of 3 systems of threads - warp and weft, interwoven perpendicular to each other.
The damage resulting from the rupture usually follows the line of least resistance, i.e. tear either filaments of a duck, or warp threads. Such damage is usually very smooth and has right angles.
The incision, under any conditions, always disrupts both those and other threads at different angles randomly. Cut only either the threads of the weft, or the warp threads is almost impossible. /cm. scheme number 2.
As a result of the foregoing, and when examining the edges of all the damages on the tent, one can conclude that three damages / conditionally marked Nos. 1, 2, 3 / have arisen as a result of exposure to some sharp weapon (knife), i.e. are cuts. Yet the rest of the damage is a rupture.
Damage No. 1 has a shape in the form of a broken straight line, its total length is 32 cm. Above it there is a small puncture of the tissue in 2 cm. The corners of the hole are torn. /cm. photo №4.
Damages №2 and №3 have not an even arcuate shape. The approximate length of these lesions is 89 cm and 42 cm. from the right edge of damage number 2 and from both edges of damage No. 3 there are no cloth flaps and it is possible that they had their continuation further.
In order to determine from which side the indicated incisions were made (from the inside, from the tent or from the outside), a thorough microscopic examination of the edges of the incisions of the adjacent tissue sections was made (an increase from 0.6 to 56X).
As a result of the conducted studies it was found that from the inside of the tent in the areas of the cuts close to the edges, there are surface damages of the tissue in the form of minor punctures, incisions of the tissue yarns and very thin scratches. /cm. photo № 5-13 /.
All scratches and punctures are rectilinear. Scratches are observed in the surface damage of the filaments: the filaments are either cut in half / cm. photo No. 10 /, or with them the dye is simply scratched off and not the colored parts are visible / see. photo № 5, 6, 11 /.
In the corners of the punctures, on the inside of the tent (unlike the outer tent), there are, as it were, continuations of damage, which are expressed in the form of thin scratches. /cm. photo № 8, 9 /.
The nature and shape of all these injuries indicate that they formed from the contact of the fabric of the inner side of the tent with the blade of a blade of some weapon / knife /.
All of the above indicates that the existing incisions were made from the inside, from the tent.
In the tourist tent of the group Dyatlova on the right slant of the canopy forming the roof, three damages of approximately 32, 89, and 42 cm in length / conditionally designated No. 1, 2, 3 / arose as a result of exposure to some sharp weapon / knife, e. are cuts.
All these sections are marked on the inside of the tent.
CT. SCIENTIFIC. EMPLOYEE Churkina - signature / CHURKINA /