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Life of a Siberian hermit

Former bargeman Viktor, 57, who refused to give his family name, looks out of a window of his wooden hut located in a forest some 55 km (34 miles) south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 17, 2013. A decade ago, Viktor decided to lead the life of a hermit, and settled in this secluded forest area hidden from civilisation. He reads the Bible, and survives mainly on fish, berries, mushrooms and other food he can find. Picture taken October 17, 2013. (REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin)

Life of a Siberian hermit

October 21, 2013

Former bargeman Viktor, 57, decided to lead the life of a hermit a decade ago, and settled in a secluded forest area, south of Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. Living in a wooden hut that he built, Viktor survives mainly on fish and any other food he can find. (Reuters)