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Victims of Dyatlov Pass Incident
Vladimir L. Shunin
(Friend of Igor Dyatlov, Zina, Nikolay. He often joined them, but
this time he had to skip the trip.)
Who were they - the students of the fifties - sixties? These
were the children of war (World War II). Everyone was raised in the
hungry post-war childhood. But they didn't worship money. They
believed in the ideas of fraternity, equality, freedom and faith in
the "bright realm of socialism." Study, and work for the sake of all
In those days, there were no rich people. All were
equally poor. Students earned money where ever they could. Basically
they worked loading and unloading of railway wagons. They weren't
very well dressed either. Mainly in ski suits ...
had lots of fun. We had great degree of curiosity that helped us
study, learn, work, play sports, and travel.
particularly important part in our lives. A cult of tourism, risk
taking and courage in a face of challenges was influenced by such
books as "Dersu Uzala" by Arsenyev, "Ural - the land of gold" and
others, which we read as a children. None of these was done for the
money. We did it for the romanticism of taiga, mountains and for the
good of the motherland ...