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Agafia. Hermit Surviving in Russian Wilderness for 70 years

  • Agafia. Hermit Surviving in Russian Wilderness for 70 years

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    Soon after this film aired, Agafia found a helper who has now been living with her for more than a year. Georgy Danilov, 53, is from Orenburg. He is an Old Believer. It was Agafia’s spiritual father who found and blessed her helper. Georgy has been doing the toughest chores for almost two years: he chops firewood, brings water from the river, and digs the vegetable garden. Agafia doesn’t always see eye to eye with Georgy. She views him as a novice and demands his full obedience and submission, which doesn’t always sit well with Georgy. Despite their differences, they try to find common ground. Apart from the main helper, volunteers and students from various Russian cities also come to Agafia’s hut to help her out.

    In the mid-17th century, the leader of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Patriarch Nikon, introduced radical reforms in Russia. Many couldn’t accept the changes and became known as “Old Believers”. To avoid religious persecution first from the Orthodox Church and then from the Soviets, families fled to some of the most remote corners of the world. In 1978, one such family was discovered by a group of geologists in the remote Russian Republic of Khakassia, Siberia. The Lykovs looked as if they belonged to a previous century: they dressed in homespun clothes and used primitive instruments in their everyday life. They were completely self-sufficient and still highly religious.

    Today, Agafia, 70, is the last surviving member of this family. When RT Doc filmmakers met her, she was in desperate need of a helper. They 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 our site.

    The film crew also interviews Erofey Sedov, a former drilling geologist. He was one of those who discovered the Lykovs and told the world about them. He got to know them well and is now ready to share information that will make us see the familiar story of this family of hermits in a different light. But is any of it true?

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  • MIREA AT AGAFIA LYKOVA 2018! GOING TO HELP AGAFIA LYKOVA! VOLUNTEER TRIP TO LYKOVA! ENG. VERSION

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    - Film maded by MIREA

    Hi everybody and today will be the first part from series of mini films. you often wrote in the commennts that you want to see my films in english version. And nou you looking it! I made it for you! For those who dont know who is agafia lykova i will briefly tell her history of life. Agafia lykova is a Russian Old Believer, part of the Lykov family, who has lived alone in the wild Taiga for most of her life.
    The Lykov family was discovered by accident from a helicopter and since then people showed great interest for Lykov family. Because the Lykov family lived in the wild taiga, where there are no other people, for them any disease like a cold could be fatal, because their immunity is not adapted to worldly diseases. That is why many members of the family died. Later all members of her family died and she was alone. At the moment she is 74 years old.
    Periodically there are some assistants who also moved to her residence, but usually they don't last very long, because appear some different disputes, mostly about religion
    And now let's go directly to our history of the trip. Let's start with our departure by train from Moscow in mid-August. The road was vey long. We were riding the train about 3 days. loaded all our huge things, we left Moscow. During these days we had to pass a lot of large cities, such as Kazan, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk and Novosibirsk. It was very interesting to see how the scenery outside the window changes. If the Western part of Russia was dominated by flat landscapes, then approaching closer to Yekaterinburg there were mountains, if they can be called so. Our ultimate destination was novokyznetsk
    We arrived in Novokuznetsk at 4 am, and we had to wait for certain people who were going from Abakan to go with them already in a small town called Tashtagol where the Helipad from which we will fly to Agafia. We had so many things that we had to order a bus with a trailer.From Novokuznetsk to Tashtagol we drove about two and a half hours. Just managed to get a little sleep in the van. In Tashtagol we had a free day, as we were not in time to fly in the same day . And we took the opportunity to walk around a pretty nice city and bathed in the river Kondoma. Swimming was the best solution after three days in the train.
    We spent the night in the building of the heliport, so we don't need to carry our heavy backpacks one more time. The night before we were told that we were going to be sent first, so we had a fairly early rise to gather and load all the things in the helicopter. Weather in the morning we were pleased with the clear sky and loaded the first batch of things and food in the barrow, began to carry other things to the helicopter
    Our trip on mi-8 will be maybe an hour. By sending the latest messages in social networks, our helicopter begins to taxi to the runway. When I read before the trip about Agafia Lykova, I did not believe that around Her, the nearest village is 250 kilometers . But when the helicopter went up and we flew towards the lykovs residence, I believed in those words. Indeed, almost as soon as we flew away from Tashtagol, lost any roads and hints of civilization and we were surrounded only by wild and untouched forests. To fly we had at the confluence of two rivers. - Erinate and the upper Abakan. It is there the lykovs residence on the hillside
    Gradually moving away from Tashtagol and approaching nearer to our end point - the lykovs residence, the mountains become more taller and more beautiful. And let's spend another minute on the story about Agatha Lykova, namely about her religious position. Agafia Lykova is from a family of old believers, so for an ordinary person at first it is quite unusual to be and live nearby. For example, take the water that it uses for its needs. She periodically holy water for herself. The water she takes from the river Erinet. And if she sees how the other person will take the water for themselves upstream than the place from which she takes water, after such an act she will go much higher, since now the water will need to purify water.
    She devotes a lot of time to prayers and adheres to asceticism. If the simple words to describe what for her asceticism, you can say the worse to her the better for her. She sleeps in the summer in a small shed in the garden and do not wash. I'm sure many will ask-does she smell? And the answer will be unexpected-no, despite the fact that she does not wash.
    She always wears the same clothes, only on holidays allows to wear a colorful handkerchief instead of the usual.

