Thursday, 4 April 2013

Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

In 1936, a family of Russian Orthodox Christians of the Eastern Catholic Tradition journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape communist persecution and protect their way of life. The Lykovs eventually settled in the Sayan Mountains, 160 miles from any other sign of civilization. In 1944, Agafia Lykov was born into this wilderness. Today, she is the last surviving Lykov, remaining steadfast in her seclusion. This documentary sheds some light on how her family were able to survive for so long and  reveals the beauty and simplicity of the Old Believers' way of life.
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