A Siberian skater’s 80 years on the ice | DW Documentary

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For the last 80 years there's no place that Lyubov Morekhodova would rather be than on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. The sprightly senior lives on the western shore of the world's largest freshwater lake.
Ice skating is Lyubov Morekhodova’s passion. When she straps on the steel blades she’s used for decades, she’s just as nimble as ever. Baba Lyuba - as she’s fondly called - looks after four dogs, five cows, two calves and four chickens. But whenever she’s not caring for them, she takes to the ice. Lake Baikal is often frozen over for six months of the year and the octogenarian believes skating on it is the secret to her longevity. The world’s deepest lake is her deity; she has more faith in its powers than in the miracles of Jesus, whose birth is currently being celebrated around the globe.
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Dp Spike
Dp Spike 2 yıl önce
I think she's adorable. She lives life on her terms. Doesn't need the church's help for determining her moral principles. Bless her heart. May she skate until she is 100+. I hope her children come to see her more often.
चाैतारी टिभी
चाैतारी टिभी 2 yıl önce
She is such an inspiration in many ways : being old and living alone, living in the brutal cold, living active , taking care of pets and animals, living happy... Whenever unhappy, should go back and watch her for inspiration. Keep showing such an inspiring people DW, thank you.
Tata Victory
Tata Victory 2 yıl önce
Nature gives energy. Living in such pure, sunny air.
Mary Lynch
Mary Lynch 2 yıl önce
Absolutely agree 100 % Now this is what I call a Strong woman Omg she is inspiration The upmost respect to her God bless her and protect her always
Jay Mfom
Jay Mfom 2 yıl önce
This woman is the personification of happiness! Wish her more health, happiness and long life!
Robert Fletcher
Robert Fletcher 2 yıl önce
What a wonderful woman if we could all follow her philosophy there would be no problems in the world.
Marcia Ham
Marcia Ham 2 yıl önce
@Arolema Prarath through faith we believe in God, not just for the afterlife but for the supernatural connection to the Divine.
Christina Macneal
Christina Macneal 2 yıl önce
blkn 2 yıl önce
Don't think she has a philosophy, she just is
senozetski 2 yıl önce
@Arolema Prarath Every moment you can do a meaning. By helping someone or make yourself and others happy, for instance.
Mikey TSP
Mikey TSP Yıl önce
She literally feels like family to me, despite having never met her. I care about her and these clips give me so much joy ☺️
Nares Yıl önce
We all do care in comment section too.
The Silures Scribe
The Silures Scribe 2 yıl önce
I love this woman's energy x
Project Gaia
Project Gaia 11 aylar önce
@BudG XD
BudG 2 yıl önce
You should see her mum!!!
Gerbrand Visser
Gerbrand Visser 2 yıl önce
Lake Baikal is a place of stunning beauty and this lady is s source of inspiration. Sturdy animals and sturgy people. Я люблю сибирь! Thanks for showing them to the world.
KafeLatte 2 yıl önce
Here is this darling lady all of 80+years of age happy alone, loving her modest home and her dogs, singing and skating to her hearts content. With no complaints She's amazing.
Mountains World
Mountains World 2 yıl önce
The joy she expresses is priceless..i m happy for her...
Rama Robin
Rama Robin 2 yıl önce
She is live proof that age is no hindrance to agility.A wonderful woman!
Albi S
Albi S 2 yıl önce
I love her energy and the way of thinking. The way she sees life is just amazing
Missy Moonwillow
Missy Moonwillow 2 yıl önce
What an interesting little old woman. I sure would love to know more about her perspectives on life. True elder, in every sense. I appreciate her lifestyle choices and her reasoning behind why living on that lake is her cup of tea. I send her prayers, to her and her beautiful part of the world.
Sylvester Jonas
Sylvester Jonas 2 yıl önce
I love this woman's philosophy of life.
GISAVT1 2 yıl önce
What a great lesson. Her life is modest and simple yet she is happy. She laughs and speaks the truth. I hope she has a very long life smiling and enjoying her lake. Her children don’t visit her and she never complained. I hope she never gets sick and dies alone, those animals that love her I’m sure will die without her and it breaks my heart. Life is harsh but like she said we are all going to die some day. ❤️
Márta Németh
Márta Németh 2 yıl önce
My respect and appreciation for her real wisdom, personality and energy. Thank you for giving us a real life-lesson.
Andy Ballard
Andy Ballard 2 yıl önce
What a beautiful, no nonsense woman, who has common sense in bucket loads. A simple life seems to be much more rewarding than our largely empty materialist one.
