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    In this topic we will talk about interesting stories of everyday people across Slavic lands. Posted if you know any story from your country.

    For 40 years, this Russian family was cut off from all human contact, unaware of world war II

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    In 1978, Soviet geologists prospecting in the wilds of Siberia discovered a family of six, lost in the taiga. The Lykov family is a Russian family of Old Believers. The family of six are known for spending 42 years in complete isolation from human society in an otherwise uninhabited upland of Abakan Range, in Tashtypsky District of Khakassia (southern Siberia).

    In 1936 their religion was under threat. After Karp Lykov's brother was killed by a Communist patrol, Karp and Akulina Lykov with their (then) two children fled their hometown of Lykova (Tyumen Oblast) eastward. Two children were born during the isolation. They ended up in a dwelling in the taiga, near Yerinat River (Abakan River basin), 250 kilometres (160 mi) from any settlement. In 1978 their location was discovered by a helicopter pilot, who was flying a geological group into the region. The geologists made contact with the family, but the Lykovs decided not to leave the place.
    Karp's wife Akulina died of hunger in 1961. Three of his children died in 1981. Karp died in 1988. He is survived by his daughter Agafia Lykova who continues to live in isolation in her Abakan vastness.

    Read more:http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/for-40-years-this-russian-family-was-cut-off-from-all-human-contact-unaware-of-world-war-ii-7354256/

    #426871

    Anonymous

    98 old Dobri Dobrev
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    98 year old Dobri Dobrev from Bulgaria, a man who lost most of his hearing in the second world war, has spent decades traveling 25 kilometers by foot every day for decades, decked in his homemade clothes and leather shoes, from his village to the city of Sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
    A well recognized fixture around several of the city’s churches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that this man, who lives entirely off his state pension of 80 euros, has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches, as well as the utility bills of orphanages.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaau8iT0D0o
    Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dobri_Dobrev

    #426872

    Anonymous

    Grandmother Ljubica is 97 years old, but she still distills brandy every autumn
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    Ljubica Aličič is the oldest person in the village of Šeptinovci near Našica in Croatia. She learned to distillate brandy (rakija) when she was just a little girl and she still does it today. She doesn't pick fruits because her grandson Branko does it for her. He puts plums into the boiler for distillation, puts on the removable lid and then she takes the work.

    »Rakija is good for stomach, health and good mood. In the old times the only thing we drank was rakija« says grandma Ljubica, who drinks rakija her whole life but she never got drunk from it.

    »When I was drinking it I only had 69 kilos. I don't drink it anymore because my stomach doesn't tolerate it« says Ljubica sadly and then proudly shows her hundred years old copper boiler.

    Her grandson said that he must report the boiler because of EU laws. Ljubica advised him that he does this because Slavonic traditions mustn't be interrupted.

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    Who said that rakija or any other brandy is bad for health?! :D ŽIVELA BAKA JOŠ STO GODINA!

    I translated it from: http://www.24sata.hr/zanimljivosti/baka-ljubica-ima-97-godina-ali-i-dalje-svake-jeseni-pece-rakiju-334631

    #426873

    Anonymous

    This is just sweet. Russian family who moved to Serbia. They also learning how to distillate rakija :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V031FsWsHZc

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