  • Agafya Lykova. Latest news. Where did the Old Believers come from?

    10:07

    Recently, one of the television companies showed a documentary about the famous hermit Agafya Lykova.
    In it, a 74-year-old woman talked about how she lives and mentioned a violent case.
    Now the last of the Lykovs' family has six goats, about 10 chickens, three dogs and a bunch of cats.
    In order to feed them, a woman has to work very hard.
    She catches fish, looks after the vegetable garden where potatoes, tomatoes, radishes grow,
    and also stores hay and other feed for goats.
    She also bakes bread herself - with sourdough and from two types of flour.
    Prayer takes a special place in her life.
    “You need to pray for help. I pray for everyone, ”says the hermit.
    The woman also told about the unpleasant moments of her life.
    “We thought to live in virginity. It’s impossible to talk about this, about Tropin.
    I told him with a threat: You will only offend me an orphan, God will punish you.
    But I was not afraid of anything, ”she told the author of the film.
    Judging by what Vasily Peskov wrote in his story, Ivan Tropin is Agafya Lykova's “failed” husband.
    He is an Old Believer and appeared at the settlement when the hermit was about 45 years old.
    First, the man brought her food from Abaza, and then moved to Yerinat.
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  • Агафья

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    Агафья, последняя из знаменитой семьи староверов-отшельников Лыковых, живет в тайге в одиночестве, ведёт хозяйство и неустанно молится. Ей уже скоро 70 лет – силы уходят, нужен помощник, однако желающих поселиться в лесной глуши пока не нашлось. Обосновавшийся по соседству бывший геолог Ерофей Седов знаком с Агафьей много лет. Когда-то именно он обнаружил семейство Лыковых и рассказал о них миру, а теперь поможет нам по-новому взглянуть на всем знакомую историю.

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  • Agafia’s story: The Life of a Siberian hermit

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    Watch Part 1 of Agafia's story here:
    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 film crew also interviews Erofey Sedov, a former drilling geologist. He was one of those who discovered the Lykovs and told the world about them. He got to know them well and is now ready to share information that will make us see the familiar story of this family of hermits in a different light.

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  • The Old Believers

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    The Story of The Lykov family

  • Тhe life of hermits who came out of the taiga 12 years ago. Siberia, Russia

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    Mistress of the taiga. How was the life of hermits who came out of the taiga 12 years ago. - report of the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda (2014, journalist and cameraman Yulia Pykhalova) about the hermits who lived in the Siberian forest for 20 years (1982-2002).
    Newspaper website:
    Original video:
    Russia, Siberia, Irkutsk region.
    The hermits Antipins from the Irkutsk region have spent 20 years in the Siberian forest (taiga). In 2002, Anna ran away from her husband with their four children, and left the forest. She asked for help from the residents of the village Serebrovo, which is located in the Tayshet district of the Irkutsk region. The village administration gave Anna a separate house, the children began to study in school. How do they live 12 years later in the village? Could they take root in society or not? What ended the experiment on the return of forest hermits to ordinary life?
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    Herrin der Taiga. Wie war das Leben der Einsiedler, die vor 12 Jahren aus der Taiga kamen? - Bericht der russischen Zeitung Komsomolskaya Pravda (2014, Journalistin und Kameramannin Yulia Pykhalova) über die Einsiedler, die im Sibirier lebten Wald für 20 Jahre (1982-2002).
    Zeitungs-Website:
    Originalvideo:
    Russland, Sibirien, Irkutsk Region.
    Die Eremiten Antipins aus dem Irkutsker Gebiet haben 20 Jahre im sibirischen Wald (Taiga) verbracht. Im Jahr 2002 flüchtete Anna mit ihren vier Kindern von ihrem Mann und verließ den Wald. Sie bat um Hilfe von den Einwohnern des Dorfes Serebrovo, das sich im Bezirk Tayshet der Region Irkutsk befindet. Die Dorfverwaltung gab Anna ein separates Haus, die Kinder begannen in der Schule zu lernen. Wie wohnen sie 12 Jahre später im Dorf? Könnten sie in der Gesellschaft Wurzeln schlagen oder nicht? Was beendete das Experiment über die Rückkehr von Eremiten in das normale Leben?
    Village Serebrovo auf Google-Karte:
     
