The Daily Life of a Siberian Hermit

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Sometimes it seems that the days of the hermit are long gone, as modern man is absorbed by civilization. Except when we’re talking about the Lykov family, who escaped to a forest during the Stalinist repression. That was in the days when the world was very different and man was not so much cut off from earth and nature.
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Once upon a time, Victor, who refuses to give his last name, was working on a barge in the river port of Krasnoyarsk. But at age 47 he decided that the modern world, steeped in vanity and vice, was not for him.
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So he dropped everything and moved to a remote Siberian forest to seek solitude and harmony.
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Here, he settled in a small hut on the bank of the Yenisei River which has been his hermit home for the last ten years. He spends his days doing daily household chores, reading the Bible and contemplating nature.
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His diet consists mostly of fish, of which there is plenty in the Yenisei river, and berries and mushrooms that grow in the forest. He does not intend to return to civilization.

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