March 16, 1959 Prosecutor of the Prosecutor's Office of the city of Ivdel, Sverdlovsk region, Jr 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
Warned 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.
The witness testified: Answering the questions at hand. I live 25 km north from Pyotr Yakimovich Bahtiyarov Pyotr yurt on the North Toshemka river. Hikers passed through our yurts twice. Once we were not at home and 2nd time I was at home. There were 12-13 people of the hikers the last time. Before that the hikers were with us on 1/I-1959 On the fact that the hikers were lost I heard on 1/III-1959 when they recruited people to go look for the hikers. I am not aware of their route and how did they get lost. Prayer mountain is 30 km from us in the upper reaches of Vizhay river.
The mountain is visited by all Russian men and women and Mansi. There is no prohibition whatsoever for the Russians to go to the mountain. I have never been in the upper reaches of Lozva river and always hunted along the rivers Ivdel and Vizhay. In winter there are strong winds that make it impossible to go to the mountain. Even for us Mansi it can be dangerous to go to the mountains in winter. There are strong winds in the winter that can last for 10 days.
Recorded correctly, I have read it.
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