    Maîtresse de la taïga. Comment était la vie des ermites sortis de la taïga il y a 12 ans. - reportage du journal russe Komsomolskaya Pravda (2014, journaliste et caméraman Yulia Pykhalova) sur les ermites vivant en Sibérie forêt pendant 20 ans (1982-2002).
    Site Web du journal:
    Vidéo originale:
    Russie, Sibérie, région d'Irkoutsk.
    Les ermites Les antipines de la région d'Irkoutsk ont ​​passé 20 ans dans la forêt sibérienne (taïga). En 2002, Anna a fui son mari avec leurs quatre enfants et a quitté la forêt. Elle a demandé l'aide des habitants du village de Serebrovo, situé dans le district de Tayshet, dans la région d'Irkoutsk. L'administration du village a donné à Anna une maison séparée, les enfants ont commencé à étudier à l'école. Comment vivent-ils 12 ans plus tard dans le village? Pourraient-ils prendre racine dans la société ou non? Qu'est-ce qui a mis fin à l'expérience sur le retour des ermites des forêts à la vie ordinaire?
    Village Serebrovo sur la carte Google:

    Tayga metresi. 12 yıl önce taygadan çıkan keşişlerin yaşamı nasıldı. - Rus gazetesi Komsomolskaya Pravda (2014, gazeteci ve kameraman Yulia Pykhalova) 'nın Sibirya'da yaşayan hermitler hakkındaki raporu 20 yıl boyunca orman (1982-2002).
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    Rusya, Sibirya, Irkutsk bölgesi.
    Irkutsk bölgesinden keşişler Antipinler, Sibirya ormanında (Tayga) 20 yıl geçirdi. 2002'de Anna, dört çocuğuyla kocasından kaçtı ve ormanı terk etti. Irkutsk bölgesindeki Tayshet semtinde bulunan Serebrovo köyünün sakinlerinden yardım istedi. Köy yönetimi Anna'ya ayrı bir ev verdi, çocuklar okulda çalışmaya başladı. 12 yıl sonra köyde nasıl yaşarlar? Toplumda köken alabilirler mi, etmesinler mi? Orman miraslarının sıradan hayata geri döndürülmesiyle ilgili denemeye ne oldu?
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  • Alone 180 Days on Lake Baikal

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  • The Man Living in Complete Isolation for 40 Years | Far Out

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    Since 1965, Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores lake O'Higgins' in a house built from the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He's a pastoralist, living mostly off the land and his livestock, with few modern amenities. His nearest neighbors are in Villa O'Higgins, a small community of several hundred people, 25 miles away, accessible only by a two-day horseback ride through rugged mountain animal paths. Every few years, Faustino makes this ride to sell his cattle in town.

    Currently 81 years old, Faustino is reaching the end of his life, and his self-imposed isolation is being encroached upon by the forces of government, economy, and tourism. In December 2011, VICE went to document his lifestyle and speak with him about the changing face of Patagonia and the gaucho lifestyle.

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  • The Prophecy of Agafia

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    She lives all alone in the wilderness of Russia...but she has something to say....
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    A man living in complete isolation for 40 years? Wow, these hermits must absolutely hate society! Today we're doing the 10 most isolated hermits.

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  • MIREA AT AGAFIA LYKOVA 2018. OUR HELP FOR HER! HER LIFE AND LIFESTYLE... PART 2. ENG. VERSION

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    - Film maded by MIREA

    So guys, Hello and this is the second part about our volunteer trip to Agafia Lykova. In the first part I showed our way we have come from Moscow to get to these places, and in this part I will tell you about how she met us, about the help in the form of work and try to briefly describe her living conditions.
    According to the comments to the previous series, I realized that many believe that Agafia is not really waiting for us and will not happy we're here.. And to dispel these statements I will say for a start that it was the sixth trip to her from our University. Unfortunately it was my first trip and I did not know about such opportunities

    For Agafia our arrival is a joyful event, she meets everyone with a smile on her face. From Tashtagol with us by helicopter sent the necessary things, such as candles, some food. But the greatest value for her are Church books. She sent a letter to our University, which was a request that we need to brought this huge book. After handing her this book, she studied it for an hour and a half, and even read us her excerpts. Also, together with us send feed for her goats.
    Now let's move directly to our work, which we performed. First of all, she asked us to get all her potatoes from the cellar and take away bad potatoes. Since there were many of us, we managed this work in almost an hour. She herself would have spent at least a whole day working on it.
    Agafia's work was for every taste and color. The girls doing hay, namely they cut grass hung it out to dry on a makeshift rack under the dry trees. After the hay is ready, they fold it. The male part of the group was first sent to replenish the firewood. Agafia burns quite a lot of wood during the winter. In the summer for the furnace , she uses 3 large logs, in the winter they spend about 8-10. If we translate to a more understandable measure, in winter Agafia burns whole stump per day on average. Our task was to give her five good stocks of firewood
    Since we were enough people, we managed with this work for a couple of days without much fatigue. worked on waiting lists, while two people are chopping the firewood, others collect ready firewood,. With the weather we are obviously lucky in the early days. The weather was the best for the job. There was not a strong sun and working was quite fresh. Agafia at the same time was doing her work and periodically managed us and speaks how should be better. Agafia gets fish from the nets. In Erinat she has a fishing net which goes grayling, a pretty good size for the local rivers. Grams of 300-400 grayling can be caught.During lunch and afternoon rest, Agafia often comes to us to communicate with us and share their stories of life.. She eats separately from us. She's not supposed to eat our food. Usually she eats alone, twice a day. A couple of times she treated us to her homemade bread which is baked in the Russian oven
    instead of yeast she uses her leaven. This leaven she has constantly, it only takes the necessary amount of bread and make a new leaven. The bread is baked really delicious and hearty. If you compare with the usual urban bread, its bread is more dense and with a crispy crust, but inside it is much softer and more pleasant to taste.
    Let me show you how Agatha lives now. In summer, Agafia lives in a small shed, which is located in the garden. At first I will cant say that there can be sleep. Everywhere scattered bags and rags. And in this shed and sleep Agafia until the outdoors becomes too cold and only then she will sleep in the house. In her house unfortunately could not go without her permission to go there not worth it, but ask for it not very desirable. But was able to see what is inside through the window. in the window you can see only the old loom and a large number of books, more of the darkness and dust could not be seen.

