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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Siberian woman,71, who lived her entire life in wilderness airlifted to hospital

Agafya Lykova is the last remaining member of a Russian family that took to the woods after her father’s brother was shot by Stalinist soldiers in 1936. As members of a breakaway sect of the Russian Orthodox church, Lykova’s family was subject to harassment and persecution, and so decided to flee far from Stalin’s grasp.
And they succeeded, so isolated were their lives in the wilderness that the family didn’t learn that World War II had occurred until their remote cabin was spotted in the 1970s by a group of geologists.
Agafya, now 71, has continued to live in her isolated cabin despite offers of accommodations in more settled areas.

According to the Siberian Times, the cabin is more than 150 meters up a remote mountainside and subject to brutal winters that even Lykova admits are “unbearable.” Her unusual life, free from almost all 21st- or even most 20th- century modernity has been a source of interest to many in the region, including the Governor of the Kemerovo region where she resides, Aman Tuleyev.
Her early life was barbarically difficult. She grew up without metal, pots or cutlery, and often had nothing to eat but what she could catch in temperatures that plummeted down to minus 40 degrees Celsius.
For the first 35 years of her life, Agafya had no contact with anyone outside her family.
 
It was only in 1978 that a group of geologists accidentally stumbled across the family, with scientists reporting that Agafya spoke a strange language, 'distorted by a lifetime of isolation'.
Gradually, she came into contact with local authorities, but refused to leave her home despite the hardships.
Her home is frequently raided by hungry foxes and bears looking for food but officials expect her to still go home when she leaves hospital.
In the past, her family has been so hungry and desperate that they were once forced to eat their own shoes.
Tuleyev, who frequently sends Agytha care packages with food and warm clothing, also provided her with a satellite phone for emergencies.

This week, after 70 years that have seen the deaths of her siblings and parents, famines caused by severe weather, and attacks by hungry animals- she finally needed to use that emergency option.
Suffering more than a week with severe leg pain, Ms. Lykova used the phone to call for help, and was airlifted to a hospital in what was probably the most mind-bending first helicopter ride in history.
Doctors have since treated her for cartilage deterioration, and while she remains under observation, many believe she’ll ask to return to her cabin soon.

80 comments:

RAPHAEL AYUBA said...

She looks like a man.......

Charles Okafor said...

Ehyaa... Its gonna b alrite










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samson adele said...

Really!!!

Ann Anthony said...

Hmm...it's well

dj banti said...

Ok

Deola Naom said...

Oh dear

tosisochukwu said...

Eyah! God we help her
























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Juliet Iwuno said...

Woooooow! Like seriously??? Linda take note!

kenieromeo said...

Story that touches the anus

daniela desmond said...

Hmmm that's serz oh...I feel for her tho! It'll take years of counselling, if at she wants to be back to the real world

Anonymous said...

Let's see how it goes

Uzodave Startech said...

She has gone through difficulties and still standing strong. #IRepLIB

Posh Queen said...

Just like the last of the monicans story.

Jenny Duby said...

I don't think she will return there after treatment unless she wants to fall sick again.

Ogenah Boris said...

She has lived a difficult life. Can't even imagine it

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE.. there is God ohh hmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

Esther amaka said...

Somtimez dat is wat one needs. Isolation from this chaotic world. Good to know she will be fine though.

Donjazzycrush said...

nawaa oh ... orishirishi everywhere






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Bonita Bislam said...

Woooooooooooooooooooooow.This sounds like a movie

Ivy Godspower said...

Wow free from this world madness



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MrRight said...

That's just awesome. #newman

SHORTEST DUDE said...

No be small lioness she don be o!

chioma jacinta said...

Hmmm, nothing person no go hear 4 dis world! * it's well*

Anonymous said...

Amazing story of the resilience of the human spirit

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Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow!

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don snipes said...

This has just proven d scientific theory of "Adaptation" by Charles Dawin. Imaginge surviving in -40degree.

osondu arinze said...

Wow!

NWIGWE VICTOR ANAYO said...

Oh my God.....how would somebody Lived in wilderness for decades....and even insisting to back??? Pls d authority should let her go back for safety ooo

princess Stella said...

What a touching story. God bless and heal her.

princess Stella said...

What a touching story. God bless and heal her.

Damolia De Best said...

Mehnnn waytin we no go hear 😨




















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Timothy Nelson said...

Hmmmm. Weird life







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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Nawaooo.. living in d wilderness?? hope she's being treated.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nawa o

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Nawa o

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Incredible...

linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Hmmmmmmmm...

ossyd2 osamede said...

Hmmmm na wa o

Anonymous said...

Abeg gud 4 r staying far from madness kept r alive if I fit pak go der sef I would.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Y now mama ?

Ezinne Mary said...

That's real adaptation

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

WOW!

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Ok....


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Samuel Uchenna said...

Dats unbelievable.wish her speedy recovery

Samuel Uchenna said...

Dats unbelievable.wish her speedy recovery

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Female Robinson Crusoe

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Ehya







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Barth Olisa said...

Waoh... Flight of life



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PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Isolation per extraordinary. Strange news on daily basis

cheltreacy said...

Wonders shall never end.

Babylawyer. said...

Waoh! So hungry that they eat their own shoes??? And their still begging you to move to a city. Guess u want to start feeding on each others flesh before u move. Better grasp this opportunity now cos it doesn't come.often.


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RareSpecie Z said...

Hmm.
Talkin bout Adaptation.

goschi godwin said...

She get mind o.me I 4 don kill myself.

#PeopleMustAdjust

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dami llionaire said...

Thank God for her....

fabian eze said...

hmmmmmm.
I don't know what to say.
Thank God she survived


#XENO-FABIAN

Vivian Reginalds said...

Awwww strong woman
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

osangaope said...

nice..

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok..wish her well

temitope faizat said...

Hmmm

nell said...

Gud for Her

Ama Adoma said...

This life is funny

okeowo lekan said...

God is good...











#Al sah-him

Ifechukwu Chioke said...

Ihechukwuluu

Muna said...

Mmadu!

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

Pathetic.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

Pesin Pikin said...

Can't even imagine wot she's been through...rough

vivian Onyemachi said...

Na wa. .how does she even survive out der without food
Linda post my comment o
#IWASHERE

favour ezeh said...

This life self!Abi linda!

JAGABAN said...

My question is simple?how does she shave her "deutronomy" if she can be there eating shoes,walahi,this woman has not shaved for 70 years,Guiness Book should track this woman

Anonymous said...

When I read such stories I can't help but marvel at how these foreign countries go the extra lenght to care for their citizens.. Chai.. airlifted to hospital? For Naija even Okada transport money to clinic has killed many people in remote areas.

genius jinee said...

Wow.

paparazi said...

she is not well. she needs mental evaluation.

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

Thank God.

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Vivienne said...

That's because she's had it rough!!

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

God save her

Anonymous said...

Waoo! better for her than to be contaminated with the corrupt world. #TO BE OR NOT TO BE#

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Stanley said...

Thanks for this post, this is very good movie and my opinion about airlift review that is great movie.

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