If you want to read in more detail, see Lost in the Taiga. It's a very interesting recounting of the life lived by the Lykovs. Only Agafia survives. She's some 60+ years old and has made some concessions to survive in her life alone.pmpn8rGPT said:The title alone was amazing
I'm in a rush so I could only read the first few paragraphs, definitely something to put on my reading list.
They were "found" by Soviet scientists in the 80s.ialmisry said:World War II was over 60 years ago.
Russian bias. My Latin American brethren in South America would match your Siberia, and raise you an Amazon rain forest.This forest [Siberia] is the last and greatest of Earth's wildernesses
In 1978, in the remote Russian Republic of Khakassia, Siberia, a group of geologists discovered a family of Old Believers, the Lykovs. They had fled to the wilderness to avoid religious persecution first from the Orthodox Church and then from the Soviets. Now RTD’s film crew goes deep into the taiga to meet the only remaining member of the family, Agafia. She is almost 70 years old and is in desperate need of a helper. The filmmakers encourage her to write a letter to Old Believers everywhere in an attempt to find one. This letter, written in Old Slavonic language, is available on RTD’s site: http://rtd.rt.com/info/agafias-letter/