    Next to her House is another, at the entrance of which hang two handwritten papers. Those who are interested in what is written on them, you can press pause and try to read. This house looks more solid inside. Everything is still cleaned up last year and inside is quite clean. In this house slept a group of men who didn't want to sleep in tents. If necessary, we could make a stove here and dry clothes.

  • Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

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    In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape 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. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to Agafia to learn about her taiga lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world.

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  • Hermit Agafia Lykova. Latest News.

    3:10

    The route through the reserve was very dangerous due to the incredible abundance of frightened bears, who now and then strove to feast on
    a blogger. Saved ABVGAT only the ability to scare away predators Russian obscenities, which is abundantly present in the traveler's vocabulary.
    In addition to the mat, the blogger had, in reserve, a gas spray, which was never useful ... The ability to frighten bears has repeatedly saved
    life ABVGATu and this time successfully worked.
    Having come to Agafya Lykova, ABVGAT studied in detail the housing of the hermits and showed what it eats. Then the traveler is not very bad
    I went fishing and tasted Abakan grayling in different dishes.
    I want to remind you that the hermit Agafya Lykova has been going on for eight years now. A woman needs help with housework and, in general, with helpers,
    which she is looking for. Agafya Lykova is the only surviving representative of the family of Old Believers Lykov, who lived in isolation since 1937.
    Geologists discovered taiga residents in 1978 in the Western Sayan Mountains. The hermit still lives in the taiga on the territory of the Khakassky nature reserve.
    Agafya Lykova has not received a pension from the state since 2011. She does not have a passport and a special account. Faith does not allow her to have a passport and an account.
    Agafya Karpovna is attached to the pension structures of the Tashtyp district. Previously, she received a pension, which was collected by the trustee
    Council under the Ministry of Labor of the Republic. Since 2011, Lykova has not received a pension, said a spokesman for the pension department
    Russian Fund for Khakassia Alexey Goncharenko. Agafia Lykova’s pension was canceled under the governor Zimin, who does not like her and constantly
    This is stated by the media.
    Agafia Karpovna’s health is not going smoothly either. For 26 years, a tumor has been growing under the right breast and has reached a volume of 15 centimeters
    and weighing 5 kilograms, with the weight of Agafya herself at 40-45 kilograms.
    She was recently hospitalized by helicopter when her legs were taken away from an osteochondrosis.
    After treatment, the hermit returned to the capture.
    The new head of the republic Khakassia Konovalov at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum, talking with reporters, promised to attract help
    hermit sponsors.
    For all of us, the image of Agafya Lykova is regarded as a phenomenon of human capabilities, both physical and spiritual.
    We admire the famous hermit and wish her good health and long life.
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  • Hermit Agafia Lykova fined 5,000 rubles for violating the regime of self isolation

    6:57

    The Turochaksky District Court of the Altai Republic ruled to award an administrative fine of 5,000 rubles to hermit Agafia Lykova. She violated the mandatory self-isolation regime previously introduced by the region’s authorities.
    As the editorial office told the court’s press center, Lykova was detained by police at the entrance to one of the shops in the village of Yailu. Every year before Easter she goes to this store for shopping.
    “It was established that citizen Lykova A.K., born in 1944, refused to comply with the lawful demand of police officers. In response to a request to show a QR code allowing her to visit the store and put on a mask, Lykova said that wearing hari and putting evil marks is a sin, and fasting and prayer help against any plague. A protocol on an administrative offense was drawn up, ”the court decision said.
    The police officer who drew up the report said that Lykova did not know about the epidemic of a new coronavirus infection. This news did not cause her surprise. According to her, this is the Lord's punishment for the whim of demons and the Antichrist lies.
    Agafya Lykova was born and lived all her life on the capture of the Old Believers Lykov in the mountainous region of Khakassia. She leaves her place of residence once a year, when she sets off on foot for 50 kilometers to the nearest village for Easter supplies. The village is located in the neighboring Republic of Altai.
    The Lykovs lived in a built hut on the banks of a mountain tributary of the Erinat River.
    Hermit Agafia Lykova fined 5,000 rubles for violating the regime of self-isolation.

