Russian forest hermit Yuri

In “A hermit’s life in a Russian forest,” Russia Beyond the Headlines profiles hermit Yuri, who lives in a forest dugout shelter filled with books, wood stove, food, computer and smartphone, and a pet rabbit. He lives near a highway and can get petrol for his generator. He reads, maintains social media, chops wood, and has a predilection for snow. Yuri is a former lawyer and lives in simplicity as a protest against modern values. Several photos.