Old News: A Russian family lived decades in the remote tiaga wilderness cut off from humanity
This story goes back some years, but it is still amazing, as reported in Smithsonian
Geologists visiting the remote Siberian taiga wilderness in 1978 discovered six members of a family who had fled civilization for religious reasons and survived over 40 years of famine and hardship.
“When (scientist) Pismenskaya asked, “Have you ever eaten bread?” the old man answered: “I have. But they have not. They have never seen it.” At least he was intelligible. The daughters spoke a language distorted by a lifetime of isolation. “When the sisters talked to each other, it sounded like a slow, blurred cooing…”
Two them had never seen a human being other than their parents and brothers.
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