The Lykovs Of The Russian Taiga


I think the first time I read about the Lykovs was in a article titled “6 Isolated Groups Who Had No Idea That Civilization Existed” about a year go while randomly “Stumbling Upon” on a boring day at work.

It was the story of this Russian family of  6 that  had lived away from any form of civilization in the unimaginably cold and harsh Russian taiga in Siberia for wait-for-it 42 FRIGGIN YEARS!!!. I was immediately fascinated and started reading up more about them.

They were a family of “Old Believers“. The Old Believers are a breakaway faction who separated from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1666 as they were against the reforms introduced by the then Patriarch of the Church, Patriarch Nikon. Since then, they were constant victims of persecution and revocation of civil rights right uptil 1971.

The Old Believers fled…

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“Snowden Light” In Russia, Blogger Discloses Satellite Developments, Planned Launches

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“Snowden light”In Russia

Russia: Blogger Discusses Russian Military Satellite Developments, Planned Launches

Moscow Odnako Online in Russian 18 Jun 13

[Posting by Aleksandr Gorbenko: “The Russian Military Space Program of Tomorrow: What will This Be?”, (URL:

In recent times it has become fashionable to speak of the Russian space program in the past tense, recalling the glory and successes of the past and paying attention only to the failures of the current day. Nonetheless, the Russian space program is extremely ambitious and, as it was during the period of the beginning of the mastery of space, it is primarily associated with military needs. It is developing and it has made its first successes. These successes are perhaps not as conspicuous as flights to other planets, but they have enormous significance for the future of our country. It is precisely for this reason that attempts to suppress present day…

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Nine unexpected things about Russia

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  1. Not being able to check into our hotel because we didn’t have the right paperwork. This was very disturbing but the nice hotel people sorted it out. Apparently you need a stamped and signed itinerary from your tour operator with the name of your hotel on it. I know you are technically suppose to be ‘supervised’ by a tour operator at all times but NO ONE on any of the reviews or sites I visited mentioned needing this documentation.They just talk about how this rule is not really enforced in St Petersburg.
  2. Underestimating how big the city is, it seriously took ages to get any where.
  3. Seeing fast food chains with their name in Cyrillic. The most popular was Subway. For some reason I did not expect to see so many American chains in Russia.

  1. The beautiful and grand interiors in most of the buildings. We went into a chocolate…

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Lyfe Jennings Aims To Stay ‘Rachet-Free’ In New Reality Series

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The latest star to land a reality TV show is R&B musician Lyfe Jennings.

In a recent interview with Madame Noire, the “Must Be Nice” singer said his upcoming series will star his children and their mothers.

“I actually shot the first episode for the reality show that I have the other day. It was horrible but I mean we are working on it,” he said. “I try to stay rachet-free. I have three children’s mothers so sometimes the rachetess just finds me.”

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The soul star went on to say that his show, titled “Our Life,” has a few similarities to Shawty Lo’s canceled series “All My Babies’ Mamas.”

“That’s why they asked me to do this one,” he revealed. “Shawty Lo had too many baby mamas and it was too rachet…

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Robert Pattinson Shows Some Skin In Latest Dior Ad

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Well, hello Rob! The actor, who was officially confirmed as the new face of Dior Homme Fragrances on June 12, is looking amazing in some newly released advertisements. Want all the deets about Rob’s latest gig? Keep reading!

WhenRobert Pattinson was named as the newest face of Dior Homme Fragrances, we couldn’t have been more thrilled. But now we’re even more excited about the collaboration after seeing some of the latest pictures of Rob modeling! The former Twilight star is baring a little skin and creating even more buzz around this already-newsworthy campaign.

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