Dyatlov Pass incident

The idea for the mountain expedition was born out of a desire to participate in a national mountain tourism program aimed at students.

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The late 1940s and 1950s are primarily associated with the arms race between the USSR and the United States. Soviet officials were keen to ensure that young, promising citizens of the Soviet Union spent their free time reinforcing patriotic attitudes aimed at the USRR world domination rather than expanding their horizons.

The program was based on the intensive promotion of mountain tours.

Routes were divided into three categories based on the difficulty level. Completing a given route was then appropriately scored and rewarded with appropriate badges. and Climbing a certain peak from the third category was associated with the award of "Master of Sports in Tourism," which, above all, gave young people a chance to get a better and more prestigious job after graduation. 

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