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Siberian Russian Family - Pretty Amazing Article


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#1 Vesper

 
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

Read it here

 

Definitely worth a read. So interesting to think of people living in these regions in the world. 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

I read that last night. The power of belief is a fascinating and terrifying thing.

 

Their reactions to modern technology were particularly interesting. 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:07 PM

Fantastic article. There are doubtless many more of these settlements in Siberia. I suppose it's stories like this which prove wrong the teachings of anti-establishment writers like Rousseau. There must have been a point between the 30s and the 70s at which the family's separation from society condemned its future, no matter what course of action they took. Communities that small in such an unforgiving landscape as Siberia simply have no future. Communities much bigger will in time become their own establishment.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Very interesting indeed. It's such an extreme way of living but they adapted to it so well. And it's so interesting how they live in such an extreme and isolated situation and have adopted an equally extreme way of living, but even then they aren't entirely close-minded to inventions. And how everyone kept a sense of individuality despite literally only seeing each other. Not to mention that they don't sound like the unintelligent aggressive forest-man stereotype one might expect from living in the wilderness for that long. 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Very interesting indeed. It's such an extreme way of living but they adapted to it so well. And it's so interesting how they live in such an extreme and isolated situation and have adopted an equally extreme way of living, but even then they aren't entirely close-minded to inventions. And how everyone kept a sense of individuality despite literally only seeing each other. Not to mention that they don't sound like the unintelligent aggressive forest-man stereotype one might expect from living in the wilderness for that long. 

 

That was what interested me too, you'd expect them to be under-developed somewhat, particularly the children. But as grumpy cat (!) said, communities like that just don't have a future, purely due to genetics. In a way, thank gee they were religious... (unless they believed the story of Lot), but apparently they didn't. 



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

That was what interested me too, you'd expect them to be under-developed somewhat, particularly the children. But as grumpy cat (!) said, communities like that just don't have a future, purely due to genetics. In a way, thank gee they were religious... (unless they believed the story of Lot), but apparently they didn't. 

You're completely right, and even if genetics weren't a problem, in this case the children still had the small kind of outside input from the parents' past who knew how things worked and could pass that on to their offspring. If, one or two generations later, you're left with only people who have lived in this five-person-community their entire lives and who have literally no experience of the world outside their cottage and direct surroundings, God knows what direction their religion and customs could evolve to.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Jesus Christ, that's a long time

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

That's incredible. Pretty cool to hear about someone living that way in the 20th century.



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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

So surprising that there are people still living outside of society in that way. So if I'm reading this right, the last contact they had with them was 1988?


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