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    Anonymous

    [img width=500 height=355]http://englishrussia.com/images/new_images//hermit-7.jpg” />
    This 60-year old man is a hermit living in a thick forest somewhere in the Novgorod Region. What made him (and all such people) choose this way of life? Nobody knows…

    It’s extremely difficult to get to his house. Tons of snow hamper your movements. Ski is the only solution.
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    On the way to the hut.

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    At first, Victor (this is the man’s name) lived in a real badger hole. But sometime later he realized it was too small and dusty and decided to build this hut. The location is very successful – a river not far from the hut, Â nature is extremely beautiful and offers various kinds of useful plants.

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    The villagers tell many good things about this man – an honest, hardworking person, grows potatoes, melons, watermelons, grapes, very calm and what’s the most striking is he doesn’t drink and only uses alcohol as an disinfectant.

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    He doesn’t like guests, especially journalists, leaves his hut only once a month and avoids people but the villagers still like him because he sells them grapes and other fruits at a rather low price.

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    Inside the hut there are a big iron stove, wooden plank bed and box serving as a table. Part of a small room is completely filled with hay sacks. The lightening is natural. Candles are used in the evenings. No electricity, no mobile phones.

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    He beat a Guinness Record in growing the most little watermelon in the world. Though all fruits, vegetables and hundreds of other household things are inside the hut, one can hardly feel uncomfortable there for some reason.

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    The daily routine isn’t easy at all. When it becomes dark it’s time to stoke the stove. At 9-10 p.m. – goes to bed. At 4 a.m. – wakes up. Stokes again. And then the day full of different kinds of work begins. In winter there is more free time than in summer. So Victor reads and sometimes even writes poems.

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    His poems are good, very vivid and emotional. While reading them he chuckles into his beard.

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    He has many beautiful cats living with him and making his life a little bit less lonely. Bet you were expecting to see thin and dirty animals but they are not at all. They probably enjoy living this life as much as Victor does.

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    Back to the roots, that's what he did, i'd do the same if i was as half as brave and dedicated as he is! Had to share it here

    #351653

    Anonymous

    He is f***ing amazing! Is really nice to know these things. I also feel something like this. I would love to live in a place far from civilization, lost in nature. I do not know why, is something inexplicable, but it's a really strong feeling. For me civilization is equal to degeneration, loss of respect for nature and something mystical, a part of us.
    You feel something like this?

    #351654

    Anonymous

    Slavic hermit

    Hehe, we also had one, call "Plato from forest" – Milija Stojanovic
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mtpTwPtrVgA#!

    His favourite litterature is Russian classics…

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    For me civilization is equal to degeneration, loss of respect for nature and something mystical, a part of us.

    Indeed, but strong and confident people isolate themself from decadency and degenaration.

    #351655

    Anonymous

    Cool thread Pentaz. There are two such "wild men" in my region too. They acutaly come from my grand-fathers village up in the hills. They only live by hunting wild game and gathering fruits and sadly (or maybe not) they avoid any other man so there are no pictures or TV reports about them. I personaly believe they avoid TV or other people becouse they illegaly hunt wild game.

    #351656

    Anonymous
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    Hehe, we also had one, call "Plato from forest" – Milija Stojanovic

    His favourite litterature is Russian classics…

    Indeed, but strong and confident people isolate themself from decadency and degenaration.

    Samo se Peruna boji :)

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    #351657

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    Cool thread Pentaz. There are two such "wild men" in my region too. They acutaly come from my grand-fathers village up in the hills. They only live by hunting wild game and gathering fruits and sadly (or maybe not) they avoid any other man so there are no pictures or TV reports about them. I personaly believe they avoid TV or other people becouse they illegaly hunt wild game.

    I think living that lifestyle they should be allowed to hunt freely.

    #351658

    Anonymous

    Grozda Tošić, living in the woods, in a barrel, for 30 years. Lost everything, as well as faith in the people, decided to live in the woods.

    [img height=500]http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/07/1507n/rep-baka.jpg” />

    #351659

    Anonymous
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    I think living that lifestyle they should be allowed to hunt freely.

    Yeah i know but imagine if it would become legal for hermits. Many hunters would suddenly become "official hermits". ;D

    #351660

    Anonymous
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    Grozda Tošić, living in the woods, in a barrel, for 30 years. Lost everything, as well as faith in the people, decided to live in the woods.

    [img height=500]http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/07/1507n/rep-baka.jpg” />

    Is she a midget?

    #351661

    Anonymous
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    Is she a midget?

    No, her head is just big.

    #351662

    Anonymous
    Quote:
    Grozda Tošić, living in the woods, in a barrel, for 30 years. Lost everything, as well as faith in the people, decided to live in the woods.

    [img height=500]http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2011/07/1507n/rep-baka.jpg” />

    Interesting…I think she's got a house now, right? Can you give a link to some good article/TV piece about her? I'd like to read/hear about her story and how she used to live…

    #351663

    Anonymous
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    Interesting…I think she's got a house now, right? Can you give a link to some good article/TV piece about her? I'd like to read/hear about her story and how she used to live…

    She lost her family and soon afterwords her house got lost in the flames. She had nobody to help her, so she decided to continue her life in the woods apart from the civilised world.

    – What I read, is that they bought her a trailer house and she got her documents as well as social welfare now.

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