For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact

January 30th, 2013

Via: Smithsonian:

In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga.

5 Responses to “For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact”

  1. steve holmes Says:

    Quite a remarkable story. And yet, their “survival skills” were quite common a few generations ago. Nowdays, most people ejected out of society and into isolated wilderness would kill themselves the minute they couldn’t get cell phone reception.

  2. west Says:

    i found this story really interesting, and note some detail missing.

    Dmitry. This boy was a badass. despite the diet, he grew up tall and strong. Story says he ran barefoot in the snow – a feature described similarly by anthropologists such as Weston Price about kids in Switzerland. Animal fats, hemp seeds (very oily, highly nutritious) were staples. I imagine the diet at times was horrific, but sufficient apparently for him to grow up essentially immune to the weather, and fully developed physically. I’d have loved to see a dental record for the kids.

    And then? He starts hanging out with the civilized people… and *BAM*, keels over from pneumonia. So do the other kids. Hmm. There’s some key details missing, I think.

  3. west Says:

    Agafia has asked for help. I hope someone has responded.

  4. savethepopulation Says:

    Fascinating story.

    But, pretty sad. The Bible says that believers must be IN the world but not OF it. That they must witness to nonbelievers. These poor people chose to go off into the wilderness and try to get OUT OF the world.

    “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, SINCE THEN YOU WOULD NEED TO GO OUT OF THE WORLD.” 1 Corinthians 5

  5. west Says:

    yeah, the bible says a lot of vile and bizarre things.

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