or Georgiy Krivonischenko was born on February 7th, 1935. 24 years old. Not married
Yuri was born in
Zuhres, Ukraine and until 1941 he lived in Donetsk Region of
Eastern Ukraine. However after German invasion and breakout of the
World War II his family was forced to move to Saratov and then
again in 1941 he was evacuated beyond the Ural mountains along
with the factory infrastructure.
He graduated from UPI University in 1959.
graduation he started working on Plant number 817 (the "Mayak")
along with Rustem Slobodin. While working in Chelyabinsk- 40 a secret nuclear facility he experienced a disaster that became known as Kushtumkoy Accident. On September 29, 1957 plutonium plant experienced radioactive leak. Yuri Or George Krivonishenko was among the people who was sent to clean it up. His body will wear clothes that have traces of radioactivity that some trace to this particular event. However being an engineer Yuri had more knowledge about radioactivity than most people at the time and it is highly unlikely that he kept any of the clothes that he was wearing two years prior to the trip.
Another possible source of radioactivity might be contact of the
spilled radioactive material around the plant.
He was a close friend of
Igor Dyatlov and participated in all his camping trips. He is
known under name Yuri that are simply Russian variation of the
name George or Georgiy and should not be treated with suspicion.
Krivonishenko body was found by Slobtsov on 26 February 1959 along
with Yuri Doroshenko under a cedar tree and about half kilometer
from the abandoned tent. He was stripped to his underwear by the
remaining members of the group. We make this conclusion, because
his clothes were found in the ravine by the bodies of the last
four members. Clothes were cut with a knife since his body was too
stiff to move. This fact is the reason for a "paradoxical
undressing" theory. In reality the remaining members of the
Dyatlov Pass simply tried to save themselves by all means
carried marks of burns. Presumable these burns were made by a fire
found under the cedar that apparently burned for an hour or hour
and a half. What forced the tourists to abandon the fire is hard
to explain. Theoretically they could have stayed by the fire until
the sunrise when they could easily make it back to the tent.
conclusion on cause of death is hypothermia (freezing) and
fatigue. He was buried in Yekaterinburg on the Ivanovo cemetery
in March 1959 along with Zolotarev who was buried here two months