The people that time forgot: Incredible story of Russian family cut off from all human contact for 40 years who didn't know about WWII and had to eat leather shoes to survive.
The Lykovs were Old Believers - members of a persecuted Russian sect
They left for wilderness after Karp saw brother killed by communists in 1936
Lived off land, ate leather shoes in harsh winter, unaware of WWII
Found in 1979 by Russian helicopter searching for spot to land geologists
The Lykovs were stupefied by modern goods like TV and cellophane
Tragically in 1981, three of Lykov children died, possibly of modern diseases
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