This is the translation of the court’s decision to refuse the application to have the case reopened. It is a big disappointment for sure but we have appealed the decision and there are avenues after that, so it isn’t over yet. I am sure there will be many of you, as myself, who will have a lot to say on what is written here, but again I would ask that we let things take their course and let the appeal go through the system. The reference to dates at the bottom are to earlier attempts to reopen the case which, as it states, were ignored. This is because they did not follow the correct procedures and were therefore not registered:-

INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION - Court Decision Letter

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Mountain of the Dead The Dyatlov Pass Incident Book

Keith McCloskey

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The Hunters

Keith McCloskey

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1 - Artem - who drove solidly for almost 17 hours to get me back to Ekaterinburg from the Dyatlov Pass - A true diamond and a Gentleman.

2 - Zack - who was with Artem and came back to Ekaterinburg from the Dyatlov Pass.

После того как я порвал связки в колене, у меня возникли большие проблемы, поскольку мне нужно было пройти около 30 миль по тайге чтобы добраться до Ивдель. Я даже не мог рассчитывать на какую-либо помощь. Не знал как быть, что делать? Было предложено, подождать попутный транспорт, чтобы кто-то смог меня подвезти к Учма или Ивдель (30 и 80 миль соответственно). С приближением сумерек и после нескольких часов ожидания, возле мемориального камня Холатчахль, подъехала группа машин. Буду вечно благодарен этим людям, двое из которых прервали свою поездку чтобы отвезти меня в Екатеринбург. Нужно было проехать более 400 миль, 70 из которых - через горы. Потребовалось почти 17 часов беспрерывного пути. Не могу выразить все слова благодарности Артему и Заку, которые невзирая на свои планы, подвезли, накормили меня и даже отказались от какого-либо вознаграждения. Также хочу выразить благодарность остальной части группы, особенно Наташе и Данил, которые тоже очень мне помогли.

Ещё раз,большое спасибо Артему, Заке, Наташе, Данил и всей группе. Живи и процветай Россия!

After I tore the ligaments in my knee, I had a big problem as I could not trek back the 30 or so miles through the Taiga to get the transport back to Ivdel and neither could I really expect anyone to carry me. So what to do? It was suggested that I wait for someone passing to maybe give me a lift to Ushma or Ivdel (30 and 80 miles away respectively). After waiting for many hours by the memorial stone on Kholat Syakhl and with nightfall approaching, a group of vehicles arrived. I will forever be grateful to them for coming to my rescue. Two of the group detached themselves and cut their trip short to drive me all the way back to Ekaterinburg. Well over 400 miles away and through the mountains for the first 70 miles. It took nearly 17 hours of almost non-stop driving. To Artem and Zack who cut short their trip, drove me back, fed me and refused to accept any payment - I cannot thank them enough to have done all that for a stranger. I also want to thank the rest of the group especially Natasha and Danil who also showed me great kindness.

To Artem, Zack, Nathasha, Danil and everyone in the group - I say a big thank you and Long Live Russia!!!!

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3 - Danil and his Father

4 - The Rest of the Group

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5 - The Group by the Memorial Stone at the Dyatlov Pass.

6 - The Group at the Abandoned Military Installation on Mount Chistop about 40 miles from the Dyatlov Pass.

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7 - Me and Danil - Just after I was rescued from the Dyatlov Pass. I ate nearly all his sweets because I was so hungry. I still feel bad about that.