Thursday, January 31, 2013
History: The family that time forgot
Or rather, they forgot time. Driven into the wilderness by the Communist purges of the 1930s, this family built a home 150 miles from the nearest village. They relied on faith and what they could harvest or scrape from the Siberian woods around them for decades, never seeing another human, improvising everything from shoes to cooking stoves with no source of metal, teaching their children to read and write from an old Bible. A remarkable story.