Dmitry Peskov allowed the trip of Vladimir Putin to the recluse Lykova in case of respite
It is difficult to get to Agafya Lykova’s taiga estate, and the Kremlin does not yet know whether the president will have Vladimir Putin “respite” for a few days, which will allow you to go to the hermit. So the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov responded to Lykova’s offer to Putin to visit her. Peskov’s words lead TASS.
“She lives quite far away, and it’s not easy to get to her, as far as I know,” said Dmitry Peskov.
The Kremlin admitted that the trip could take place only if the president had time to travel. “I can’t just say now what his plans are, whether he will have some kind of respite for a few days. If so, when? Peskov summed up.
He noted that he was aware of the fate of Lykova, as well as that local residents and authorities Kemerovo region support her.
The invitation of the Siberian hermit Agafya Lykova became known on June 23 – the head of the Russian Orthodox Old Believer Church, Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia, announced it. He said that the hermit was waiting for the president to visit and was constantly praying for him.
Agafya Lykova is the last of the family of Old Believers-bespopovtsy who went to the taiga in the thirties of the last century. For several decades, the family hid in the forest, until in 1978 a group of geologists stumbled upon the lodge, and the newspapers wrote about the family of hermits. After the discovery of the zaimka, the members of the Lykov family did not live long – it is assumed that their immunity could not withstand contact with bacteria and viruses from the “mainland”. Only Agafya Lykova survived. It is regularly visited by government officials, scientists, doctors, tourists and pilgrims.
By words former head Khakassia, millions are spent on creating conditions for a hermit. In 2021, with a 77-year-old recluse burned down house, recently restored and consecrated.