Russia resumes Dyatlov Pass investigation

Russia resumes Dyatlov Pass investigation
Dyatlov’s group

Dyatlov's group died in the Urals mountains in the winter of 1959. The circumstances of the tourists’ death were never established.

The Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation is going to find out how Dyatlov’s tourist group died in the Northern Urals in February 1959, stated the official representative of the Ministry, Aleksandr Kurennoy, on the Efir Internet channel.

 “Our goal is to establish which of the 75 existing theories could be confirmed by reliable evidence,” he noted.

According to Kurennoy, there are three most plausible theories. They are associated with natural phenomena (avalanche, hurricane or snow slab, a layer of fine-grained snow consisting of crystals densely packed by the wind), while “crime is completely ruled out”.

Dyatlov's group died in the Urals mountains in the winter of 1959. The circumstances of the tourists’ death were never established. A confusing detail is that the bodies and belongings had apparently been moved, judging by photographs.

Yury Kuntsevich, head of the Dyatlov group’s memory fund, said that the RSFSR Prosecutor’s Office had known about the death of Dyatlov’s tourists a month before the bodies were discovered and could move the corpses and things.

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