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January 11, 2018, 07:08:37 AM
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Dyatlov Pass: Rustem Vladimirovich Slobodin

Born on Jan 11, 1936, Russian Federation
He graduated from the UPI University in 1959. He was a very athletic man, honest and decent. Ethnically he was Russian but his parents, both university professors, worked in Asia when he was born and gave him an Asian name. Rustem, or Rustik as he was often called, was a man of few words. He was a Long-distance runner. Rustem liked to play a mandolin that he often took during long hiking trips.
He was 23 years old when he died. Slobodin is buried on 10 March 1959 in Mikhailovskoe Cemetery.
Rustem Slobodin was not only a good athlete, but he could take risks. In the summer of 1958 Rustem together with his father made a traverse from Frunze (present Bishkek) to Andijan, where Rustem's older brother worked. This 300-kilometer trek took place in mountainous sparsely populated area of western Tien Shan. In the less inhabited lands when ethnic Russians travelers meet with Kyrgyz, Uighurs, Uzbeks, Dungans - people that they have nothing in common, words like "internationalism" and "brotherhood" don't carry any weight. In the summer of 1958 Rustem Slobodin and the native inhabitants of the Tien Shan didn't just have different mentality - there was a real civilization gap between them. Hatred doesn't describe it, does not convey the specifics of the inter-ethnic relations. Russians were simply envied for their white skin, the smell of soap and the fact that they did not have fleas. When there are no witnesses to the encounter, everything is possible. Nevertheless, both father and son made it through these dangerous mountains. They relied on their own strength and were ready to stand up for themselves. This trip establishes Rustem as courageous, hardened, dependable and adventurous.

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December 05, 2021, 03:21:20 PM
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Rustem is my favorite personality and he was, after i heard first time of about Dyatlov Pass, the first member of the group about whom i had researched in more details.

December 18, 2022, 03:00:48 AM
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РУСТЕМ СЛОБОДИН СВОИМ ВИДОМ РАССКАЗАЛ НАМ ВСЕ!! Смотрим на посмертное фото Рустема видим: сжатые кулаки, лицо в синяках и гематомах, глаза заплыли от кровоподтеков, поза динамичная. Рустем Слободин скорее всего погиб в драке. "БИТВА ПРИ КЕДРЕ" (с) А. Р.