Yelena Nelimov
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Yelena Nelimov


Yelena Nelimov


June 1, 2001 - Yelena Nelimov, 18, of Tel Aviv, was one of 21 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Tel-Aviv discotheque shortly before midnight on Friday night. Yelena's sister, Yulia, 16, was also killed in the blast.

Yelena and Yulia immigrated from Russia five years ago with their mother, Ella, their brother Sasha, now 14, and their grandmother. A family friend said it was the girls who pressed for the family to immigrate to Israel. Yelena graduated from Shevah high school and planned to continue her studies. Friends said the girls loved dancing and going out.

Yelena is survived by her brother, Sasha, as well as her mother and father, who still resides in Russia.

She was buried alongside her sister in the Yarkon cemetery in Tel-Aviv.

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