Certainly there was a massacre of a terrorist nature, that is to say, an act of war to counter Russia, which was at the same time communist, Soviet, imperialist and totalitarian.
Materials of 1959 ---> Maslennikov notebooks
May 22, 2020, 10:04:55 AM: Reply #4
Evgeniy Polikarpovich Maslennikov
(1924-1978) makes a very unclear reference to an attack by armed men who could be citizens of a Caucasian country.
Since March 12, 2018, Per Inge Oestmoen
has sent 180 posts, almost all of which describe the actions of professional killers for which he does not specify the motives.
See :https://dyatlovpass.com/theories?flp=1#fight Eduard Tumanov
, is pushing a theory that hikers took part in a fight, either between them (which was my hypothesis N°1, now abandoned) - or with outsiders (my hypothesis N°2).
There is here a detailed reenactment of the massacre by Aleks Kandr
, which supposes that a commander, in the Vizhay region, hired three professional mercenary killers - presumably known criminals - thus ex-zeks freed, from 1953, by the decisions of Nikita Krushchev.
(But Aleks Kandr writes in Russian and I have great difficulty in translating and understanding him correctly.)
See : https://forum.dyatlovpass.com/index.php?topic=408.msg9561#msg9561
Altercation on the pass --> Krivonischenko biting his hand
June 11, 2020, 02:53:29 : Reply #4Attackers = political enemies = ex-zeks = free men = (NOT prisoners)
= terrorists = inhabitants of the Vizhay region (maybe settlement 41) = internal combatants in an ongoing patriotic war = unknown nationality (Chechens, Poles...).
In 1959 there remained in the vicinity of Vizhay a small proportion of ex-zeks or former political prisoners who had many good reasons to hate the Soviet regime and who were ready to continue their patriotic struggle.
It is difficult to know if these were: Chechens, Ingush, Crimean Tatars, Poles, Czechoslovakians, Hungarians, Romanians, Moldovans, Ukrainians, Koreans, Germans, Bulgarians, Estonians, Lithuanians, Latvians... or from other countries.
See the beginning of my hypothesis N°2 :https://forum.dyatlovpass.com/index.php?topic=411.0
Posts since March 24, 2020,
04:07:07 PM : since Reply #18
Altercation on the pass ---> Altercation on the pass
There will be many points to examine and discuss in detail. Here are a few examples
They were in such a panic...
The hikers were not panicked, but they were suffocating and coughing because of the Improvised Suffocaging Device which in a few tens of seconds had made the atmosphere inside the tent completely unbreathable by probably releasing SO².
they cut holes in the side of the tent...
It was not the hikers who cut down the tent. It was the attackers who, after defeating the hikers with difficulty, rested inside the tent, which was then intact. Then, before leaving definitely, probably for Vizhay, the attackers negligently damaged the tent in a gesture of victory and contempt.
THEY WALKED down to the valley...
Kolmogorova and Slobodin never reached the cedar tree, they were already lying stunned on the slope and would soon freeze to death.
The attackers came back and took out the two at the cedar tree. Still alive, but beaten so bad, they will die. Same with the four at the den. They caught up with them and did the same.
The last three, they were trying to get back to the tent ...
No ! Kolmogorova, Slobodin and Dyatlov were long since out of action, motionless and lying in the snow.
Moreover, before the moon rose, darkness was complete and it would have been almost impossible to find the tent.