Exile to Iakutsk Area. The Description of the Prisoner Transport to Nizhneudinsk
We were kept in Kars prison and Metekh castle from June 10, 1895 to July 22, 1897. When Vereshchagin and my brother Vasiliı were in the Kars prison, they were visited by a government official from St. Petersburg who conducted an investigation of the Doukhobor movement. The local gendarme rotmistr Astaf’ev and the prosecutor’s assistant Stepanov also conducted many interrogations. In Metekh castle, there were no interrogations except for a visitation by Skvortsov.