Dyatlov group

Group members:

- Dyatlov Igor A., born in 1937, a campaign manager, student of the 5th year of the radio department UPI vysokoerudirovanny specialist and, of course, a talented engineer. Already on the 2nd course Igor developed and assembled VHF radio stations, which were used for communication between the two groups during the tour in 1956 on the Sayan Mountains. By the way, these radio stations has been associated very bad for self-esteem Dyatlova incident: in the distribution of the weight load between the parties campaign Igor overestimated their weight by 3 kg. He did it so that he would not be left with an extra load in his backpack. Woodpeckers were caught lying on the third day of the campaign, exposed and suffered, probably, many unpleasant minutes. The incident, however, does not at all cancel his unconditional engineering talent. He was the developer of a small-sized stove, which was used in campaigns in 1958-59. and proved its functionality. According to some reports, Dyatlov, it seems, was invited to stay in UPI after graduating from the institute to continue his scientific work. By 1959, Igor had considerable experience of distant hikes of varying degrees of complexity and among the members of the sports section of the sports club UPI was considered one of the most experienced athletes. Igor knew people were talking about him as a person thoughtful, not having a tendency to hasty decisions and even the slow (but slow in the sense that he always keep up slowly). Dyatlov was the developer of the route, on which the group went on a campaign on January 23. It must be added that Igor was courting - and not without reciprocity - for Zina Kolmogorova, who also took part in this campaign

- Doroshenko Yuri Nikolaevich, born in 1938, a student of the Faculty of Hoisting and Transport Machines UPI, a well-prepared tourist who had experience of long trips of varying complexity. At one time she took care of Kolmogorova Zina, who was also a member of the group. Yuri traveled with a girl to her hometown of Kamensk-Uralsky, where she was introduced to her parents and sister. In the future, their relationship seems to be upset, but this did not stop Yuri from retaining good feelings for both Zina Kolmogorova and her more successful rival Igor Dyatlov

- Dubinina Lyudmila Aleksandrovna, born in 1938, a student of the 3rd year of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of UPI, from the very first days of her studies took an active part in the activities of the Institute's tourist club, excellently sang, photographed, many photographs in the winter campaign of 1959 were made by Dubinina. The girl had a lot of tourist experience. During the campaign in the Eastern Sayan Mountains in 1957, she received a gunshot wound to her leg due to an accidental shot of the accompanying hunter, courageously suffered both self-injury and subsequent (very painful) transportation. In February 1958, there was an older expedition of the 2nd category of complexity in the Northern Urals

- Zolotaryov Semyon (Alexander) Alekseevich, born in 1921, is the oldest participant in the campaign and, perhaps, the most mysterious person on the list. He asked me to call him Sasha and that's why in many documents and memoirs Zolotarev appears under this name. In fact, he bore the name of Simon and came from the North Caucasus (from the Kuban Cossacks, from the village of Convenient on the border with the Karachay-Cherkess Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic), where he regularly went to his mother. Born in the family of a paramedic, he belonged to the generation most affected by the Great Patriotic War (from conscripts of 1921-22, about 3% of births were left alive), passed almost the entire war (in the Armed Forces from October 1941 to May 1946 ). He became a candidate member of the CPSU (b) in 1944, was a komsomg of a battalion, joined the party after the war. Had 4 military awards. Semen Zolotaryov's military past should be paid special attention - in the future we will have to return to him for a more thorough analysis. After the war, Semyon tried to continue his military career - in June 1945 he entered the Moscow Military Engineering School, which, however, almost immediately underwent a reduction. In April 1946, Zolotarev transferred to the Leningrad Military Engineering School as part of the course, but apparently it was not destiny to serve him in the army, as this school was reduced after Moscow. In the end, Semyon Zolotaryov found himself at the Minsk Institute of Physical Education (GIFKB), which he graduated in 1951. In the mid-1950s, he worked as a tourist instructor at the tourist center "Artybash" (Altai), then moved to the Sverdlovsk region, where he got a job as a senior tourism instructor at the Kourovka camp site. However, before the very hike to Otterten, along with the group of Igor Dyatlov, Zolotarev left Kourovka. He was single, which looked rather unusual for that time, had tattoos and gold false teeth (the latter indicated the prosperity of their owner, in those years the main material of dental prostheses was steel). Zolotaryov's tattoos are very interesting, among them there were images of a five-pointed star, beets, the name "Gene", the date "1921", the letters DAERMMUZAUAYA, combinations "G + C + P = D", "G + S", as well as individual letters "C Next to the star and beets. Most of Zolotarev's tattoos were hidden by clothing and the campaign participants apparently did not know anything about them. It is noteworthy that the participants of the campaign, with some of whom he was not previously acquainted with, Zolotarev introduced himself as "Alexander Alekseevich," that is, deliberately distorted the name