Dmitrii N
Dmitrii N 2 yıl önce
Yes, but the authors of the film have added a lot of church music, bell ringing in the video.
K 2 yıl önce
the best part is that she is not some delusional believer but a balanced atheist
Lakshmi Nair
Lakshmi Nair 2 yıl önce
Such a beautiful and inspiring video.I love her spirit, her sense of adventure , her home spun truths, and the beliefs she clings to.Pure as the water of Lake Baikal. God bless her.
David Yasss
David Yasss 2 yıl önce
I love this lady. She is an inspiration 🤟
Денис Дементьев
Денис Дементьев 2 yıl önce
Thank you for another movie with this amazing woman! She is a real rock star of Baikal
Plus Bhai
Plus Bhai 8 aylar önce
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 yıl önce
Hi @Денис Дементьев! Thanks for watching, we're glad you liked the documentary :)
Seo Yeon Jang
Seo Yeon Jang Yıl önce
What a strong, inspiring lady. It's nice to see her content, confident, and happy living on her own and doing what she enjoys doing. all the best from Korea, keep it going!
Dulcinea 2 yıl önce
Brought tears to my eyes... I've been Roller Skating for 28yrs & it's like I'm transformed back into a child every time I put my skates on! You can see the sparkle in Baba's eyes when speaking of her skating! Beautiful Story! 💜💚💛✌️🥰⛸️⛸️⛸️
Richie 2 yıl önce
That's lots of time spent skate on Siberian ice,remarkable documentary.
Ipwaku Oltaj
Ipwaku Oltaj 2 yıl önce
It is nice to see someone happy in this life
Gay Michaelis
Gay Michaelis 2 yıl önce
I absolutely adore this short video! Thank you to the narrator… You’re great! And thank you to any and all who worked on this video! This is very fascinating about this Siberian/Russian woman! Well, I did notice how she seems to be permanently stooped over… And she sure did say that her back, it looks like the lower, hurts, from her work, and I’m sure the ice-skating affects it also! I am headed this way! I have a bad lower back, and it can be quite painful! I think it is hurting her.
axel shneider
axel shneider 2 yıl önce
What a wonderful woman and the way she sees life and afterwards. God bless her!
Woooow, what a beautiful story. And a lot of people complaining about their lives here in Brazil. She's such an inspiration!!!
Neo Matrix
Neo Matrix 2 yıl önce
Thank you DW for bringing this lively soul to our screens. I wish the world thought as simply as she does...I wish her all good health and the smile be always with her and radiate to others.
Gordana Stetin
Gordana Stetin Yıl önce
That is one beautiful story. I hope that woman is still alive.
Mehmet Kurtkaya
Mehmet Kurtkaya 2 yıl önce
She is full energy at 80 and skating at that age. Amazing
Sho bhabu
Sho bhabu 2 yıl önce
Ahh I wish the documentary was longer than it is , I was enjoying it
EmeraldCoastGardensFL 2 yıl önce
@DW Documentary yes, please!!! And in summer. Thank you.
Tata Victory
Tata Victory 2 yıl önce
Try to find by this (in Russian) - Бабушка Люба на коньках
anna koronaiou
anna koronaiou 2 yıl önce
@sheba raju thank you so much for this information.
sheba raju
sheba raju 2 yıl önce
You can watch it on ‘Russians’ documentary in DW.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 yıl önce
Hi @Pakh Ghor, we are glad you enjoyed it, stay tuned :)
Pia Anderson
Pia Anderson 2 yıl önce
This woman is my inspiration! I love her. We can all learn from her life lessons.
Myong Hunt
Myong Hunt 2 yıl önce
Love her. What a wonderful lady. Wishing her a long healthy life. ❤🙏
Vanessa Sumner
Vanessa Sumner 2 yıl önce
What a remarkable lady,god bless her and keep her safe and well
D K 2 yıl önce
Such a beautiful person, truly inspirational! Thanks DW!
Esther S
Esther S 2 yıl önce
The skating and hard work is keeping her alive...good for her.👍
Leo Calinawan
Leo Calinawan Yıl önce
What an admirable Ice Queen! When i reach Lake Baikal, she's the person i'll visit and spend time with. Living masters like her are getting rarer by the day. I wish to make it this coming winter....
Ackie and Orangie
Ackie and Orangie 2 yıl önce
What! 🙀 On her Eightys, widower and yet can skate still. Really admire her endurance.
LiLi Pop
LiLi Pop 2 yıl önce
😺 я есть любовь 💖
Valentina N.
