We can read some fascinating lines in Yuri Yudin’s diary, January 27 :
« Village Vizhay - camp (???) you can buy products. Apothecary - artist Herzen ?. German, wife is German. Idyll in the family. On the walls, relief paintings with filigree decoration, very masterfully, unusually finely executed.
Thousands of Ornate box with a view of Lozva in the summer and another in the winter, more jewelry boxes, paintings - everywhere. Big ones. In the pharmacy - roses from red wax, fluorescing, Kremlin - from test tubes with fluorine. compositions, glowing. Built in wrist watch "Pobeda". It works fine. An unusually polite gentle, kind person. His wife is German, very affable and hospitable. They are really short of medicine and keep what they have for the children. He begged me to get penicillin in tablets from Ivdel, as they have very little. It is difficult for them to get good medication. »
Where we discover Herzen, that strange " apothecary - artist " deep lost in the taiga.
What kind of madness is that :
"On the walls, relief paintings with filigree decoration, very masterfully, unusually finely executed.
Thousands of Ornate box with a view of Lozva in the summer and another in the winter, more jewelry boxes, paintings - everywhere. Big ones. In the pharmacy - roses from red wax, fluorescing, Kremlin - from test tubes with fluorine. compositions, glowing. Built in wrist watch "Pobeda". It works fine.
I mean :
"On the walls, relief paintings with filigree decoration… paintings - everywhere. Big ones. (...) Built in wrist watch "Pobeda".
And above all :
"In the pharmacy - roses from red wax, fluorescing, Kremlin - from test tubes with fluorine. compositions, glowing
And "thousands of" what ? Of empty medicine boxes ? Glass jars ? Drying herbs ? Hawkmoth wings ? Chicken feet ? Crawling bugs at the ceiling ? Yudin could write and cross out : "
Until 1953, they threw in jail everybody that they could catch, innocent
"... but he couln’t write the thing that was in thousands in the pharmacy ? What could have been more disturbing or risky than to write in 1959 USSR about innocent people sent to the gulag ? It surely deserved to be written as there were "thousands of it", but Yudin prefered to not write the word…
Then « test tubes with fluorine. compositions, glowing
»… Herzen had test tubes in this pharmacy and was free to use them in the way he wished ? Using chemistry equipment for his own personal creative use, for art, dream and escape ? What other use of the pharmacy could he make for dream and escape ?
Was Yudin not alone in the pharmacy ? Was Dyatlov here too ? Maybe buying some Streptocid and raising the complaint of Hertzen after having reduced his very small stock : « He begged me to get penicillin in tablets from Ivdel, as they have very little ».
The vision of Vizhay pharmacy is even more delirious than :
"Vladimir Herzen applied to his canvases many of the finest lines, which, intertwined, create strange filigree worlds. He puts together a lot of magazine clippings and photographs. Or he collects his installations from everything that comes to hand: springs, gears, old toys, as well as malachites, agates and rock crystal.
" (Google translator) http://nv.kz/2013/12/10/62595/
"Local artist and jeweler Vladimir GERTSEN uses in his work gems, magazine clippings, old toys, the “innards” of watches: gears, springs and other details. (…) He covers the canvas with a large number of thin lines, in the interweaving of which mysterious worlds are seen. Well, the installations made by him are able to amaze any imagination and make them explore them for a long time. The artist believes that the meaning of his works "floats freely and absorbs shades of nearby meanings."
" (Google translator) https://time.kz/articles/grim/2013/12/12/vtoraja-zhizn-dlja-shesterenok
"“Here is a cave,” says the artist about Witnesses of the Sun. There used to be crystals there. It's dark inside. And when you look out into the light, the sun is felt more sharply.
" (Google translator) http://nv.kz/2013/12/14/62923/
Could the creative apothecary of Vizhay pharmacy provide the hikers with some homemade experimental product ?
If we consider the involvment of drugs in the tragedy, the hikers were in contact with many scientists and chemists at university and in research centers who could have access to narcotics and hallucinogens, but there is a forgotten candidate for a local origin of the drug. And why was Herzen erased from the story ?
Figures in Dyatlov group case that live in Vizhay
Aleksey Semyonovich Cheglakov - Chief of the Militarized Firefighters (ОВПК) of the 8th forest division of Vizhay logging branch in 1959 Testimony →
Ivan Fokeevich Pashin - Forester, rescuer from the very beginning of the search. In the case files his middle name is recorded as Vasilyevich for some reason Testimony →
Ivan Dimitrievich Rempel - Forester of the Vizhay region Testimony →
Georgiy Ivanovich Ryazhnev - Chief of the 1st forestry department of Energo Lesokombinat in 41st district in 1959
We have a photo of Vizhay "medical staff", with six persons, maybe one doctor and a few nurses : https://dyatlovpass.com/resources/340/gallery/Dyatlov-pass-Vizhay-81.jpg
But no photo of Herzen ?
And on the map of the "group route through Vishay on 25-26 January" :https://dyatlovpass.com/resources/340/Dyatlov-pass-Vizhay-map-2.jpg
No stop at the pharmacy ! Why ?
As if Herzen and his pharmacy vanished ! As if they only existed in Yudin's diary...
I'm dying to see color pictures of Herzen and his pharmacy ! I want to see the fluorescing roses and the glowing Kremlin !