A vigil / memorial at Burning Man 2017 will be held for Dime (Dmitri) on Wednesday, August 30th at the 7:30 side of the Temple at sunset (7:30pm).

Dmitri was laid to rest at the Calvary Cemetery, just north east of the University of Washington main campus in Seattle. The location of the grave is 47°39’59.7″N 122°17’32.1″W

A memorial (Facebook event) was held for Dmitri at the Lakeside Beach House on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 in South Lake Tahoe, California. A video of the event appears below:

A funeral service was held for Dmitri at the St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017.

A memorial service was held for Dmitri at Overlake Golf & Country Club on Saturday, July 8, 2017.

About Dmitri

Dmitri was a…

First year medical student at St. George’s University

Member of the Heavenly Mountain Resort Ski Patrol on Lake Tahoe

Avid back-country skier

Seven-time Burner )(

Amateur lumberjack

An incredible brother, son, cousin and friend

Our Memories


I was lucky enough to know Dmitri and I am honored to be able to call him my best man. I met Dmitri when I was in sixth grade and since then he has brought the best out of me. Always encouraging me to follow my passions and to be proud of my mistakes. He …

Dr. Robert Jordan

Dmitri’s potential as a physician was unlimited. Bright, compassionate, sensitive, determined, inquisitive, personable are just a few of the traits that come to mind as I remember the few interactions I had with him as a Global Scholars student. And yes, those impressions were quite strong despite the few moments with him.

Zak Family

В 1991 году, вскоре после нашей иммиграции, мой муж и Алёша столкнулись друг с другом на улице в Редмонде, и выяснилось, что когда-то они встречались в Москве, в Вычислительном центре Академии Наук, в другой жизни. Так в жизнь нашей семьи вошёл Дима, ровесник нашей дочери. Петя чуть старше нашего сына, и в детстве эта великолепная …


Condolences to Dmitri’s parents can be addressed to

Alexey, Nina & Peter Pajitnov
8436 NE 21st Place
Clyde Hill, WA 98004

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