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    Loneliest woman in the world wants a companion who can help keep bear at bay

    It was 1936 when 70-year-old Agafya Lykova's parents fled to the Siberian wilderness to escape religious persecution under Stalin. She was born nine years later. She's never lived in a community of people who aren't relatives.

    Now, the loneliest woman in the world is completely alone. Her last sibling died in 1988 and a young helper has left, unable to cope with the isolation. She is being bothered by a bear - which she keeps at bay by beating a bucket - and hasn't managed to get enough firewood chopped in time for winter. She lights fires with flint and catches fish to supplement the vegetables she grows.

    The army has stepped in to bring her suppliers, but Agafya won't consider leaving her hermit existence. Instead, told by soldiers she can reach millions of people by talking to media, she's appealing for a companion to share her cold and lonely life. If possible, she'd like that person to share her religious beliefs - she's an 'old believer'.

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    There's an Old Believer community in Erie, Pennsylvania, just for interest.
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    Quote Originally Posted by zwiebel View Post
    She is being bothered by a bear - which she keeps at bay by beating a bucket - (....) she's an 'old believer'
    Alliteration abounds at the Siberian Times!

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    I had seen a documentary on Youtube about this woman awhile back. Here ya go:

    Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Full Length)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt2AYafET68


    A very fascinating look at a life most of us can only try to imagine. Watching this woman is very humbling. What a tough way to live, I would not be able to live that way, especially alone!

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    Is she more lonely than Mrs. Boo Boo?



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