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R.I.P. Yuri Kuntsevich

R.I.P. Yuri Kuntsevich

27 March 1947 - 11 August 2021

Yuri Kuntsevich died at the age of 74 in Yekaterinburg on the morning of August 11, 2021. For 20 years he headed the Dyatlov Group Memory Fund.

He was hospitalized after an expedition to the Dyatlov Pass that started on July 31, 2021. A group of ten people gathered, including British journalist Graham Phillips. Yuri Kuntsevich was forced to turn back after only 6 km on the first day of the trip because he felt an old knee injury. He was escorted back to the base camp on Auspiya river by a member of the group who then caught up with the rest. From the campsite on the Auspiya river, Yuri Kuntsevich joined the next group going back to Ivdel. During the expedition, Yuri Kuntsevich complained that his knee hurt. Upon arrival, he was admitted to a hospital due to overall weakness. In the hospital, it turned out he had damage on 40% of his lung. Yuri Kuntsevich died due to Covid-19.

Yuri Kuntsevich is survived by wife Olga (Yekaterinburg), son Aleksandr (at his funeral), who lives in Moscow, and a daughter, who lives in Australia.


Teddy 15-04-2024 05:47 (GMT)
Russians often use their first and patronymic names. Full name Yuri Konstantinovich Kuntsevich. The two comments you are referring to did not come from the same person, I see two different IPs.Yuri Kuntsevich was not vaccinated for Covid-19.
Mystery 14-04-2024 21:21 (GMT)
I also wonder why there's 2 Russian comments, posted a minute apart, calling him Yuri Konstantinovich? (Юрий Константинович 11-08-2021)? perhaps posted by the same person?
Mystery 14-04-2024 21:12 (GMT)
Was he vaccinated in Russia? I understand the Sputnik vaccine does not contain mRNA so what poisons are in it? Covid-19 does not exist!! it was an American HOAX perpetrated by Dr fauci. he is the one behind all this. So it begs to ask: what did this gentleman actually die of?

Evidently his subconscious mind programmed him to die under mysterious circumstances, for his own death to be investigated the way he investigated the deaths of the 9 hikers! In America we call this life imitates art. This button detail the mystery behind this is it is simply a subconscious programming but the mystery remains: what did he die of? what was he injected with? Big Pharma substances in the hospital perhaps retaliation from the government because he revealed too much to the Americans in their Yeti Massacre documentary?
Ztesch 12-11-2023 05:41 (GMT)
RIP Yuri, your work will shed alot of light on what happened at the dyatlov pass...
Bianka 03-11-2021 16:13 (GMT)
Ich wünsche ich der Familie viel Kraft und mein Herzliches Beileid.
Eine großartige Person die leider zu früh gehen musste v-v
Liz 26-09-2021 04:16 (GMT)
R.I.P. , Yuri! How fitting that your episodes of Expedition Unknown first aired 3 days after your passing. You live on through your work
Fynn Döhring 19-09-2021 11:07 (GMT)
It took me a while, before this tragic news reached me. But this man did so much! His work may will be the fundament for a giant mystery, to be solved in future. What he did, in the case of Dyatlov Pass was incredible! I won't forget him or what he did, my prayers go to his family, and i hope, that he will and can rest in peace.
Derek Bilston 06-09-2021 09:02 (GMT)
Sad news. He was a dedicated researcher. Hard to replace.
Daniela 27-08-2021 13:45 (GMT)
Rest in Peace Yuri! Thank you for your tireless work in relation to the Diatlow Pass!
MANU 23-08-2021 12:16 (GMT)
„Wenn man einen geliebten Menschen verliert,
gewinnt man einen Schutzengel dazu.“

