Yuri Yudin was born in 1937 (June 19th). He was a 4th year student of UPI. Yuri left the expedition before the tragedy struck due to medical reasons. His back that
was previously hurt during another hiking trail started to cause pain again.
Yuri Yudin criticized the official criminal investigation until
his death. He believed that Dyatlov Pass Incident was a murder
that was carefully hidden by the officials, either because the
murder was carried out by the Soviet special forces or because
Soviet intelligence allowed Western spies to kill the group.
He passed away on April 27th, 2013. He was buried on May 4th at
the Michailovskoe Cemetery along with his other seven friends.