70-year-old hermit who has spent her entire life in the Siberian wilderness has been airlifted to hospital to treat pain in her legs.
|"Witsen's Shaman" in shamanic Siberia (en.wikipedia.org)|
|Buddhism in Russia|
Living in peace far from the maddening crowd
|Buddhist place names Sakha, Magadha|
[This led to them] eventually settling more than 150 miles (240 km) from the nearest village.
|Siberia is beautiful now.|
The youngest of four children, Agafia had not encountered any human beings outside her family, had read only the Bible and prayer books, and had never tasted bread or milk before she was 35.
Outdated words and religious terms pepper her speech. She has lived alone since her father died in 1988, although bears and foxes sometimes disturb her looking for food.
|Siberian Buddhist temple in Buriyat, Russia|
[He was] referring to the fact that Lykova’s home is under the flight path of rockets from the Baikonur cosmodrome in [formerly Buddhist] Kazakhstan. “It is an incredible and beautiful place.” More
|Hermit's gorgeous homestead in Siberia is far from perpetually-frozen gulag we imagine.|
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