Valentina N. Yıl önce
It's as if the ice and the noble, mysterious landscape, somehow contributed to shape her personality. Praise to this strong, rational and intelligent woman!
John Burns
John Burns 2 yıl önce
What an awesome human being! Would love to go skating with her someday!
Angelle Hull
Angelle Hull 2 yıl önce
Awww bless her heart, she is such an inspiration to us younger people..to get off our asses and stop relying on vehicles and maybe if we follow her ways, our earth may have a chance to regenerate. She’s so happy. May god keep her safe and healthy always.
Nancy Desch
Nancy Desch 2 yıl önce
She is very bent forward but she doesn't let that stop her - she's an inspiration.
Taxi Rob
Taxi Rob 2 yıl önce
It's the perfect posture for blazing speed on the ice
Yap CeeDee
Yap CeeDee 2 yıl önce
She lives her life to the fullest. Such an awesome beautiful lady ❤️❤️❤️
Brenell Hornsby
Brenell Hornsby Yıl önce
She is an inspiration for anyone with sense enough to know what REAL POWER IS.
Pine Delgado
Pine Delgado 2 yıl önce
She's happy being Lyubov Morekhodova who loves Baikal, and that's all that counts!! :) :)
Pine Delgado
Pine Delgado 2 yıl önce
@Elena EVNV And her first name in English translates as "love." :) :)
Elena EVNV
Elena EVNV 2 yıl önce
The last name translates: Sea-walker
Parmbir Dhaliwal
Parmbir Dhaliwal 2 yıl önce
Her skates dates back to 1943. As durable as she is.
explosiveconverstaion _
explosiveconverstaion _ Yıl önce
Fabrizia thanks!
explosiveconverstaion _
explosiveconverstaion _ 2 yıl önce
No need for Nike, gear, or other attachments Just go
Caliado 2 yıl önce
Her philosophy is so heart warming
Mads Madsen
Mads Madsen 2 yıl önce
Her energy is fantastic
Still Miketheone
Still Miketheone 2 yıl önce
That's a short but a beautiful documentary. Thanks DW for sharing.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 yıl önce
Hi @Still Miketheone, thanks for watching, we are glad you like the documentary :)
fasx56 2 yıl önce
Personal Life Stories like this video have so much more value than just simple entertainment. Looking into the Life of this Charming Lady who makes the most of her simple life allows us to see how other people live on so little. I hope there some good hearted men near by to give this Dear Lady a helping hand.
Illuminated Bestchoice
Illuminated Bestchoice 9 aylar önce
May God bless the soul of that amazing lady and all the people of Siberia!
Ghanashyam Vadnerkar
Ghanashyam Vadnerkar 2 yıl önce
Great lady and very motivated, everyone should learn from this lady, how stay happy and face any kind of situation, and smile ☺. World is going through tough time, for COVID-19, however no if and but, just fight and win. Excellent video, great job by DW team. Happy new year 2021 in advance!
Meiko 2 yıl önce
Happy New Year 😊
Giosef R.
Giosef R. 2 yıl önce
I'm telling you man, this woman is awesome, i want to age like this..
Sam G.
Sam G. 2 yıl önce
Tata Victory
Tata Victory 2 yıl önce
@Demon Cloud She is 80.
Veena Louis
Veena Louis 2 yıl önce
Miss kibet
Miss kibet 2 yıl önce
She lives alone looking after her animals after loosing the husband,I guess it requires such peace and comfort.
Demon Cloud
Demon Cloud 2 yıl önce
She maybe 80 but her inside is ever young !
Zaharia Chirica
Zaharia Chirica 2 yıl önce
Awesome! What an incredibly beautiful story!
Huns and Mongols
Huns and Mongols 2 yıl önce
The Huns,Bulgars and Mongols follow Tengrism ,just like this woman ,they pray to the eternal blue sky spirit and the fertile earth spirit.She is such an inspiration,they know their terrain well and have adapted themselves by following the rules of nature,taking care of their mountains,rivers,their environment and have tuned themselves to ward of unforeseen circumstances,it’s not a joke staying near,on the lake baikal,Siberia in extreme weather .
M J 2 yıl önce
Thank you DW I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas 🎄 & have a good new year’s 😘🎄😘🎄 & god bless her still skating & looking after the animals at her age brilliant strong woman 😘
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 yıl önce
Hi @M J, thanks for your comment!