"When you lose a loved one,
you win a guardian angel. "
TomTom 19-08-2021 11:19 (GMT)
Sad news. His work reached people all over the world. Condolences to his family, personal friends and colleagues in his foundation.
Stephan 18-08-2021 20:22 (GMT)
Rest in Peace
Gabriel Malaka 16-08-2021 18:27 (GMT)
Alles Gute für deine Rückreise nach Hause. Ich hoffe, dass die nächsten Jahrzehnte nicht ihre Energie verlieren, die Menschen in großartige Projekte stecken. Uns verbindet alle ein Fundament, auf dem wir uns jederzeit halten können und dürfen: Hoffung.
Julia 16-08-2021 18:21 (GMT)
Rest in Peace, your soul will live forever. We will never forget you and what have you done so solve a big mystery, maybe your whole life. Lots of love, hope, strength and faith to his family!
Andrea 16-08-2021 08:08 (GMT)
Rest In Peace Yuri.
Sabine 15-08-2021 09:01 (GMT)
Mein aufrechtes Beileid an die Familie. Ich habe durch ihn vieles vom Datlov Pass erfahren können. Ruhe in Frieden Yuri
Sylvia Fischer 15-08-2021 07:17 (GMT)
An die Familie von Juri ,
mein herzliches Beileid .
Habe sehr viel über den Datlov Vorfall erfahren können.
Liebe Grüße Sylvia
Martooth 14-08-2021 15:08 (GMT)
Rip ♥️
Toma 14-08-2021 11:15 (GMT)
Es tut mir unglaublich leid. 74 ist kein Alter. Aber er hat seine Lebenszeit gut genutzt. Danke Herr Yuri für die tolle Arbeit und mein Beileid für die Familie und Kollegen.
Danke dass ich vieles erleben und Erfahren konnte.

Monika Ott 14-08-2021 00:23 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges Beileid. Ich schliesse ihn in meine Gebete ein.
Michael 13-08-2021 19:51 (GMT)
Goodbye, Yuri and thank you for what you gave and left for us! Take our best wishes with you to your new life in a better world! Your family should know: One day we all will be together again!
SweetLana 13-08-2021 17:49 (GMT)
RIP, you really did the great
Margrit Kosar 13-08-2021 15:47 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges Beileid!
Jürgen aus Berlin 13-08-2021 14:19 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges beileid.
Eine gute russische Seele ist von uns gegangen.
Und Danke Yuri Kuntsevich, für deine Nachforschunge.
Anita 13-08-2021 13:47 (GMT)
So sad to learn such an awful new. . My condoleances from France to his family and to his dear friends as well.
Kev 13-08-2021 12:11 (GMT)
Thank you for sharing your lifetime with us !

Condolences to his family and friends.
J.Breuer 13-08-2021 10:34 (GMT)
RIP Yuri, your work will never be forgotten
Darcy 13-08-2021 09:53 (GMT)
R.I.P Yuri❤️
Ingo 13-08-2021 08:27 (GMT)
R.i.P. Yuri. Never forgotten!
Jasmin Hädecke 13-08-2021 08:13 (GMT)
Liebe Angehörigen von Yuri
Ich wünsche ihnen viel Kraft und
Zusammenhalt ,der zu diesen Tagen sehr wichtig ist.
Ich bin Yuri dankbar , das er so viel tat ,damit das Dyatlov ,Pass Drama nicht vergessen wird.
Ich hoffe ,das sein Werk weiter geführt wird.
Yuri lässt sich vom Tod bestimmt nicht abhalten und macht von da weiter ,wo er ist.
Herzliche Grüße
Jasmin Hädecke
Roland 13-08-2021 05:37 (GMT)
Die Welt verliert einen großartigen Kämpfer für die Wahrheit. Den Hinterbliebenen mein aufrichtiges Beileid und Mitgefühl. Ruhe in Frieden Yuri
Christiane 13-08-2021 05:08 (GMT)
Mit Respekt und Mitgefühl für Yuri und seine Angehörigen: Jetzt bist Du da, wo die Wahrheit ist, die Du gesucht hast, mögen meine guten Wünsche Dich dort erreichen.
Arne 13-08-2021 04:37 (GMT)
Все, кто ходит в красоте, воскреснут в красоте.
sandra 13-08-2021 03:56 (GMT)
alle kraft den angehörigen, sein werk bleibt unvergessen!
Stephan Martini 13-08-2021 00:09 (GMT)
Beileid an die Angehörigen.
Patrick 12-08-2021 23:05 (GMT)
Salzius Toxicus 12-08-2021 22:43 (GMT)
Rest in piece old friend/ Ruhe in frieden!
Ben 12-08-2021 22:36 (GMT)
Mein Beileid. RIP

