Let my tell u a funny story about this inspection
Of course this expertise looks strange. Why did Ivanov ask only 2 qustions
Is Dyatlov group tent cut?
If yes, are the cuts made from inside or outside?
What about traces of blood, traces of explosive residue, fingerprints on the knife? Methods of research improved a lot for last 50 years. Could they proceed some tipes of expertise???
I started lookig for some information about capacity of criminal laboratories in 1959 in Sverdlovsk and found some article about the oldest expert in the Federal Center of Forensic Science in Yekaterinburg. I decided to ask him some quostions.
Can you imaging how shoked I was getting answer:
"Yes, I know this story. I was one of the experts who examined THIS tent in 1959 together with Churkina"
I transfered this information to Natalya and you can read his interviw here https://www.pskov.kp.ru/daily/26603.4/3618460/
Nothing new. But he explained situation about the forensic cenetrs in Yekaterinburg in 1959. I was surprised to know that it was 3 labs running by different Ministries
1) By Ministry of Internal Affairs. The oldest and very well equipped for forensic analysis during investigations
2) by Ministry of Justice. Established in 1951 for additional forensic expertise by court order.
3) military lab
Criminalistic expertise of the tent has been done in the Labratory of Forensic Science of the Ministry of Justice http://ural-sud-expert.ru/istoriya-uralskogo-rczse
Why? More suitable was the laboratory of Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Ok, let's step back a little bit.
26th of March the tent was found, 27 th - 4 bodies, criminal case on the death of tourists was opened. Determination the cause of death is the most important step, does not it? But the bodies were lying on the pass for 5 days (from 27th to 3d) without any examination.
The second very important qustion was " what happend? Why did they leave the tent and the tent is so badly damaged?"
Again, 27 th - tent found, 3d of March - delivered to Ivdel. Only 16 of March Ivanov odered the forensic examintaion of tent
Act of Criminalistic expertise (tent)
Dyatlov Pass: Document in RussianRussian
ACT № 199
Written on April 16, 1959.
The case of the death of student tourists
from Dyatlov group.
April 3, 1959 from the Prosecutor's Office of Sverdlovsk region under the order of 16 / III-59. criminal prosecutor Jr. Justice Adviser Ivanova L.N. for the production of forensic examination entered the tourist tent of the Dyatlov group, found at the scene.
But the tent was delivered to Lab on April 3d, expertise has been done on April, 16.
1,5 months passed from the tent was found to expertise. Not fast for criminal case controlled by Khrushchev
But its not end of the story.
You can read one document https://dyatlovpass.com/case-files-032-035?rbid=17743
It was created by 'MEMBERS route-QUALIFICATION COMMISSION VseSOYUZny SECTION OF TOURISM" K.BARDIN / /E.SHULESHKO /"
and contains information:
"According to experts tent was ripped open from the inside with a knife a few strokes
But no date. KP found the second copy of this document which has been sent to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Do you see the date ?
What 'According to experts' these people are talking about if the tent has not delivered to the lab yet??