The Stranniki (Russian for Runaways or Wanderers) are the strong Pomorsky Old Believers who rejected prayers for Tsar Peter and all government papers (identification, passports, money, etc). They would not wear clothing contrary to Old Orthodox Russia, nor eat with those of contrary Faith and Practice. Keeping themselves separate from the antichrist society they went far into the Siberian wilderness. This blog is about these people and my effort to conform my life to theirs.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Agafia Lykov is Still Alive in the Taiga

The governor (who once ran for president of Russia) of the province where 64 year old Agafia is still living sent people to trying and convince her to move out of her isolation, they do not want anyone living in the area because it is now a nature preserve. Humans harm the environment, they falsely say. That did not stop them from giving Agafia an unnecessary gasoline powered saw and cement, all bad news. It is truly the industrialized world which is harmful. The visitors did gather food for the animals, cleared the food cellar and made some repairs to the toxic and poisonous roof of the cabin.

You might also want to see my other post here.