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Into the Taiga

Into the Taiga

We are struck nearly speechless by the monumental souls of the gluten-free Old Believers who lived 40 years alone in the Taiga.

Warily, the three strange figures approached and sat down with their visitors, rejecting everything that they were offered—jam, tea, bread—with a muttered, "We are not allowed that!" When Pismenskaya asked, "Have you ever eaten bread?" the old man answered: "I have. But they have not. They have never seen it."

Forty years in the taiga without a teapot to their names... and they're gluten-free to boot! Oh, soulless American hipsters how your coyly bearded heads must reel when confronted with the sheer degree to which they were into it before it was cool.

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