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Russian Family went 40 years cut off from the world

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by HC, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Fascinating story. There's a link to a documentary at the end which, unfortunately, is in Russian w/out subtitles.

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/For-40-Years-This-Russian-Family-Was-Cut-Off-From-Human-Contact-Unaware-of-World-War-II-188843001.html
     
  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I love that story, but the most fascinating sentence is this one ... A quarter of a century later, now in her seventies herself, this child of the taiga lives on alone, high above the Abakan.

    How do they know she's still alive? Doe somebody check on her regularly?
     
  3. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I got the sense that they still check on her. And as I've stated elsewhere, if she is still alive, she's the most badass person in the world.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Her tears could cure cancer in Chuck Norris.
     
  5. joe

    joe Active Member

    That was a great read.
     
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Amazing; thanks.
     
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Great read.

    But strange headline: " . . . Unaware of World War II"

    I guess they were unaware. But story never mentions World War II, never mentions the family being told about it later (if they were).

    Just an out-of-left-field thing to stick in the headline.
     
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Family was found in 1978 so it adds up timeline-wise.
     
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Oh, I'm not disputing it. But reading the headline gave me some expectation that was never met. Story mentions satellites and moon landing and television. Just didn't mention the thing in the headline.
     
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Yeah you're right. Fascinating story though. Kurosawa made a movie about a guy stuck in the Siberian wilderness, but it was nothing like this.
     
  11. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    I would like to have gotten more "family stuck outside their time" stuff. Nazis and nuclear bombs and the Partridge Family and other such genocidal evils.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Mark Whicker is working on a column.
     
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