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Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Part 2/4)

Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Part 2/4)

GLEB: It’s early morning in Siberia. Super dark, super cold. Agafia, she’s already up. She wakes up near 6:00 AM or something, as she’s told us before. She starts her day with prayers, and we start our day with coffee. [ROOSTER CROWING] [DOG BARKING] [SINGING PRAYERS] [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] [LAUGHTER] [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] [SINGING PRAYERS] [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] …

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Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Part 1/4)

Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Part 1/4)

[SOUND OF SAWING WOOD] AGAFIA LYKOV: [SPEAKING RUSSIAN] -Agafia Lykov is one of Russia’s Old Believers, an ultra orthodox sect of Christianity that still exists in small communities around the world today. Fearing oppression and death at the hands of Stalin, Agafia’s father Karp fled with his family into the Sayan Mountains of Siberia in …

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Walking Alone in the Wilderness: A Story of Survival (Part 2) | Nat Geo Live

Walking Alone in the Wilderness: A Story of Survival (Part 2) | Nat Geo Live

Why I’m here today, talking to you, here, in this amazing special place? It’s because of a slug story. Basic slug story, you know how those stories go? You know, I couldn’t have my pocket money when I was a kid. Grow up in Switzerland. Picture this. This white peak, green field, with nice little …