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
- Surname, name and middle name: Bahtiyarov Sergey Savelyevich
- Year of birth 21 years
- Place of birth in the upper reaches of Vizhay river
- Nationality: Mansi
- Political affiliation: none
- Education (what school graduated from and when): illiterate
- Occupation: a) currently - place of work and position: hunter
b) at the moment of the events: the same
- Criminal record: no
- Permanent residence (exact address and telephone number): village of Old Vizhay, Bahtiyarov yurt
- Passport: no
- Relation to the accused: stranger
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 in the yurt of Bahtiyarov on Vizhay river. In the winter of 1959, I don't remember whether two parties of hikers passed through our yurts, I don't remember the month and the date. The last time 7 hikers spent the night at Petr Yakimovich Bahtiyarov and left on their way to the mountains. In February 1959, before the election, a helicopter landed near our yurts. Two people questioned the women about the hikers, where did they go. They did not come to me in the yurt, I was in a yurt and I did not talk to them. At this time Nikolay Bahtiyarov, Petr, Prokopiy searched for their deer 8 km from the yurts. They were looking for the deer for a day. I remember that in mid-February 1959 Bahtiyarov Nikolay, Petr, Prokopiy went to Burmantovo and the village of Suevat-Paul to visit their relatives there. I found out that the hikers were missin, only when the helicopter arrived, didn't know before that. Petr Yakimovich Bahtiyarov is a sick man, his lungs hurt and he does not go hunting. He can hardly gather fire wood. I don't know why and how the hikers died.
It is written correctly, I have read it.
Prosecutor of the city of Ivdel signature