  • Agafia Lykova 2019 Documentary Part 2 - A story of Russian old believer living alone in wilderness

    49:56

    Agafia Karpovna Lykova (Russian: Агафья Карповна Лыкова, born 17 April 1944) is a Russian Old Believer, part of the Lykov family, who has lived alone in the Taiga for most of her life. As of 2016, she resides in the Western Sayan mountains, in the Republic of Khakassia. Lykova became a national phenomenon in the early 1980s when Vasily Peskov published articles about her family and their extreme isolation from the rest of society.[3] Lykova is the sole surviving member of the family and has been mostly self-sufficient since 1988, when her father died.[4]

    Agafia Lykova

    BornApril 17, 1944 (age 76)

    Khakas Autonomous Oblast, Russia

    NationalityRussianParents

    Karp Osipovich Lykov,[1] (father)

    Akulina Karpovna Lykova[2] (mother



    Early lifeEdit

    Lykova was born in a hollowed out pine washtub in 1944 to Karp Osipovich Lykov and Akulina Lykova.[5] She was their fourth child, and the second to be born in the Taiga.[3]

    Lykova lives 3,444 ft (1,050 m) up a remote mountainside in the Abakan Range, 150 mi (240 km) away from the nearest town. For the first 35 years of her life, Lykova did not have contact with anyone outside of her immediate family. Information about the outside world came from her father's stories and the family's Russian Orthodox Bible.[6]

    In the summer of 1978, a group of four geologists discovered the family by chance, while circling the area in a helicopter. The scientists reported that Lykova spoke a language distorted by a lifetime of isolation that sounded akin to a slow, blurred cooing.[5] This unusual speech led to the misconception that Lykova was mentally disabled. Later, after observing her skill in hunting, cooking, sewing, reading and construction, this original misconception was revised.[5] Peskov's book reports that Lykova's vocabulary expanded as she made further contact with the larger world, and he reports many of her uses of unexpected words in conversation.

    IsolationEdit

    In 70 years, Lykova has ventured out of the family settlement six times. The first time was in the 1980s, shortly after Vasily Peskov's articles about the family's isolation turned them into a national phenomenon. The Soviet government paid for her to tour the Soviet Union for a month, during which time she saw airplanes, horses, cars and money for the first time.[4] Since then, she has only left to seek medical treatment, visit distant relatives and to meet other Old Believers.[5]

    Lykova prefers her life in the taiga to life in the larger towns or cities.[6] She claims that the air and water outside of the taiga makes her sick. She also said that she finds the busy roads frightening.[4] In 2011 Agafia formally re-joined the Belokrinitskaya branch of the Old Believers during a visit by Metropolitan Korniliy (Titov) coinciding with her 69th birthday.[7] In 2014, she wrote a letter that was published online, requesting anyone to come to her home to be her helper as her health is waning.[8] She claimed in that letter to have a lump on [her] right breast, a possible sign that she has developed cancer.[9]

    In January 2016, it was reported that Lykova was airlifted to a hospital due to leg pain.[10] Agafia was treated at a hospital in Tashtagol, and planned to return to the wilderness once emergency services were able to airlift her home.[11] According to the questionable source The Siberian Times she did and as of mid-2019 she was still living there.[12]

    RelationshipsEdit

    During her talks with Peskov, Lykova told him she was married to someone during one of her trips outside of the taiga. No further information was offered.[5]

    For 18 years, Lykova had a neighbour, Yerofei Sedov (one of the geologists who visited the area). Sedov told Vice journalists that he came to the Taiga to help Lykova. Due to his old age and disability, however, he heavily relied on Lykova for food and firewood throughout his stay. While the two were generally on friendly terms, there were two occasions where Lykova says that Sedov threatened her and behaved sinfully.[4][6] Sedov died on 3 May 2015, at the age of 77.[13]

  • Agafia’s story: The Life of a Siberian hermit

    25:57

    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 film crew also interviews Erofey Sedov, a former drilling geologist. He was one of those who discovered the Lykovs and told the world about them. He got to know them well and is now ready to share information that will make us see the familiar story of this family of hermits in a different light.

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  • Russia: Help reaches oldest Russian hermit Lykova as she runs out of supplies

    3:25

    Agafia Lykova, the 74-year-old sole hermit and the last survivor in her Old Believers family called for help as she has run out of food and hay, as seen in footage released from the Sayan Mountains on Tuesday.

    Lykova used satellite phone to reach local journalist Andrei Grishakov to tell him she has 'run out of everything.'

    Kemerovo region governor Sergei Tsivilev as well as local EMERCOM department officials reached Lykova by helicopter and brought her medicine, hay and food.

    Lykova lives totally alone in the National Park of the Western Sayan Mountains, deep in Siberian Taiga. The 74-year-old complains she cannot raise her hands, yet she doesn't seek medical help.

    In 1978, a group of geologists found Lykova's family living in isolation deep in the Russian Taiga. Since then, the Lykovs have been visited by journalists, activists, as well as National Park inspectors.

    Born in 1944, for the first 35 years of her life, Lykova did not have contact with anyone outside of her family. Agafia became a national phenomenon as details of her life became available through books and documentaries dedicated to the last member of the Lykov family.