You are all heroes !
Frank 12-08-2021 22:27 (GMT)
rest in peace / Ruhe in Frieden
Gerd Mueller 12-08-2021 21:38 (GMT)
Mein herzliches Beileid

Alfred68 12-08-2021 21:28 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden Yuri Kuntsevich-Beileid an denn Angehörigen
Nuri 12-08-2021 21:04 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden Yuri. Viel Kraft an die Familie.
Danke für deinen tollen Arbeit.
Tilaro 12-08-2021 20:19 (GMT)
Rest in peace. Thank you for the work that you all have put into this case. My warmest condolences to the bereaved.
Lia 12-08-2021 20:08 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden, Yuri!
Pewex 12-08-2021 19:40 (GMT)
Really sad news. Farewell Yuri. We will not forget...
Thomas 12-08-2021 19:23 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden Yuri

Mein herzliches Beileid an die Familie.
Monika 12-08-2021 19:22 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden
Ivar 12-08-2021 19:07 (GMT)
Spasibo za vsyo!
TukTuk + BamBam 12-08-2021 19:04 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden. Mein aufrichtiges Beileid an die Familie.
Покойся с миром. Мои соболезнования семье.
Annie 12-08-2021 18:59 (GMT)
Rest in Peace Yuri. Thank you for your great work.
Condulences to his family and his friends.
Rain 12-08-2021 18:47 (GMT)
Rest in Peace
LeaBlack 12-08-2021 18:46 (GMT)
Dank solcher Menschen wie du einer warst ist unsere Welt etwas besser und aufgeklärter geworden! Du wirst wirklich fehlen! Nicht nur uns Usern, sondern vor allem deiner Familie!
Patrick Plasa 12-08-2021 18:14 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges beileid den Angehörigen.
laskow 12-08-2021 18:08 (GMT)
mein herzliches Beileid für die Familie.

Georg 12-08-2021 18:08 (GMT)
Mein herzliches Beileid an die Angehörigen und Freunde
A. W. 12-08-2021 18:05 (GMT)
Rest in peace, Yuri! Thank you for all your hard work. You will not be forgotten. ♥
Mona 12-08-2021 18:01 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden Yuri. Danke für deine Arbeit.
Carmen 12-08-2021 17:40 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges Beileid.
Laska 12-08-2021 17:21 (GMT)
Rest In Peace, Yuri!
Meine Gedanken sind bei Dir....
Savalina 12-08-2021 17:08 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden und Danke für alles...
J NAKIA 12-08-2021 16:48 (GMT)
Rest in peace
margit schiffmann. 12-08-2021 16:40 (GMT)
noch ein schmerzlicher Verlust.Mein Beileid auch seiner Familie und ein Danke Yuri auch für deine grossartige Arbeit.Ruhe in Frieden.
Chris 12-08-2021 16:23 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden und danke für deinen Einsatz in dieser Sache
Celina 12-08-2021 16:12 (GMT)
Ein wahrer Held.. Danke für die schwierige Arbeit die du geleistet hast! R.i.P.
Joachim 12-08-2021 16:08 (GMT)
Der Tod ist ein neuer Anfang
Joachim 12-08-2021 16:08 (GMT)
Der Tod ist ein neuer Anfang
Eddydaone 12-08-2021 16:02 (GMT)
Rest In Peace
Andreas 12-08-2021 16:00 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden
Rosi 12-08-2021 15:52 (GMT)
Удачной поездки, Юрий
Carsten Leschok 12-08-2021 15:37 (GMT)
Vielen Dank für deinen Einsatz. Ruhe in Frieden!
hassfratz 12-08-2021 15:35 (GMT)
Vielen Dank für deine Arbeit!! Rest in Peace!!
hassfratz 12-08-2021 15:35 (GMT)
Vielen Dank für deine Arbeit!! Rest in Peace!!
Marco T. 12-08-2021 15:08 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden Yuri

Mein Herzlichstes Beileid an die Famile und Freunde !!

