Friday, February 24, 2017

Fact of the Day: Lykov Family

The Lykov family were a Russian family that were "Old Believers" which is a religious domination that separated from the Russian Orthodox Church in 1666. In the 1930's, the family was fearful of being killed by the new Communist government and fled east. They had moved to a very remote part of Siberia and spent many decades completely isolated form society. The only survivor was a daughter named Agafia who was the last remaining member of the family since her father died in 1988. 

7 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Well, I never heard of that.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn, that is sure going off the grid

Jen said...

Oh wow! They definitely went off the grid.

stephen Hayes said...

This is news to me.

Huggybear said...

Certainly had great faith in their beliefs to go to so much
trouble to virtually disappear off the "Stalin and Beria radar".
Colin

Birgit said...

That's amazing that they were so off the grid and could still practise their religion despite being under Stalinist rule

Martha said...

It must have been a pretty scary time for them.