V. L. Lebedev witness testimony


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questioning the witness
On April 20, 1959, the prosecutor of the investigatory department of the Regional Prosecutor's Office Romanov interrogated in the investigative department of the oblast prosecutor's office as a witness, with the observance of art. 162-165 Code of Criminal Procedure of the RSFSR
1. Surname, i.ะต. Lebedev Vladimir Alexandrovich
2. Year of birth, born in 1939. 3. Place of birth Gor. Lower Lyalya, Sverdlovsk region
4. Nationality Russian.
5.Party n / a, member of the Komsomol.
6. Education student 3 years of physics and technology faculty UPI
7. Lesson: a) at the present time - the same, b) at the time the testimony refers to: the same.
8. Criminal record: we do not judge by words.
9. Permanent residence: mountains. Sverdlovsk, Lenin, 66, room. 337.
10. The passport does not belong to itself. 11. What is the relationship with the accused -
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 warned.
Lebedev (signature)

The witness showed: In mid-February of this year, a group of tourists from the institute headed by Dyatlov did not return from the campaign on the scheduled date. When all possible terms have expired, the directorate of the institute, the trade union committee and the sports club have started organizing search groups of tourists. The first was created group Slobtsova, which included me.
On the 21st (I do not remember exactly, maybe on February 22), the group was taken by plane to Ivdel, from which the next day by helicopter was abandoned to Oorten along with two guides from the local population.
Not finding a note on Ottern, which the woodpeckers probably left, if they had been there, our group descended to the valley of the Lozva River, where traces were also not found. Then (word crossed out)
On the 24th the group continued to walk along Lozva, then crossed the ridge and came out in the evening to the valley of the river Auspiya, on the left bank of which there was found the old snow-covered trail of the dyatlovt ski tracks.
On the 25th the group was divided into 4 parts. 3 people (Slobotsov, Sharavin and Ivan the conductor) followed the Dyatlovites up the Auspiya. Two other groups of 3 each engaged in exploration of the right bank of the Auspii River, hoping to find


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the ski track of the Dyatlov group, going south, where they should go, descending to Oorten. Such a ski track was not found. In the evening everyone returned to the place where they stayed.
With sad news, Slobtsov and Sharavin returned. After traversing the trail of the woodpeckers for several kilometers, they further went their azimuth to the pass, dividing the valleys of Auspy and Lozvy, where, leaving the tired conductor, they went along the slope of the elevation to the black spot attracting their attention, which was torn and half-buried by Dyatlov's tent. From their words, only the front part of the tent was not spilled. Near the tent was lying (or rather stood) an ice ax, with which they tried to dig up the piled up part of the tent in the hope of finding someone there. They also found a cut of one slope of the tent. Since it was already late, they, having captured an ice pick, camera, diary (it seems, Slobodin), a Chinese flashlight and some. other things, which I do not remember exactly, returned with a guide to the place where they slept and told us about what they saw ("what happened" is crossed out). On the same day, this was reported on the radio to Ivdel (radio and radio operator arrived at the site of our parking on reindeer with the Mansiysk). The next day on February 26, part of the group, having left earlier from their place of lodging in order to find a place for the camp closer to the scene, crossed the pass of Auspia-Lozva, found two half-naked bodies near the cedar, / I was corrected by Lebedev (signature) /
One of which was Krivonischenko. Shocked by what they saw, the guys returned to the pass, where at this time a guide came with a dog and, it seems, the Karelin group.
The conductor with the dog, the Karelians and I and Sharavin went up to the tent. The tent was set up soundly and skillfully. On the slope of the mountain, covered with snow, obviously with skis, the platform was leveled. On it were postlan skis, runners up. A tent was put on skis with the help of ski poles. The bottom of the latter was covered with backpacks, of which food was laid, on the backpacks were laid storm suits, quilted jackets, last. blankets. On this day we decided not to disassemble things from the tent (the phrase is crossed out)
The middle of the tent failed, the tent itself was torn, maybe our guys (Sharavin and Slobtsov) broke it, but on the slope that was turned down, there was a clear even cut, made in my knife.
On that day, after dismantling a part of the tent, we packed all the things in a blanket and put them in a tent, in order to analyze the tent the next day in the presence of the prosecutor, who flew to the site of the incident on February 2.
The next day, in the morning, in the presence of Comrade. Ivanova, all things from the tent were extracted Lebedev (signature) / Two lines crossed out by me Lebedev (signature) /


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Things in the tent were many. Near the entrance to the tent, which seems to have been opened, in the cover lay a stove. The pipes of the latter were inside the stove, which indicates that the stove was not attempted to be diluted (crossed out), although behind the tent on the street at the rear end of the tent in the snow I found a log, undoubtedly intended for the stove.
Inside the tent were found buckets, at the entrance lay an ax, it seems, 2, and saw in the covers. In the head (if you stand facing the entrance of the tent, then on the right side of it, which is lower on the slope) there were personal belongings of the deceased and food products (?) From backpacks. At the very end of the tent, things were discovered by Dyatlov (a field bag containing money, documents, diaries, a camera, etc. Then Slobodin and Kolevatov lay in my place, because there were their belongings. At the entrance to the tent lay either the duty officer or the manager that there were cut pieces of ham found here, and it seems that only one piece was eaten (there was a crust), in one of the mugs there were, in my opinion, the remains of oatmeal porridge, possibly the morning remains. "our guys broke up when, for the first time, an ice pick cleared In general, there were few products in the tent (five days at most), which convinced us that the woodpeckers had made a storage, which we later learned from the diary, it seems, was Dyatlov, and then found out by the crocs they composed. /> In the tent there were several pairs of felt boots, except for one pair of shoes, almost all the outer clothing. In the tent we found a ski stick from which the upper end was cut along the neat end cut and another incision was made. This suggests that apparently someone stayed in the tent much later than others, maybe for a day. Because the person from nothing to do will not cut the stick, which can still come in handy.
In one place of the tent she was torn and then fastened with a pin.
Traces leading down the slope from the tent were really quite clear. I'm not a pathfinder, and I can not say how many people were there, but in my opinion they were descended by a group, otherwise the tracks would be dispersed, tk. in the night in which the unhappiness is supposed to have occurred, there was a terrible blizzard, and these tracks go all the time side by side and divide into 2 tracks only far below (of the order of 800 meters) on a stone ridge. It seems that in some places prints of bare feet are visible. Most of the tracks are made with feet in toes.

Recorded by hand. Lebedev (signature)
Prosecutor of the Investigation Department Romanov (signature)


Dyatlov Pass: Open Discussion
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