Mobi ´ Таёжный тупик 254 pages

Vasily Peskov ☆ Таёжный тупик Mobi

Mobi ´ Таёжный тупик 254 pages ´ ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☉ Таёжный тупик Author Vasily Peskov – In the late 1970s a Russian pilot flying over a remote mountainous stretch of the Siberian taiga the vast subarctic forest spotted a tilled field hundreds of miles from any knowN program swept East and threw them from their land But the young family of Karp Osipovich Lykov refused to abandon the only way of life they knew and fled even deeper into the desolate Siberian hinterland By the time Peskov came to know them they had been alone for than fifty years surviving solely on what they could harvest hunt and build by their own means The sole surviving family member the daughter Agafia lives by herself in the Lykov family cabin to this day In Lost in the Taiga Peskov brings to life the Lykovs' faith their doubt and their epic struggle against an unyielding wilderness even as he pays homage to a natural habitat th Read Edith’s review for a wonderful overview of this book It’s an unbelievable story I rated it 3 because I found myself slightly frustrated at the organization of the book and the uestions that weren’t answered over the twelve years the Moscow journalist visited the Lykovs We knew a lot about their food and their abode but less about family relationships what their 4 5 hours a day of prayer consisted of what they actually believed etc Ask the uestions I found incredibly heartwarming the interest and financial help especially from some nearby geologists that poured out from the readers of the author’s updates on this family

Mobi ☆ Таёжный тупик ☆ Vasily Peskov

In the late s a Russian pilot flying over a remote mountainous stretch of the Siberian taiga the vast subarctic forest spotted a tilled field hundreds of miles from any known settlement He could not believe his eyes in this forbidding part of the world human habitation was a statistical impossibility A team of scientists parachuted in and were stunned by what they found a primitive wood cabin and a family dressed in rags that spoke thought and lived in the manner of seventeenth century Russian peasants during the reign of Tsar Peter the Great How they come here how they survived and how they ultimately prevailed in a climate of unimaginab Just finished reading this remarkable book for the third time since purchasing it a decade ago Not only is it an incredible testament to the human will and ability to perservere in extreme hardship but re reading it from time to time is like visiting old friends It is written in such a respectful way it would have been easy to portray the Lykov family as fanatical crazies but instead the author saw them as humans with a history and a story all their own Misguided humans perhaps depending on one's viewpoint but enough historical context is provided to clearly illustrate how the Lykov's worldview was shaped I can't admire their beliefs it becomes obvious during the course of the book that especially as the family ages survival is not possible without help from the outside world but their ability to live at all for so long with no interaction from others is amazing The book raises interesting uestions of how we view and judge others who have different worldviews For me there is a sense of sadness and waste as the book comes to a close Is that patronizing I'm not sure Would I feel the same way if the Lykov worldview involved violence toward others instead of extreme isolationism Probably not This book has given me a lot to think aboutBy the way a uick internet search revealed that Agafia was still alive in living in isolation as recently as 2010

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Таёжный тупикLe adversity make for one of the most extraordinary human adventures of this century Acclaimed Pravda journalist Vasily Peskov has visited this family once a year for the past twelve years gaining their trust and learning their story It begins in the late seventeenth century when a community of Russian Orthodox fundamentalists made a two thousand mile odyssey from the Ukraine to the depths of the Siberian taiga to escape religious persecution at the hands of Peter the Great who sought to reform the Russian Orthodox Church For nearly years this band of Old Believers kept the outside world at bay but in the s Stalin's brutal collectivizatio First of all click on the book “description” to get a good synopsis of this true story because I hardly know where to start with this incredible tale When you meet the uniue characters in this memorable saga it will give strength of religious faith a whole new dimension This family of Siberian hermits took separation from the “world” to a whole new level I find myself almost not knowing how to think about the intensity of faith that led the Lykovs a family of Old Believers to live a TOTALLY secluded and independent life in the Siberian taiga for several decades from 1932 until they were discovered by geologists in 1978 “Old Believers” are those whose Russian Orthodox ancestors left the Ukraine in the 17th century because of the Great Schism a break in the Russian Orthodox church caused by various changes being made by Tsar Peter the Great and his Tsar father before him The Old Believers held firmly to their “sacred past” and felt Peter the Great to be the Antichrist They believed that the only way to salvation was to separate from the world and live in the wilderness without modern conveniences I daresay these folks are as fundamental as you will ever findThis family of six the two youngest had NEVER seen other humans lived in the crudest of circumstances with an extremely limited diet mostly potatoes potatoes potatoes and pine nuts and no domesticated animals Snow covered the ground from September and into June often They had no salt and no milk they got their fire from a tinderbox and they used a torch for light They didn’t know bread But they shunned a lot of what was offered them in the ensuing years after they were discovered in 1978 with a firm “it is not allowed” and “the Lord will provide” This book was written by a Russian journalist who began yearly visits beginning in 1982 By then only two members of the family were alive the 81 year old father and 37 year old Agafia youngest daughter He shared their story with the world became their staunch friend and developed a relationship with this twosome over time This book was translated from the Russian and there is definitely some awkwardness of language which I found confusing at times but you will want to hang in thereThe father died in 1988 at age 87; Agafia was still living alone in the taiga as of March 2010 This was an astounding read VERY thought provokingI'm giving it 5 stars simply for the amazing story of faith that it isthe writing and translation would get about two stars The style could have been much clearer and explanations would have been extremely helpful