"Russian Tarzan": the amazing story of a man who lived for 60 years among crocodiles and wild boarsPictolic
This legendary Bushman walking down the highway with a naked torso with his trademark bag slung over the shoulder, in Australia called "Russian Tarzan". 85-year-old man renounced modern society 60 years ago and survived, killing crocodiles and wild boars with his bare hands.
1. Mykhailo Fomenko, the son of the Georgian Princess Elizabeth Machabeli and athlete-champion Daniel Fomenko, was born in Georgia, which at that time was part of the Soviet Union. In the late 1930s, his family managed to escape to Japan, but after three years, after the invasion of Japan in China, was forced to flee again — this time in Sydney.
2. Because of the language barrier, Michael, unlike the three sisters, it was hard to adapt to a new place, because he was the only foreigner in the school. Physically the young man was extraordinarily strong, won medals at the academic decathlon and was even a candidate for participation in the Olympic games of 1956 in Melbourne.
3. 60 years ago Michael renounced modern society and fled to the far North of Australia to the aborigines, where he managed to survive by killing crocodiles and wild boars with his bare hands.
4. He soon cut himself a canoe out of cedar and alone, guided only by the stars, crossed 600 km on Torresova the Strait, when they reached the shores of New Guinea. In 1959, the boy was rescued by local residents, who found him half-starved and sick. Father Michael moved back to Australia, but he barely recovering, again broke free.
5. A guy dressed only in a loincloth, at the request of his mother were caught by the police. In 1964, the Ranger was arrested for vagrancy and indecent behavior, and then he was declared crazy. Michael locked up in a psychiatric hospital, where he was subjected to electroshock therapy.
6. In 1969, after doctors discharged him from the hospital, officially announcing the return of Tarzan to civilization, he immediately returned to the wild, only briefly coming to his mother's funeral in 1988.
7. Living in the most remote areas of the Australian Bush, "Russian Tarzan", breaking a run of 25 km, biweekly visits to civilization to get social benefits and to stock food — flour, chocolate, Cola and powdered milk.
8. Mykhailo Fomenko has lived among the natives until 2012 when he fell ill on the way to his sister living in Sydney. Now "Russian Tarzan" lives in an Australian nursing home. According to the nurses, he did not communicate with anyone, but happy and satisfied with the stay in this institution.