- Kolevatov Alexander Sergeevich, born in 1934, a student of the 4th year of the Faculty of Physics and Technology of the UPI. This is another (along with Zolotarev) "dark horse" in the group. Prior to the Sverdlovsk Polytech, Alexander graduated from the Sverdlovsk Mining and Metallurgical College (majoring in the metallurgy of heavy non-ferrous metals) and went to Moscow to work as a senior laboratory assistant at the secret institute of the Ministry of Medium Engineering, which at that time was PO Box 3394. Subsequently, this The "mail box" turned into a research institute of inorganic materials, engaged in developments in the field of materials science for the nuclear industry. Working in the laboratory, Alexander Kolevatov enrolled in the All-Union Correspondence Polytechnic Institute, disappeared for one year and transferred to the 2nd course of Sverdlovsk Polytech. The story of his departure to Moscow, work there for three years (August 1953 - September 1956) and the subsequent return to Sverdlovsk is very unusual for that time. As in the case of Zolotarev, in the future we will have to return to an analysis of these unusual details of a young man's life; for the time being, we note that by 1959 Kolevatov already had experience in hiking of various categories of complexity. People who knew Alexander noted such strong features of his character as accuracy, which sometimes reached pedantry, methodicalness, diligence, and also expressed leadership qualities. The only member of the group, Alexander smoked a pipe

- Kolmogorova Zinaida Alekseevna, born in 1937, a student of the 4th year of the Radio Engineering Faculty of the UPI, the soul of the Institute's tourist club. Like the rest of the group, Zina already had a considerable experience of hiking through the Urals and Altai of varying degrees of complexity. During one of the campaigns the girl was bitten by a viper, for some time she was on the verge of life and death, with great courage and dignity suffered the sufferings she suffered. Zina Kolmogorova demonstrated unconditional leadership qualities, was able to unite the collective, was a welcome guest of any student company

- Krivonischenko Georgy (Yuri) Alekseevich, born in 1935, graduate of UPI, in 1959 - engineer of the plant No. 817 (now known as PA "Mayak") from Chelyabinsk-40, a regime facility in the Chelyabinsk region. The production of weapons-grade plutonium was carried out. September 29, 1957 there was one of the world's largest man-made disasters, which became widely known only in the post-perestroika period. The consequence of this catastrophe (the so-called "Kyshtymkoi accident") was the formation of the so-called. The East Urals radioactive trail is about 300 km long. George was a witness of this catastrophe and a participant in its liquidation. This circumstance should be taken into account in the context of this essay. Krivonischenko was a friend of Dyatlov, he took part in almost all the campaigns that Igor went to. Also George was friendly with most of the other participants of the campaign, who often visited Sverdlovsk apartment of his parents. Although in reality Krivonishchenko bore the name of George, friends usually called him Yuri (ie, there is about the same situation with the replacement of the name, as in the case of Zolotarev)

- Slobodin Rustem Vladimirovich, born in 1936, graduate of UPI, like Krivonischenko was the engineer of the plant No. 817, where he came to work a year later than George. There is a legend that Rustem's father was the chairman of the UPI trade union committee in 1959, but it does not correspond to reality. The trade union committee of Polyteka was headed by Rustem's namesake, and his father was a professor at another Sverdlovsk university. Slobodin for a number of years went on a hiking trip of a different complexity category and was, of course, an experienced tourist. According to the memoirs of friends, Rustem was a very athletic young man, mobile, hardy, fond of running for long distances. Rustem played perfectly on the mandolin, which he took with him on this trip. By the way, his Turkic name should not be misleading, it is nothing more than a tribute to the international fashion, Rustem Slobodin's parents were Russian

- Thibo-Brignol Nikolai Vladimirovich, born in 1934, a foreman from Sverdlovsk, graduate of the Faculty of Construction UPI in 1958. Nikolay Thibaut was the son of a French communist, repressed in Stalin's years, and was born in the camp where his mother was kept. In Sverdlovsk came from Kemerovo, he studied well, the institute finished with an average score of 4.15, and the progress in learning went with him on the increase and the performance by the end of the training was much better than in the first year. Thibo-Brignol had experience of tourist trips of various categories of complexity, was well acquainted with students UPI - members of the tourist club of the institute. Everyone who knew Thibault noted his energy, enterprise, friendliness and humor

- Yudin Yuri Efimovich, born in 1937, a student of the 4th year of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of UPI, took a great interest in tourism at the Institute, made a total of 6 long trips of various categories of complexity, including the 3rd (highest)