21.01.2019

On Thursday evening, January 15, a memorial service was held in the city of Palo Alto in California for the deceased 24-year-old Belarusian Oleg Talamay. It is reported by abc7news.com.

He died without regaining consciousness on January 9 from injuries sustained in a fight. As local media write with reference to police representatives, on the night of December 21, 2014, in a bar in the city center, Oleg and his friend quarreled with a company of 4 local residents. The security service and the police intervened in the dispute, sending everyone home. However, after some time, the debaters clashed on the street, a fight ensued. 28-year-old Neil Brian Rotroff hit Oleg Talamai in the face and knocked him to the ground.

As a result, the Belarusian suffered a severe craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull bones, and lost consciousness.

After the death of Oleg Talamay, local law enforcement agencies accused of manslaughter and complicity in a serious crime of Rotroff and his 21-year-old friend Akshay Mastakar.

In the USA, the mother and brother of the deceased Belarus arrived at the farewell ceremony.

Oleg Talamay arrived in the USA in 2012. The young man was interrupted by casual earnings, until he got a job at the Tennis Academy in Palo Alto as a coach. He practiced this sport at home, playing in the university team, was an assistant coach of the Davis Cup team in Belarus and hoped that he would become a professional in the USA. At the Academy, he became one of the most sought after trainers.

“He was just one of the best people in the world,” says Ishan Balakrishnan, 12, of his mentor. “He never pressed me if I messed up something,” says 10-year-old Aditya Srinivasan.

"Oleg was a very, very good guy, and I want his family to know how wonderful he was and how he will be missed," one of his colleagues regrets.

Meanwhile, Oleg’s friends opened a fundraiser necessary for transporting the body of a Belarusian to his homeland “so that he could be buried next to his father”.

At the moment, collected more than 8 thousand of the required 15 thousand dollars.