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Russian Family isolated from human contact for 4 decades

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  1. jonKranked

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    came across this earlier today. Pretty wild. They lived deep in the wilderness, near the border with mongolia. They didn't have contact with other humans for 40 years. There were 2 kids born during this time whose only exposure to humans was their familys until being rediscovered in the late 70's. Kinda messes with your head in a way, to think they lived like this for so long.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/histo...ontact-Unaware-of-World-War-II-188843001.html
     

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    Damn, just read the whole thing. Thanks for the link!
     
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    Incredible.
    I cannot even imagine how this live would have been.


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    Great read, thanks for posting. Although, there are probably some folks living in the Appalachians that aren't too much different than the Lykovs
     
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    true dat.
    while riding my bike, i have come across many (probably hundreds scattered in family groups) of different people living like this, in the andes. so many, that i´m kinda used to it.
     
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    Love it, thanks for posting and yes, Dmitry is a bad ass!
     
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    No idea how they lived that long without Ridemonkey.
     
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    what's worse.....doomsday prepper living isolated in the wilderness....off grid nut bags living in the wilderness.... or religious zealots living isolated in the wilderness....3 way tie for last...
     
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    if they were mericans...you'd call them inbreds....no one would be impressed.
     
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    only place in 'murka that's that isolated is probably alaska... and sarah palin is keeping all the explorers and scientists away
     
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    I bet there is a Dollar General there now.
     
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    This is russia. It would be the Ruble &#1043;&#1077;&#1085;&#1077;&#1088;&#1072;&#1083;-&#1083;&#1077;&#1081;&#1090;&#1077;&#1085;&#1072;&#1085;&#1090;
     
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    let's build a fence around them and ignore them for 40 years...