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  • Agafia Lykova 2019 Documentary Part 1 - A story of Russian old believer living in wilderness

    21:01

    Agafia Karpovna Lykova (Russian: Агафья Карповна Лыкова, born 17 April 1944) is a Russian Old Believer, part of the Lykov family, who has lived alone in the Taiga for most of her life. As of 2016, she resides in the Western Sayan mountains, in the Republic of Khakassia. Lykova became a national phenomenon in the early 1980s when Vasily Peskov published articles about her family and their extreme isolation from the rest of society.[3] Lykova is the sole surviving member of the family and has been mostly self-sufficient since 1988, when her father died.[4]

    Agafia Lykova

    BornApril 17, 1944 (age 76)

    Khakas Autonomous Oblast, Russia

    NationalityRussianParents

    Karp Osipovich Lykov,[1] (father)

    Akulina Karpovna Lykova[2] (mother)



    Early lifeEdit

    Lykova was born in a hollowed out pine washtub in 1944 to Karp Osipovich Lykov and Akulina Lykova.[5] She was their fourth child, and the second to be born in the Taiga.[3]

    Lykova lives 3,444 ft (1,050 m) up a remote mountainside in the Abakan Range, 150 mi (240 km) away from the nearest town. For the first 35 years of her life, Lykova did not have contact with anyone outside of her immediate family. Information about the outside world came from her father's stories and the family's Russian Orthodox Bible.[6]

    In the summer of 1978, a group of four geologists discovered the family by chance, while circling the area in a helicopter. The scientists reported that Lykova spoke a language distorted by a lifetime of isolation that sounded akin to a slow, blurred cooing.[5] This unusual speech led to the misconception that Lykova was mentally disabled. Later, after observing her skill in hunting, cooking, sewing, reading and construction, this original misconception was revised.[5] Peskov's book reports that Lykova's vocabulary expanded as she made further contact with the larger world, and he reports many of her uses of unexpected words in conversation.

    IsolationEdit

    In 70 years, Lykova has ventured out of the family settlement six times. The first time was in the 1980s, shortly after Vasily Peskov's articles about the family's isolation turned them into a national phenomenon. The Soviet government paid for her to tour the Soviet Union for a month, during which time she saw airplanes, horses, cars and money for the first time.[4] Since then, she has only left to seek medical treatment, visit distant relatives and to meet other Old Believers.[5]

    Lykova prefers her life in the taiga to life in the larger towns or cities.[6] She claims that the air and water outside of the taiga makes her sick. She also said that she finds the busy roads frightening.[4] In 2011 Agafia formally re-joined the Belokrinitskaya branch of the Old Believers during a visit by Metropolitan Korniliy (Titov) coinciding with her 69th birthday.[7] In 2014, she wrote a letter that was published online, requesting anyone to come to her home to be her helper as her health is waning.[8] She claimed in that letter to have a lump on [her] right breast, a possible sign that she has developed cancer.[9]

    In January 2016, it was reported that Lykova was airlifted to a hospital due to leg pain.[10] Agafia was treated at a hospital in Tashtagol, and planned to return to the wilderness once emergency services were able to airlift her home.[11] According to the questionable source The Siberian Times she did and as of mid-2019 she was still living there.[12]

    RelationshipsEdit

    During her talks with Peskov, Lykova told him she was married to someone during one of her trips outside of the taiga. No further information was offered.[5]

    For 18 years, Lykova had a neighbour, Yerofei Sedov (one of the geologists who visited the area). Sedov told Vice journalists that he came to the Taiga to help Lykova. Due to his old age and disability, however, he heavily relied on Lykova for food and firewood throughout his stay. While the two were generally on friendly terms, there were two occasions where Lykova says that Sedov threatened her and behaved sinfully.[4][6] Sedov died on 3 May 2015, at the age of 77.[13]

  • Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

    10:24

    In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape 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. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to the taiga to learn about Agafia's lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world.

    In part one, the VICE crew leaves New York on their long journey to Siberia. After withstanding all the unexpected delays, they finally find themselves in a helicopter flying over the vast taiga to meet Agafia.

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  • Agafya Lykova. How the Lykovs hermits were found in the mountain taiga of Khakassia

    20:48

    Agafya Lykova is the only surviving representative of the Old Believer family found by geologists in 1978 in the Western Sayan Mountains.
    The Lykov family lived in isolation since 1937, for many years the hermits tried to protect the family from the influence of the external environment, especially in relation to faith.
    By the time geologists discovered taiga inhabitants, there were five: the head of the family Karp Lykov, sons Savvin (45 years old), Dimitriy (36 years old)
    and daughters Natalia (42 years old) and Agafya (34 years old).
    In 1981, three of the children died one after another - Savvin, Dimitri and Natalya, and in 1988 the Lykovs' father passed away.

