March 01, 2022

Lessons from a Hermit

Lessons from a Hermit

Living alone, deep in the Sayan Mountains, Agafya Lykova is a window onto Russia’s past.

It isn’t often that Agafya Lykova receives visitors.

The handful of wooden huts and outbuildings that she calls home are 2,500 meters above sea level in Russia’s Sayan Mountains, nestled in a hanging valley between four precipitous peaks. The nearest settlement is 250 kilometers away, and only the hardiest hikers risk the trek.

Digital Subscription Required

Get unlimited digital access for just $2 a month.

Don't have an account? signup

About Us

Russian Life is a publication of a 30-year-young, award-winning publishing house that creates a bimonthly magazine, books, maps, and other products for Russophiles the world over.

Latest Posts

Our Contacts

Russian Life
73 Main Street, Suite 402
Montpelier VT 05602