Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Full Length)

Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Full Length)

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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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18 Comments

  1. Unusual Activities

    15:47 fart

  2. What was that thing at 30:39

  3. Good for her. It's just a shame all religious fundamentalists don't follow her example. It'd do the world a lot of good if they'd fuck off to the middle of nowhere.

  4. Damn Vice used to be soo good

  5. I always get a chuckle from people who talk about science like it's some relatively modern, sinister thing. Science goes all the way back to the stone age. It practically pre-dates religion (at least the organized variety). Harnessing fire, making tools, clothes, language, etc.–all science. It's how we interact with the natural world, a tool, no more no less.

  6. GO TRUMP

  7. That guy just barged into her private life, got her whole family sick and killed them, then came back and just moved in without her say so and makes her take care of him. Then he threatens her when she finally says he's intruding. When asked about the deaths in her family, his explanation is shady as hell. She clearly doesn't like him and doesn't want him there, and he's a huge burden for her. She should just "accidentally" feed him a stew full of freshly gathered Amanita virosa and/or Amanita phalloides one day. Sooner rather than later, for her sake.

  8. I sent Siberia beutiful the mountains the snow the log cabins the trees its amazing

  9. what an absolutely wonderful story absolutely mind blowing'' ahh man ''what a beautiful woman 'a creature such as our ladies in the west ''but not so 'when you think her religious life style and of really just a basic human life and basic need .and from waken up in the morning to going to sleep at night ''ahh man 'we have all our creature comforts in the west and all the stress and strain of responsibility and need energy,etc demand from multi mega conglomerates, gas,electric ,oil ,petrol,food transport etc ''look how healthy this woman is' its mind boggling. years ago in england our grandmothers and grandfathers,were the same' hard work and hard industry's, and a harder climate ' softer and different seasons 'now ahh man our people would and could not survive this life''they would have to go chase social workers'. councilors even MPs and also blame someone' its humbling to see such a ''angel'' a fellow 'gulp' human being ''such as this unique agafia and people like her ''these kind of programs would not be shown on the western media' and it is sinful the west is so wrapped up in its sinfull ways .what a privilege to watch and experience this woman agafia and her life .thank you and god bless everybody

  10. i would want to go there to be like connor from assassins creed 3!

  11. She is an inspirational and good woman, for sure, it just makes me sad to see that poor dog chained up all day and night. I understand she needs the dog to warn her in case there is a bear etc coming but she says "she just makes a mess when she´s off leash so I can´t unleash her" but with a bit of help (maybe from an outsider if she´s too old now 🙁 ) and training the dog wouldn´t be making a mess, it would still guard her yet could be living inside the house with her, keeping her warm at night etc. 🙁 I don´t mean to judge at all i just really feel bad for any dog chained up all their lives 🙁 But I respect this woman so much she really inspires me and i will still think of her and her strength for a long time…I know that.

  12. Anyone else hear this dude fart? 15:40

  13. Антонина_Геннадий Клепча

    эх эх

  14. Agafia is an amazing human being to be sure, but I'm rather tired of people claiming she's some sort of saint-like beacon of our species. This is her life. This is all she knows. If you were born under her exact circumstances, you would be living this life too. Perhaps you wouldn't be as resilient, but we are all products of our environments and upbringing. The praise she's getting is well deserved, but people in modern society who work their asses off to provide for their family and community are also heroes. There are selfless (or as close to selfless as we can get as homo sapiens) individuals in every niche and society on this planet.

    Frankly, her ultra-orthodox beliefs (again, all she knows so I'm not judging her for holding them) aren't conducive to a healthy society. They're inherently divisive. I have no doubt Agafia is someone we can all learn from, but elevating her to some mythical status is doing her, and all of us, a disservice. Do you really know someone from a 35min documentary? I'm sure she just wants to live her life the best way she knows how, just like most of us. We're not all so different after all.

  15. deathmonsterXtreme

    Will someone get this hipster faggot a glass of water?

  16. i can sit and listen to her and learn from her how to be a human being

  17. truly an inspiring lady ,

  18. she is living in natures womb

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