Danke für alles Yuri !!!
Detlef 12-08-2021 15:08 (GMT)
Mein aufrichtiges Beileid an die Familie, es tut mir sehr leid.
Forseti 12-08-2021 15:07 (GMT)
Ruhe in Frieden.
Kate 12-08-2021 15:03 (GMT)
Rest in peace.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Bianka 12-08-2021 15:00 (GMT)
Ich wünsche der Familie viel Kraft und alles gute dir Yuri Kuntsevich dort wo du jetzt bist.
Reast in Peace.
Marco Kurt 12-08-2021 14:54 (GMT)
Rest in peace Yuri Kunzewitsch! My condolences to his family and friends!
Michael 12-08-2021 14:53 (GMT)
In stillem Gedenken an Yuri. Mein aufrichtiges Beileid an die Familie.
Darksilent 12-08-2021 14:44 (GMT)
Rest in Peace
Danilo migliore 12-08-2021 12:45 (GMT)
I am very very disappointed. I heard him by phone some days ago and ne told me that was in hospital for
Coronavirus. Now who will continue his work? Dyatlov foundation will close? I hope much no!
Irati 12-08-2021 10:23 (GMT)
Rest in peace Yuri.
Condolences to his family and friends.
Morski 12-08-2021 07:20 (GMT)
Rest in peace!
EIleen 11-08-2021 23:01 (GMT)
God bless you and take you home to Him and all the hikers to live in joy and peace forever. .
Saintpo 11-08-2021 18:44 (GMT)
Saintpo 11-08-2021 18:44 (GMT)
Анастасия 11-08-2021 18:31 (GMT)
Светлая память, Юрий Константинович. Пусть земля вам будет пухом
Oleg Povetko 11-08-2021 18:23 (GMT)
Царствие небесное, Юрий Константинович, пусть земля Вам будет пухом.
Atalanta 11-08-2021 18:22 (GMT)
I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and friends
Brendan (Salty) 11-08-2021 18:20 (GMT)
Someone who devoted a whole lifetime to finding the answer. Unstoppable right to the last. R.I.P Yuri.
José Ramón Cantalapiedra (Mexico) 11-08-2021 17:34 (GMT)
You people from are doing such a great job, wish you could investigate some other mysteries. So sad that he is gone, but it should be remembered as a great guy.
Paul 11-08-2021 17:22 (GMT)
Sad news. A real tragedy. R I P
Alla Kat 11-08-2021 16:14 (GMT)
He is now reunited with the Dyatlov group.
He could have died literally on the Dyatlov Pass. What a tragedy.
Humberto 11-08-2021 15:47 (GMT)

God bless
Carmen 11-08-2021 14:49 (GMT)
RIP Yuri. You will be missed. Condolences to his family. Very sad news.
Linda 11-08-2021 14:30 (GMT)
My prayers go out to his family. May he rest at peace.
Liam 11-08-2021 14:24 (GMT)
Oh no, this is such sad news.
Yuri was a wonderful, kind and generous man. People flocked to his apartment to not just share information on the Dyatlov Pass, but to share music, discussion and friendship, it was a joy to see. I’m sorry I never had the chance to see you again Yuri. Rest In Peace, and my deep condolences go out to his wife.
Mary C 11-08-2021 14:12 (GMT)
So sad. A good man. Condolences to his family
Lucy Ash 11-08-2021 14:06 (GMT)
This is incredibly sad news. He was such an amazing, generous and kind man. And coming after the death of Igor Pavlov...deepest condolences. RIP
Oleg Netyaev 11-08-2021 13:33 (GMT)
He was unstoppable. Rest In Peace my friend. Your work will outlive us all.
Ren 11-08-2021 13:06 (GMT)
Oh! This is so awful. What a terrible year Sad
Teddy 11-08-2021 13:02 (GMT)
This is such a sad year. Feels like an end of an era.
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