Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vladik Shibanov

OCTOBER 20, 2009
OCTOBER 20, 2009 - More details have emerged surrounding the untimely death of our friend, Vladik Shibanov. In the late hours of October 20, 2009, Vladik and a group of school friends met for a late night get together. Around 10:50pm local time, Vladik and a school friend identified only as a "champion go-cart racer" from Alushta broke away from the group to head home. Vladik, being the generous kid he was, offered a ride to his friend in his new car - a black 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander purchased in September of this year. Vlad loved his new car and was proud to show it off (pictured left). Vlad also loved speed. As the rain poured down, and visibility decreased because of fog, Vlad's speed increased. The vehicle's tires, designed for sparse recreational use only, already worn down from the rough Crimean terrain were to be replaced a week prior. What little tread was left was not enough to keep Vlad on the road at the speed he was travelling. Vlad lost control, hitting a concrete divider. He died instantly. MVD officials say speed, weather and poor tires were the ultimate cause of the accident. Alcohol was not a factor. In a cruel twist of fate, his friend never lost consciousness during the entire ordeal. As emergency personnel worked for nearly an hour to cut Vlad from the car, his friend not only suffered from physical pain but the pain of seeing Vlad laying beside him. Vlad's friend remains in critical but stable condition suffering from spinal, chest and head injuries. He is expected to pull through. Born into a humbled home, Vladik's circle of friends included the rich and elite of Crimea. But he never accepted handouts from his wealthy friends. Vlad carried his weight, and while his mates got weekly allowances from their parents, Vlad worked hard to keep up a lifestyle he so adored. Vlad leaves behind Mummy, Daddy and his baby Sister. He also leaves behind thousands of friends all over the world. As his family and friends prepare for a private burial on Saturday October 24, Vlad's extended family and friends around the world begin 40 days of mourning in honor of the boy many of them haven't met. Clearly evident is Vlad's popularity from the comments posted here. What is it that touched your heart and obliged you to comment here? Please follow our blog and sign the Book of Condolence
                                                            RIP VLADIK SHIBANOV       


  1. Very nice Video but sad Photos..........Vladik we miss you all the Time.......

  2. Hi Vladik.....You are in our Hearts forever and we think about you all the Time.....

    1. I did not know vladik personally
      only through his photographs
      and naturism but since his death
      i have lit a candle for him every
      year.he had such a warm smile

  3. I never knew Vladik but I have seen his picture so many times. He always looked so happy and full of life in them. He always had that wonderful smile. From what I have been reading from his friends and family he was a wonderful young man. Vladik will really be missed by people all over the world.

  4. Dear Vlad! You are our angel! We really miss you. You were and will remain for us a sunny boy, boy - smile. Rest in peace dear Vlad. We will remember you always. RIP (((((

  5. Vladik you are in my rememberings all the time . R.I.P

  6. Hi Vladik...Please save my Friend ALEX all the time and take care of him. We all remember you every day and pray for you.

  7. Two years have passed since Vladik was suddenly taken from his us, his family and his friends; many of these friends from around the world never had the chance to meet him. But today,20th October, we all will unite in reliving the fateful moment two years ago when we heard the tragic news of our loss. Tonight I will be lighting a candle in Vladiks honour and memory. Sleep in peace Angel,you will never be forgotten.

  8. два года, сегодня, Влад, Мир пра́ху его́.
    We will always remember you, you made our lives better Vlad, Rest in Peace.

  9. another year.
    it seems different, vlad knew he had to end it. or maybe not, maybe subconisously waiting, the spirit not yet ends or dies, but float carelessly and lesiourly . adrift in some vastness waiting for a few friends to join and make their way somewhere else
    we remember two tragic accidents that have happened on this date need not to try to find words
    just let the stoned take over

  10. Hi Vladik....We miss you so much.....RIP Vladik...We remember you all the time...

  11. Another year gone by but it still hurts!!
    Very few postings this year.....hope the world does not forget our Vlad!!

  12. I do not know Vlad, but from what I've seen so far
    he seems to be a great person

    R.I.P Vlad

  13. Vladik We are missing you so much, why did you have to go, i believe that you are with us <3333 Владик нам не хватает вас так много, почему ты должен идти, любовь супруга и я думаю, что вы со всеми нами <3333

  14. Владик нам не хватает вас так много, почему ты должен идти, любовь супруга и я думаю, что вы со всеми нами <3333

  15. you're in the hearts of your friends vlad
    i'm so sad for this lost even if i haven't meet him

    rest in peace Vladik .

    greeting from algeria

  16. histoire tres triste, dieu existe-il? c'est tres injuste,il inspirait la joie de vivre,un gentil garçon, son sourire, ses amis,il ne méritait pas ça, peu importe ses activités ça ne regardait que lui, paix à son âme.
    Where is the Vladik'grave and where Vladik is born?