  • Agafya Lykova. How to help a hermit during the 2020 coronavirus epidemic

    3:38

    The coronavirus, which has spread to almost all corners of the globe, is unlikely to reach the taiga settlement of the Lykovs,
    which is located in the remote Siberian taiga.
    But for Agafya Karpovna, the situation is alarming.
    After all, she needs help, inspectors regularly fly in or come to her to bring food,
    some necessary things.
    How to be now?
    The disease can be asymptomatic, a person in general can be just a carrier of the virus and not even suspect about it.
    God forbid, bring the infection to the capture?
    But it is also impossible not to come to the hermit ...
    As the director of the Khakassky reserve Viktor Nepomnyashchy said:
    - Our service needs to continue to work, we cannot but carry out a detour or overflight of the territory, especially considering
    that spring is the time of forest fires, poachers come out, and so on.
    So our inspectors continue to work.
    And we, of course, during planned rounds along the way, will visit Agafya, bring her what she needs, these are food, seeds,
    letters. But we understand the responsibility for her health in the first place.
    Therefore, we will try not to contact as much as possible.
    Let's say hello, let's talk at a distance, explain it to her somehow, I think.
    In principle, she is such a person in general, strict, does not rush with arms to visitors, and so keeps aloof.
    It happens, however, will shake hands with the inspectors. But this time you have to do without handshakes.
    And the fact that we will not leave her alone in the taiga, that's for sure.

    In July 2020, a Krasnoyarsk journalist visited Agafya Lykova and asked her a number of questions.
    Agafya Lykova's answers to these questions turned out to be interesting.
    When asked if Agafya voted for the amendments to the Russian constitution, Lykova replied:
    I don't know what it is
    The journalist explained that voting is filling out a ballot.
    You need to check the box next to the first or second item.
    With consent to a change in the constitution or disagreement.
    Agafya Lykova replied: it is a sin to put devilish marks, and fasting and prayer help against any plague.
    The journalist clarified that the Russian constitution is a federal law according to which all people in the country live.
    To improve people's lives, you can amend this law by changing it.
    To this, Agafya Lykova replied that people's lives are bad not because of the law.
    This is the Lord's punishment for the whims of the demons and lies of the Antichrist.
    The journalist said that the amendments to the constitution were proposed by Russian President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.
    Agafya Lykova said that she didn’t know this ..

  • Агафья Лыкова. Последние новости. Объявился подозрительный племянник

    12:24

    Агафья Лыкова — единственная оставшаяся в живых представительница семьи староверов, найденных геологами в 1978 году в Западных Саянах.
    Семья Лыковых жила в изоляции с 1937 года, долгие годы отшельники старались уберечь семью от влияния внешней среды, особенно в отношении веры.
    К моменту обнаружения геологами таежных жителей было пятеро: глава семейства Карп Лыков, сыновья Саввин (45 лет), Димитрий (36 лет)
    и дочери Наталья (42 года) и Агафья (34 года).
    В 1981 году один за другим умерли трое из детей — Саввин, Димитрий и Наталья, а в 1988 году ушел из жизни отец Лыковых.

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  • Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

    8:58

    In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape 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. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to the taiga to learn about Agafia's lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world.

    In part two, we see that despite the fact that Agafia is nearing 70 years old, she works tirelessly day in and day out to keep up her home. She starts her morning with prayers and then tends to her animals, collects firewood, prepares food, and even fends off the occasional bear.

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  • Agafya Lykova. The life of a hermit in the taiga

    8:44

    In 1978, the eldest Lykov was 73 years old, Savin 53, Natalya 44, Dmitry 40.
    Agafya Lykova was the youngest in the family and the smartest.
    Despite the seclusion, the Lykovs were not dark and illiterate.
    Akulina taught her children to read and write in the Old Russian language.
    The family of the Old Believers had liturgical books and icons.

  • АГАФЬЯ ЛЫКОВА, ДОЙТИ И ВЕРНУТЬСЯ - Русский трейлер 2019

    1:33

    Самый ожидаемый фильм об одиночном пешем маршруте через заимку Агафьи Карповны Лыковой - самой известной отшельницы в мире, что родилась и прожила всю свою жизнь в тайге.
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  • Russian Family Who Had Never Seen Another Human

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    City life can be crazy, the traffic, overpopulation, constant advertising, is enough to drive some people crazy. Sometime you just need to get off the grid. In today's amazing video we are looking at one such Russian family that fled to the wilderness and raised children completely isolated from all other human beings.

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  • Там, за туманами: знаменитая отшельница просит помощи. Пусть говорят. Выпуск от 17.01.2019

    53:17

    Известная на весь мир отшельница Агафья Лыкова просит помощи: единственная дожившая до наших дней представительница семьи староверов обратилась в редакцию, чтобы найти человека. Кого разыскивает привыкшая к одиночеству женщина? 

    На что она готова обменять секретные рецепты живительного кедрового молока и чудодейственного отвара из подорожника? Шокирующие признания и семейные тайны Агафьи Лыковой — только в «Пусть говорят».

  • 10 ДНЕЙ В СВЯТОЙ РУСИ. Агафья Лыкова

    43:33

    #АгафьяЛыкова #ЗаимкаЛыковых #AgafyaLykova
    Фильм «10 дней в Святой Руси». Студенческая экспедиция МИРЭА в Таежный тупик к Агафье Лыковой.

