The meeting with students of South Ural State University was held on the occasion of the presentation of a new book, The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. All Documents on and the Main Versions of the Most Mysterious Event of the Century.
Journalists of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper and Russia-1 TV channel personally went on the expedition to the Dyatlov Pass, after which a film and a book were produced.
At the meeting at SUSU, Evgeniy Sazonov, a participant of the expedition, presented an exclusive book by Nikolai Andreev The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident presenting unique documents and main versions of the most mysterious event of the century.
“The place I have travelled to is not very interesting in terms of nature and views; it is so cold there that the only thought I had was to leave that place or run away as soon as possible. This is a terrible place and not because of the fact that we know what happened there, but because it feels like you do not need to be there,” says Evgeniy Sazonov.
The chief editor of Komsomolskaya Pravda is also a co-author of the book. According to Evgeniy Sazonov, all the logical explanations of what could have happened at the Dyatlov Pass have been gathered in this book. The versions are investigated with reference to the documents together with specialists, and next they are either excluded or taken to work.
The book The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident was presented to students of the Journalism and Philology programmes of the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities. Evgeniy Sazonov noted that this meeting was especially interesting for the students, who watch the TV series of the same title on the TNT TV channel.
“I like meeting with students. The younger generation knows how to ask direct and tricky questions which can prompt some new thoughts. I really enjoyed communicating with SUSU students, because they are familiar with the subject and are not afraid to ask questions. It was especially nice to hear the questions that I had heard only from specialists before. Perhaps, after this meeting, they will become even more interested in this topic and will be able to answer the main question of mankind: What happened at the Pass after all?” said Evgeniy Sazonov.
One of the master class participants was a 1st-year student of the Faculty of Philology Daria Loseva. For many years, she has been searching new information on the topic of this event, reading various articles, and watching documentaries.
“I really liked the master class by Evgeniy Sazonov and the presentation of the book. As a philologist, I did not miss the chance to ask interesting questions on which publications the journalist likes and what he is passionate about besides expeditions. I think such meetings are of great use both for us, philologists, and for journalism students. Professionals share their experience with us, tell about their lives, and we adopt these skills ourselves,” the student shared her impressions after the meeting.
An excursion to the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations was organized for the editor-in-chief of Komsomolskaya Pravda Evgeniy Sazonov, Director of the Chelyabinsk branch of Komsomolskaya Pravda Ekaterina Parfenova, editor of the Chelyabinsk branch of Komsomolskaya Pravda Iulia Ushakova, and Deputy Director for GR direction Evgeniy Maklakov. The guests learned about how the SUSU-TV Television and Radio Company of the university works.
At a meeting with SUSU Rector Aleksandr Shestakov, the editor-in-chief of Komsomolskaya Pravda noted that he had been to many universities, but had never seen such a TV and radio company, not even at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In the end of the event, Evgeniy Sazonov presented the book The Mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. All Documents on and the Main Versions of the Most Mysterious Event of the Century to Aleksandr Shestakov. In his turn, the Rector thanked the Institute of Media, Social Sciences and Humanities for the master class for students of the Journalism and Philology programmes, expressed confidence in further fruitful collaboration, and presented a book about South Ural State University.