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February 21, 2022, 12:32:29 AM
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We can read some fascinating lines in Yuri Yudin’s diary, January 27 :

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« 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 ?

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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
https://dyatlovpass.com/vizhay?filter_page=3&rbid=18461

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 !

« Last Edit: February 22, 2022, 02:41:21 AM by Charles »
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
 

May 12, 2022, 02:58:55 PM
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Jean Daniel Reuss



Congratulations Charles. You have certainly pointed out a remarkable coincidence:
  Владимира Герцена   (French: Guertsen / English: Herzen ) is certainly both :

 • The pharmacist, apothecary-artist, from Vizhay, married to a German woman, about whom Yuri Yudin writes in his diary entry [img 10] on his return from North-2 after 28 January 1959.
 • The artist, whose works are exhibited in the Karaganda Museum of Fine Arts (Kazakhstan), according to this web page published in 2013 :

https://time.kz/articles/grim/2013/12/12/vtoraja-zhizn-dlja-shesterenok
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjI2qVlScBw&feature=youtu.be


During their visit to Vizhay, on 25 and 26 January 1959, the 10 hikers had no particular reason to be interested in either the small pharmacy in Vizhay, or in
 Владимира Герцена himself who was not famous at that time.

On his return from North-2 (i.e. after 28 January) Yuri Yudin does not seem to have had a camera at his disposal and did not leave any photographs.

After the liberation of many Zeks, ordered by Khrushchev from 1953 onwards, some people, in principle liberated, remained under residence near the camps.
Thus, there may have been a relationship between the Ivdelag administration near Vizhay and the Karlag administration near Karaganda.

This could possibly explain why a pharmacist and artist from Vizhay in 1959 is particularly appreciated in Karaganda in 2013.

On the the involvment of drugs in the tragedy.
Eduard Tumanov : ...hikers took part in a fight, either between them or with outsiders...
I already ruled out a fight   between them  because even in 2022 there is no drug that induces the Capgras syndrome.
https://forum.dyatlovpass.com/index.php?topic=411.msg8382#msg8382
https://forum.dyatlovpass.com/index.php?topic=411.msg8762#msg8762
Jean Daniel Reuss

Rational guidance =

• There is nothing supernatural and mysterious about the injuries suffered by the Dyatlov group. They are all consistent with an attack by a group of professional killers who wanted to take the lives of the nine  [Per Inge Oestmoen].

• Now let us search for answers to: WHO ? WHY ? HOW ?

• The scenario must be consistent with the historical, political and psychological  contexts.

• The solution takes in consideration all known findings.
 
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June 06, 2022, 06:27:40 PM
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Charles


Thank you Jean-Daniel,

I just understood that the episode at Herzen's pharmacy took place during Yudin's lonely return after he left the group at Northern settlement 2. He stopped at the pharmacy to get some pain killer and had this wonderful experience he wrote in his diary.

But at the first stop at Vishay, the group did not meet the apothecary.

Greetings

Charles
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.