August 20, 2012:
- Yuri UA9OBA updates with news that more than 7,700 USD has been raised in Russia via bank transfers and 7,500 USD through paypal contributions. Total 15,200 USD.
The family friend of the Vedernikov’s arrived in Caracas a few days ago and met with the consul of Russia whom discussed process registration and further actions. Now can take place authorization with a funeral agency and coordination with police to confirm cause of death. Alex’s body has been taken by plane from Las Roques island (SA-035) and is now in mortuary in a suburb of Caracas.
Further updates will be provided. Please continue to support
Natalia and family with your thoughtful contributions – any amount helps to get Alex’s body returned home.
August 18, 2012:
DONORS list updated
– circa 6,000 USD now raised. Could all Donors please mention their callsign in comments section of paypal when making a donation. Thank you for continued generous assistance and please spread the word.
August 16, 2012:
- Yuri UA9OBA and Yuri N3QQ update with the following.
A friend of Alex Vedernikov’s family left Moscow today bound for Caracas, Venezuela. He will spend up to two weeks there engaging with officials in the registration and transportation process of returning Alex’s body home for burial. This procedure is proving very difficult and expensive.
The total amount to have Alex returned home is over $30,000.
This sum is large and Alex’s relatives and employers are shouldering much of the cost together with the hugely generous response from the Ham radio world so far. As of August 16th, over $4,000 has been contributed by amateur radio operators.
Yuri UA9OBA mentioned that he asked the widow of UA9YAB (Natalia) of other possible ways of receiving financial help from abroad since some radio operators are unable to use Paypal. Natalia mentions there is a current account which can be used. Details as follows:
Name: The bank of New York Mellon
City: New York, NY, USA
Account with Institution:
Name: SBERBANK (SIBIRSKY HEAD OFFICE)
Number account: 42307840202450600021
Name: VEDERNIKOVA NATALIYA ANATOLIEVNA
City and Country: Biysk, Russia
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time for the family of Alex, UA9YAB.
August 14, 2012:
An amazing response within the first 24 hours. DX World.net
has now set aside a dedicated page
for donations to be sent to the family of Alex. Listed is every operator who has helped so far in these hours of need. It is hoped many other ops also contribute to help offset body transportation and funeral costs.
Thank you for your kindness.
August 13, 2012:
Many will now know the sad news about the recent passing
of Alex, UA9YAB.
Unfortunately, Alex did not take out insurance cover for his time away. Thus, his family urgently need assistance in raising funds to have his body returned to Russia from Venezuela, and for funeral arrangements.
Yuri Sushkin N3QQ and Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA issue the following:
Our colleague, Alex UA9YAB (50) who you may have worked very recently as YV7 and YV5/UA9YAB died during expedition. Cause of death is possibly a bite by poisonous jellyfish. He had no evacuation insurance and his family (wife Natalia and two young children) kindly ask for your help with body transportation costs.
Contact information, or any questions, to Yuri Zaruba UA9OBA nsi [at] lvs.ru +0117-(3833)-511-777 or Yuri Sushkin N3QQ n3qq [at] na-234.com +1(206)529-5168
Donations can be made by Paypal to the following link.
Thank you very much for your help in this time of need.
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