Today, the 15th anniversary of the death of Sergei Bodrov with the crew
• Today, the 15th anniversary of the death of Sergei Bodrov the crew
September 20, 2002 in the mountains of North Ossetia tragedy occurred: the Kolka glacier claimed hundreds of human life, among whom was the actor Sergei Bodrov, Jr. with the crew. Star of films "Brother" and "Brother-2" and the popular favorite was only 30 years old, many fans for a long time could not believe that he is really dead.
The bodies of the dead for 15 years is not found, 104 people (26 of them filmmakers) are still listed as missing, and scientists have not come to a common conclusion on the cause of the tragedy.
Bodrov first came to the Caucasus in 1996, during the filming of "Prisoner of the Caucasus". He has repeatedly confessed that he would like to live in the mountains, but unfortunately, it's impossible.
The crew of the film "The Messenger". photo doseng.org
In the fall of 2002, Sergei Bodrov returned to the Caucasus for the filming of "The Messenger", in which he made the actor, director and screenwriter - as he said himself, "like coffee pods - three in one." September 18 the film crew arrived in Vladikavkaz. September 20, planned to work in Karmadon gorge where it was necessary to remove only one scene of the film. In the mountains, filmmakers have been waiting for transport, which was supposed to take them up, and the beginning of work had to be moved to the nine o'clock hour of the day. It cost the lives of everyone who was present on that day on the set.
Around seven in the evening work had to be completed due to bad light. The group collected the equipment and preparing to return to the city.
At 20:15 local time, with the spur of Mount Kazbek broke an ice pack to 200 million tons. 20 minutes Karmadon gorge covered 300-meter layer stone, mud and ice. Stream, reaches a speed of 200 kilometers per hour, destroying entire villages, resorts and tented tourist camp. The village of Upper Karmadon was destroyed. Under the rubble were more than 150 people.
Karmadon Gorge after the tragedy. photo magspace.ru
Road debris, and to gorge the rescuers were able to get only a few hours. We came to help, and all the inhabitants of the surrounding villages. The result of a three month rescue found only 19 bodies. The next two years at the crash site, volunteers worked every day. Directly on the glacier, they set up camp under the name of "Hope". In their version, the crew could reach the road tunnel and escape from the avalanche there.
Sergey Bodrov on the set of "The Messenger". Photo: doseng.org
Close disappeared insisted that in the 100-meter thickness of ice drilled wells, which would be brought to the rescue tunnel. To calculate the location of the tunnel was only on the 20th attempt, and in the tunnel did not find any trace of human presence. In 2004, trying to find a dead stop. In March 2008, near the place where filmmakers disappeared, the workers found the body of a white "Moskvich" with human remains inside: a few years it washed out with water from the debris flow masses. Press secretary of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of North Ossetia, Vladimir Ivanov had said that it could not be the car of the crew of Bodrov, "" Moskvich "was found below Karmadon gate and crew of the film" The Messenger "had no time to even get out of the gorge."
Experts examined the skeletal remains and learned that the victim - a man of 45-60 years, the growth of 175-177 centimeters, it was the second group of blood. Under these parameters approached a local resident, 40-year-old Iranbek Tsirihov.
Sergey Bodrov on the set of "The Messenger". photo doseng.org
In this story, a lot of mystical coincidences. According to the scenario, the end of the movie "The Messenger" survived only two main characters of the four - and executors of these roles (Anna Dubrovskaya and Alexander Mezentsev) really lucky not to be present that day at the Gorge. Bodrov The hero of the script had to be killed. Shooting Karmadon planned in August, but this month Bodrov's second child was born, and the trip was moved to September. Vladikavkaz Bodrov lived in the same hotel with the other crew: in the neighboring gorge Jaropolk Lapshin director made a film about the gathering of the glacier, which destroyed local settlements.
Karmadon Gorge after the tragedy. Photo mk.ru earthquake-today.info
What happened in the valley
Kolka - the so-called surging glacier, which at times falls down, but I do anticipate the disaster was impossible. Scientists still argue about the reasons for the vanishing of Kolka and only agreed that one of the factors was the gas-dynamic breaking.
Initially, the experts suggested that the blame for the collapse of the hanging glaciers of Kazbek, but now he is seen as only one of the reasons. Glaciologist Leo Desino (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences) insists on circumstances: several earthquakes caused a ripple ice masses, while the bottom they warmed active volcanic mass. Internal melting of increased tension. A volcanic gases under pressure fill all voids. The scientist was one of the first EMERCOM experts who made circled the ice immediately after his descent.
The memorial plate on the scene. Photo mk.ru earthquake-today.info
The mysterious circumstances of the tragedy forced many to put forward a mystical version of what happened. Some mountaineers have argued that one and a half hours after the disappearance of the glacier of the group went to the telephone, and still there are people who allegedly saw Bodrov alive years later after the tragedy.