Russian 'Forest boy' found after 16 years in wilderness

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his parents left civilization when he was 4 years old then abandon him, and all the government wants to do is give him ID so they can get him on welfare

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Man dubbed the 'Siberian Mowgli' left society with his parents in 1997
Published On: Sep 11 2013 05:22:00 PM EDT


Officials in Siberia say they have discovered a 20-year-old man who appears to have lived in the forest for the past 16 years.

Dubbed the "Siberian Mowgli" in a nod to the boy in "The Jungle Book," the man was found by a woman living near the town of Belokurikha, a famous resort area in Russia's Altai region, according to UPI.

In delayed but clear speech, the boy told authorities he was born in 1993 and had been living in the forest since 1997, when his parents decided to "abandon society."

His parents then appear to have abandoned him in May this year, AFP reported.

"I'm living well thank you," he told The Siberian Times. "We are living well. This is the reality we have that we live here, and it's quite a good reality."

After speaking with authorities, the man fled back to forest hut, where RIA Novosti reports he is collecting firewood ahead of winter.

"He has no education, no social skills and no ideas about the world beyond the forest," local prosecutor Roman Fomin told Russia Today.

Officials are expected to issue the man an ID, which would allow him to receive state support.
 
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I'm having this weird deja-vu type thing reading this. Wasn't this kid found before, or another kid in the Russian forest, maybe with his Dad or something?
Maybe there's a lot of kids living in the Russian wilderness.

Anyway, he kind of looks like Arrya Stark
 

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This kid is the exact opposite of someone who needs welfare. Leave him alone, he'll probably be the next Putin in 30 years.
 
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Putin will be wrestling him for his next photo op.
 

mrbucket75

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Trying to give State Support? I dont think this kid gives a fuck about state support.
 

NuttyJim

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"He has no education, no social skills and no ideas about the world beyond the forest," local prosecutor Roman Fomin told Russia Today."

probably better off than the rest of us who are tied to technology constantly and social media.
 
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I'm having this weird deja-vu type thing reading this. Wasn't this kid found before, or another kid in the Russian forest, maybe with his Dad or something?
Maybe there's a lot of kids living in the Russian wilderness.
I think that kid was found in Germany after claiming he spent 5 years in the Czech woods, if memory serves it was complete bullshit.
 

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In delayed but clear speech, the boy told authorities he was born in 1993 and had been living in the forest since 1997, when his parents decided to "abandon society."

His parents then appear to have abandoned him in May this year, AFP reported.
Wow. Twenty years old and alone for three months of summer. What a survival tale.
 
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I think that kid was found in Germany after claiming he spent 5 years in the Czech woods, if memory serves it was complete bullshit.
Yeah, I remember a story just like this. Might be it...

Maybe he doesn't look like Arrya, but they have the same Woodsman Barber.
 

BIV

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Thanks Putin.
 

BIV

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He sprouting big ffffuckin titsss cleverly concealed by the wardrobe department?



Damn. I swear, you all are going to read about me in the paper some day.