  • Агафья Лыкова. Новости. 18 лет строгого режима получил послушник отшельницы

    8:54

    По просьбе Главы Русской православной старообрядческой церкви - митрополита Корнилия, на заимке Агафьи Лыковой в 2014 году два месяца
    заготовлял дрова 18-летний Александр Бессштанников, старообрядец, житель села Гарь Асиновского района Томской области,
    внук патриарха старообрядческой общины Александра Фёдоровича Бессштанникова и сын священника Анатолия Бессштанникова.
    Сейчас парень отбывает 18 лет строгого режима за зверское умышленное двойное убийство своих односельчан из старообрядческого села Гарь

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  • Agafya Lykova. How the hermits survived in the Siberian taiga for 40 years

    10:59

    For 40 long years the hermits of Lykov lived in complete isolation from the outside world. Now only Agafya Lykova survived, who continues to live in the taiga on a family house built by her father Karp Lykov

  • The Lykovs – Russian Family Who Survived In The Wilderness Alone For 40 Years

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    Siberia is known to be one of the most sparsely populated regions on Earth. It is because of its harsh climate – primarily long and cold winters when the temperature on average drops to a freezing −13 °F (−25 °C). However, there are people out there who live there despite (or, because of) the lack of civilization. One such Russian family became famous worldwide for having lived almost throughout the whole 20th century far away from civilization in the Siberian taiga, Abakan district.
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  • Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

    8:23

    In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape 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. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to Agafia to learn about her taiga lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world.

    The outside world has crept into Agafia's life in a number of ways. Media attention, news and falling rocket debris have altered her perception of herself and the society she remains outside of, but overall Agafia's daily-to-day hasn't changed much. She maintains an almost childlike optimism that's made most evident through the smile she almost always has on her face.

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  • Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years

    9:23

    In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape 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. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to Agafia to learn about her taiga lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world.

    Agafia's neighbor Yerofei has lived by the river near her cabins for the past sixteen years. He was part of the second wave of geologists who spent time visiting the Lykovs in the late 1970s, and eventually made the taiga his home after losing his right leg. Agafia has continued to care for him since he moved.

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  • Russia: Agafia Lykova lives solo in Siberian wilderness *ARCHIVE*

    2:18

    Agafia Lykova, the 74-year-old sole hermit and the last survivor in her 'Old Believers' family lives in total isolation in the National Park of the Western Sayan Mountains, deep in Siberian Taiga.

    Agafia became a national phenomenon as details of her life became available through books and documentaries dedicated to the last member of the Lykov family.

    Born in 1944, for the first 35 years of her life, Lykova did not have contact with anyone outside of her family. and since then she has been outside of her settlement only a handful of times.

    Living in harsh conditions with no one around but geologist Yerofey Sedov, Agafia has managed to survive on her own, calling for help only twice - in 2014 and in December 2018, as she ran out of food.

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  • The rainforest hermit who stepped out of the wild | Australian Story

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    Beetles, worms and lizards — Gregory Smith ate just about anything to stay alive in the forest.

    From a homeless hermit to a university lecturer, he's proven you can overcome anything in your search for a safe place. He shares his story with Australian Story.

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  • Agafia Hermit spent 75 years in Siberian wilderness

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    In the mid-17th century, the leader of Russia’s Orthodox Church, Patriarch Nikon, introduced radical reforms in Russia. Many couldn’t accept the changes and became known as “Old Believers”. To avoid religious persecution first from the Orthodox Church and then from the Soviets, families fled to some of the most remote corners of the world. In 1978, one such family was discovered by a group of geologists in the remote Russian Republic of Khakassia, Siberia. The Lykovs looked as if they belonged to a previous century: they dressed in homespun clothes and used primitive instruments in their everyday life. They were completely self-sufficient and still highly religious.
    Today, Agafia, 70, is the last surviving member of this family. She 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 our site:
    The film crew also interviews Erofey Sedov, a former drilling geologist. He was one of those who discovered the Lykovs and told the world about them. He got to know them well and is now ready to share information that will make us see the familiar story of this family of hermits in a different light. But is any of it true?
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    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:
    The film crew also interviews Erofey Sedov, a former drilling geologist. He was one of those who discovered the Lykovs and told the world about them. He got to know them well and is now ready to share information that will make us see the familiar story of this family of hermits in a different light. But is any of it true?

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    In 1978, in the remote Russian Republic of Khakassia, Siberia, a group of geologists discovered a family of the Old Believers, the Lykovs, who 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.

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  • The Man Living in Complete Isolation for 40 Years | Far Out

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    Since 1965, Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores of lake O'Higgins in a house built from the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He's a pastoralist, living mostly off the land and his livestock, with few modern amenities. His nearest neighbors are in Villa O'Higgins, a small community of several hundred people, 25 miles away, accessible only by a two-day horseback ride through rugged mountain animal paths. Every few years, Faustino makes this ride to sell his cattle in town.

    Currently 81 years old, Faustino is reaching the end of his life, and his self-imposed isolation is being encroached upon by the forces of government, economy, and tourism. In December 2011, VICE went to document his lifestyle and speak with him about the changing face of Patagonia and the gaucho lifestyle.

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    Фильм создан на основе видеоматериалов многолетних волонтёрских экспедиций студентов и сотрудников РТУ МИРЭА в верховья реки Абакан, где с момента своего рождения живет и несёт беспримерную духовную миссию Агафья Лыкова

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