  17. Спасибо за восстановление моих детских воспоминаний.
    Спасибо за вашу помощь в восстановлении вашей личности
    Спасибо за дружбу.
    В этом году будет держать свое слово. Я останусь рядом с тобой.
    Я потерял всех, кого я любил.

    Мне жаль людей, которые скрывали от меня правду о Вас.
    Oleg Jushkin

  18. I will never forget:
    your smile, the joy of life and the great help I received from you.
    Even though so I can thank you.

    Rafal N.
    For Alex
    Still looking for their grandparents Oleg's J. Alex help him.

  19. just a few days ago i was revealed who he was by watching youtube videos. thats very sad and it brings tears to my eyes.

  20. I,m Ciota Locha (Bogusław) Vladik was very good and fine boy.

  21. Where is his grave, does anybody knows?

    RIP Vladik, you are in our hearts.

    from Mexico.

  22. gostaria de visitar o túmulo de vladik, como faço pra ir lá? Brasil

  23. I don't like this post very much, but thankyou for remembering him, I don't like it because it where it all happened

    1. I understand What you are feeling . Me too.

  24. Nikolaos Guran di romania are sincere condoleatea

  25. Je my opravdu moc lito co se stalo,Vladik byl priklad pro vsecky mlade generace lidi,jeho nehoda zasahla mnen sameho:( opravdu od nas odesel moc dobry hlapec a inspirace,buh ti zehnej vlado :(

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  27. As long as we remember, Vladik will never be forgotten. Who knows why fate took him away from us. But, I will NEVER forget. When the sorrow becomes heavy I remember the poem, "Do not stand at my grave and weep" He is not in that cemetery. He is now everywhere; in the sunrise, the sunset, the wind, the gentle breeze that cools us on a hot day. I will never forget him. Please you do not forget him either.

  28. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you awaken in the morning's hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there. I did not die.

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  30. We miss you, dear Vladik ... Today you would complete 22 yo ... Wherever you are may God bless you, golden boy ! ... You were a beautiful and graceful boy and had good temper ... We will remember you forever, dear Vladik! (Irvin, from Brazil)

  31. Hard to believe 22 years old!! Today our young friend would be a man!

    Only memories now! Even his fans seem to have disappeared!


  32. he is not in the hearts of many and he will not forgeten

  33. Vladik I miss you alot I remember forever u in my heart
    I love you vladik

  34. Stupide accident,
    tu resteras dans nos pensées et nos coeurs pour longtemps et je pense, aussi longtemps que la photo existera.
    Tu nous a fait partager ta joie de vivre et tu continuras meme pour les générations à venir ...
    Tu as rejoint le royaume des anges.

  35. Salve a tutti ho 16 anni, sono Italiano.
    Mi interesso molto della russia e sono 2 anni che ho saputo della storia di Vladik Shibanov ...
    Non ho capito perché era così famoso. E che lui nel 2009 aveva 19 anni quando é morto nel famoso incidente in Crimea.

  36. I'm sorry for ya'lls lost. I cried when i saw this video,i didn't know him but i have seen his pictures also.He looked so happy in all of the pictures.Like i said i'm sorry for ya'lls ost. :(

  37. Vladik we love you and miss you.

    1. Thanks Tom . You have been remembering Vladik for all these years .

  38. Its four year ago, gone but not forgotten, i light a candle for you my friend, we love you.

    Hugzz Steven

    1. Thanks Steven . Vladik is gone four years ago but we remember him all these years .

  39. october 20th.... 2009, it seems like i woke up and heard about the sad news on azovfilms website today. but its been 4 years, there's no explaination dude, your were simply a beautiful person, full of life and laughter. you brought color to alot of peoples eyes that they have never seen. i only hope that someday ill find in my life , what you had all along.

    "Fly high Free Bird"

  40. And to the anoymous who said his fans even seem to dissappear. NEVER! he is a few years older than me, and i will never forget , its simply too depressing to think about.

    when im suicidal... i think about how much joy a boy like vladik, or me could bring to the world.
    he's my elvis presley , and a "real good looking boy"

  41. Я тоже помянул его вечерком. Единственное, что хоть как то успокаивает, так это вера в реинкарнацию...

