January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination.... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Egor Beroev ...  Zolotarev, dyatlovets 6 episodes, 2020
Irina Lukina Irina Lukina ...  Dubinina, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Masha Matsel Masha Matsel ...  Kolmogorova, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Roman Evdokimov Roman Evdokimov ...  Slobodin, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Maksim Emelyanov ...  Krivonshchenko, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Yuriy Deynekin Yuriy Deynekin ...  Tibo, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Evgeniy Antropov ...  Kolevatov, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Maksim Kostromykin ...  Yudin, dyatlovets / ... 5 episodes, 2020
Aleksandr Metyolkin Aleksandr Metyolkin ...  Doroshenko, dyatlovets 5 episodes, 2020
Ivan Mulin Ivan Mulin ...  Dyatlov 4 episodes, 2020
Mariya Lugovaya Mariya Lugovaya ...  Katya / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Aleksey Bardukov Aleksey Bardukov ...  Vitya 4 episodes, 2020
Pyotr Fyodorov ...  Kostin / ... 4 episodes, 2020
Pavel Vorozhtsov Pavel Vorozhtsov ...  Ivanov 4 episodes, 2020
Aleksey Kirsanov Aleksey Kirsanov ...  Tempalov 3 episodes, 2020
Oleg Vasilkov ...  Boris Slobtsov 3 episodes, 2020
Andrei Dobrovolski Andrei Dobrovolski ...  Aleksandr Okunev 2 episodes, 2020
Danil Ivanov Danil Ivanov ...  Egorov 2 episodes, 2020
Azamat Nigmanov ...  Vasya 2 episodes, 2020
Mikhail Orlov Mikhail Orlov 2 episodes, 2020
Sergey Shakurov ...  Dmitry Rudakov 2 episodes, 2020


January 1959, Soviet Union. In the icy Ural Mountains, a group of nine students sets out on a ski trek. Even though they all are well-experienced hikers, they never reach their destination. As their bodies turn up a month later, it leaves local investigators puzzled. Their tent was cut open from the inside, they are found frozen stiff in their underwear spread around the camp, some are even partially mangled. Whom or what did they run from? Why did they die, and how? When Oleg, a KGB major, arrives in the province, his inquiry is to be held strictly confidential. Troubled by his past as a WWII veteran, he has a sixth sense and death seems to follow him around as he digs deeper into the mysterious incident. With the help of Katya, the local medical examiner, Oleg is hell-bent on finding the truth. But the more he learns, the more it becomes clear: The reason the students died will never see the light of day. No one can ever know what really happened. No one. Except him. Written by Beta Film

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The truth will be revealed
22 November 2020 | by alexalex-24423See all my reviews

There probably ain't a single person, at least not of my age, who wouldn't have heard about this chilling event. 60 years ago, 8 guys and 2 girls - almost all students - went on a ski hike in Ural, but none of 9 who made it to the mountain called by the locals - the Dead Mountain -never made it to the final point. They all disappeared.

Months later their bodies were found, some of them had terrible injuries. They had their eyes and tongues torn out, their ribs were smashed, skulls - fractured. Who or what killed them is still an unsolved mystery... "Dead mountain" promises us to crack the puzzle.

Almost every character of the series has a prototype - a real person from that time. Even the First Russian President Boris Yeltsin gets a cameo - or more like an Easter egg appearance in ep.2. What is more, almost at the same time with them, he could also have gone on that ill-fated expedition but fortunately they ran out of places in the group. However, there are also two fictional characters (with a very touching love story) - KGB major, Kostin and pathologist, Katya.

Kostin examines the area while Katya examins the bodies. Kostin puts forward theories, and Katya is drawing his attention to the details that could lead us to the solution of the century's biggest mystery.

I quite enjoyed the series, and I will definitely watch it over to pay more attention to some important and intriguing details. So don't miss it! Watch and try to speculate about «Dead Mountain» events.

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