born on January 11th, 1936. 23 years old. Not married.
He was born in 1936 and graduated from UPI University in 1959. He was a very athletic man, honest and descent, although quiet at times.
He was a well experience climber and a camper that participated
in many long distance hikes. Additionally he liked to run at the
long distances. It might the reason why he was chosen to walk
back to the tent as he was in a perfect physical condition. He liked to play mandolin that he often took during long hiking trips.
His mandolin was found in the tent
After graduation Rustem worked as an engineer on Plant number
817 (also known as "Mayak"- "Lighthouse" in Russian). The plant
is a closed regime facility that belonged to Chelyabinsk- 40.
Among other things this closed plant worked with weapon grade
plutonium. He came to work to this secret facility a year before
His father was a professor at another Sverdlovsk University. Although Rustem was ethnically Russian his father gave him a traditional Tatar name following a popular fashion of international friendship
among all men. Although some proposed that Slobodin's parents
might have given their son to honor a long period when they
lived in a Central Asia, where name Rustem is quiet common.
The body of Rustem Slobodin was found on March 4, 1959 on a line
between a fire under a cedar and a tent. His body was found 150
meters from Kolmogorova body and 180 meters from Igor Dyatlov
body. He walked 480 meters from the cedar and was second to
collapse on the way to the tent. His corpse was discovered face
down. Few abrasions suggest that he fought the elements to the
least heart beat and died probably on his feet or shortly after
Cause of death is ruled as hypothermia. However there have been
damage to the cranial vault. The damage is mostly on the right
side, which made many hypothesize that he was attacked by
someone who had left hand as the dominant. More detailed
information on the Rustem's autopsy can be found
He was buried at the Michaylovsky (Saint Michael) Cemetery