    1. I trust this thing too . Thanks for your comment .

  42. Four years have passed and we will never forget you, Vladik ... Yes, the Mass for his "fourth year of death" will be held here too (Brazil) next weekend ... God bless you wherever you are, dear Vladik !
    (BLB, alias Irvin)

    1. Thanks Alias Irvin for these warm words about Vladik .

  43. I just happened to be on youtube and found Vladik, little did I know that I will not see him in new videos. May you rest in peace and God will keep you safe with Him, R.I.P. Valdik.

  44. For Vladik Shibanov ; Always in our thoughts - forever in our hearts , marc

  45. R i p vladik you are always in my heart
    you will be sadly missed.from ray in

  46. To Vladik and your family and friends I only know you from what I have seen here. I can tell by the videos that you are a very sad loss to this world . I know that you will be waiting for your love ones because that is the type of friend , son ,brother you are. I never met you but I even miss you

    Love D. S.

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  53. Such a sad story I feel for the parents of this Beautiful Angel May God Bless And Keep Him, The universe lost a very bright star.

  54. He was very young to die and sorry to be miss by his fans at a young age.

  55. Its 5 years since vladik tragic death I lite a candle for him today
    As I have done every year I am a big fan of vladik he will be
    Sadly missed by all his fans who loved him

  56. Vladik, we miss you and hope you enjoy your life in heaven!

  57. Not a day will go by without us thinking and talking about you sweet Владик.
    Because the world must forever remember
    your incredible beauty,
    your great personality,
    your striking charisma
    and that wonderful smile.
    And if there is a life after this
    please make time for those who will forever bare you in their hart.
    Until such time we pray until the perfect day.


    A thousand times we've needed you
    A thousand times we've cried
    If love alone could save a life
    You never would have died
    The parting was so sudden
    We always wondered why
    The hardest thing is still today
    We've never said goodbye
    Your heart of gold stopped beating
    Your sweet eyes closed to rest
    God broke our hearts to prove us
    He only took the best!
    We know you had to leave us
    But you didn't go alone
    For part of us went with you
    The day He took you home
    If all the world was ours to give

    We'd give it and much more
    To see you coming up the steps
    And walking through the door
    Then joining us in all our years
    To take away the pain and tears
    Unseen, unheard, yet always near
    Still loved, still missed, still very dear
    To hear your voice and see your smile
    To sit with you and talk a while
    To be with you that same old way
    That's our dream,
    .............................our perfect day.

    We love but lost you dear, wonderful Владик.
    We still mourn after five years, but above all we celebrate your remembrance.
    It is hardly a consolation.
    Rest In Peace Влад.
    God bless you.
    Forever in our hearts.
    October 20, 2009
    October 20, 2014

  58. from south-america Peru- te conoci muy tarde, a traves de las fotos que publicaron tus amigos. Teniasla sonrisa mas bella del mundo. Habria dado mucho por conocerte, hasta soñe contigo mirandote en la playa. Espero encontrarte en el mas alla, no lo dudo. Descansa en Paz Vladik Hasta Pronto y protege a tus padres, hermana y amigos desde el cielo.

  59. Always in our hearts. Happy Birthday Vladik. Max from Peru.

  60. From Hong Kong to Vladik with love and admiration.

    He touched the hearts of tens of thousands through AZOV films.

    Too young to realize the dangers of speed, Vladik left us far too soon.

    This young Crimean lad typified the beauty, youth and vitality of boyhood. For that, and so much more, we will be eternally grateful.

  61. I only recently "met" Vladik through the videos on Youtube and the info on this site and others. I am saddened that his life was cut short. He seems to have inspired many people with his kindness, funloving ways, and charm. I will remember him each year. My heart goes out to his family, I know that his absence will always leave a hole that cannot be filled in their hearts. God Bless from America.

  62. I have two photos from our Vladik, I will like to send you both pictures. Please give me an Email address. With love from Peru, SouthAmerica. Max.
    My Email is Thanks

  63. Vladik forever :)

  64. The accident scene doesn't seem to reflect the full weight of Vladik's Mitsubishi smashing into it at a force that would result in the totally demolished vehicle we see in the post-accident photos. Did Vladik die in that vehicle under those circumstances? Or maybe somewhere else and under other circumstances? Hundreds of thousands loved Vladik. Someone needs to ask the right questions.


Remembering Vladik 1990 - 2009