs of tracks here, other search partners also held the same opinion.
The protocol I wrote myself.