Nature by Dreygo
Nature by Dreygo 2 yıl önce
Really beautiful, energetic 80 years old full of life hats off to her. Would love to visit her ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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user not found 2 yıl önce
My grandmother would be so freaking jealous if she saw her.
excalibur1812 2 yıl önce
What an amazing and resilient woman. A real testament to the human spirit. She must belong to the old believers. Look up Agafia, who lives alone in Siberia since her whole family died. They left civilization and hiked to the remotest regions to escape the Bolsheviks. Russian people are absolutely amazing. We here in Texas are having record breaking cold and the whole state is in a deep freeze. Last night it was -2 below. Tomorrow more snow and anther winter storm. This is unheard of here in Texas. Cheers to Babushka.
Erica Halmai
Erica Halmai Yıl önce
This lady is an inspiration all of us, God bless her🙏🌹
Geeta Saluja
Geeta Saluja 2 yıl önce
Very courageous lady. What might be harsh for us is simple way of life for her.
Chris Aguilera
Chris Aguilera 2 yıl önce
Amazing...just goes to show doing what you love keeps you young.
no name
no name 2 yıl önce
Respekt mit 80 Jahren noch so fit zu sein.
El Levin
El Levin 2 yıl önce
An inspiration, true wisdom, light heart and joy...
Vlaďka Šolcová
Vlaďka Šolcová 2 yıl önce
Excellent video! Great lady, everyone should learn from this lady!
Candy Gram
Candy Gram 2 yıl önce
I saw a video here just yesterday that featured her from years ago. So happy to see she still amazing people
Rafael Barros
Rafael Barros Yıl önce
Wonderful … hope to live that long!
B G 2 yıl önce
Beautiful!! I'm learning that the simple life is the best life!!!
GuitArcher 02
GuitArcher 02 2 yıl önce
Thank you for this amazing documentary DW.
DW Documentary
DW Documentary 2 yıl önce
Hi @GuitArcher 02, thanks for watching and taking the time to comment!
Elvenkind Yıl önce
Thank you for this wonderful documentary, just one among many, of exceptional quality, and me with no TV-signal don't need any TV, I can just enjoy DW. :)
Luiz Otavio De Moura
Luiz Otavio De Moura 2 yıl önce
What an inspiration!!
Mzee 2 yıl önce
I remember watching this lady from another documentary but I still can watch it from DW without any issues #DW you’ve good stuff
Emma Elizabeth CJ
Emma Elizabeth CJ 2 yıl önce
This story is amazing👏😊
pamela mckenzie
pamela mckenzie 2 yıl önce
We need to stop worrying about age she is great and may she skate for ever fantastic lady.
Miriam Popa
Miriam Popa 2 yıl önce
Amazing Grace!This cold atmosphere, here...helps people to maintain young and so Faithful!I love russian Soul!Lord bless this people!🥰🙏💖💝
Utahdanny231 2 yıl önce
Great documentary about incredible woman. Very well done.
Guddu Ukraine
Guddu Ukraine 2 yıl önce
доброго тебе здоровье бабушка
Мария Абраменко
Мария Абраменко 2 yıl önce
Долгих лет!
LiLi Pop
LiLi Pop 2 yıl önce
Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed 2 yıl önce
If I have that kind of energy & attitude when I am 80 than I am good with that. Amazing women.
Edwin 2 yıl önce
wow! inspiring babuska 💙
Aniunaa E
Aniunaa E 2 yıl önce
Loved this video. She is very smart and inspiring. 🥰🥰🥰
kary ann Fontaine
kary ann Fontaine 2 yıl önce
This lady is beautiful and very likable. I love skating as well. Very lovely area. Winter and the Sea, and never underestimate contentment.
Lucas Top
Lucas Top 2 yıl önce
She looks very beutifull,nobel old lady!. may she live happy!.
Prabath Abeyrathne
Prabath Abeyrathne 2 yıl önce
True words of a woman with wisdom
Nano Nood
Nano Nood 2 yıl önce
My full respect!
Gurhan Weyrah
Gurhan Weyrah 24 gün önce
I like her philosophy in life. Such amazing human
Victoria Winter
Victoria Winter 2 yıl önce
What a remarkable woman.
Tonya Berezan
Tonya Berezan 2 yıl önce
Bless her heart!
What a strong and soulful lady.
Koray Biber
Koray Biber 2 yıl önce
it's wonderful story. I feel so happy about her.
Ryan Vaze
Ryan Vaze 2 yıl önce
What a beautiful spirit!
Explorer from the East
Explorer from the East 2 yıl önce
Good lord, I wish I could meet a girl like her and get lost in the wilderness. I wish I was born in her times.
Alec Wolf
Alec Wolf 2 yıl önce
What a spirit !!! Thank you Juri. Love from Lithuania
Rut Brea
Rut Brea 2 yıl önce
Like this lady so much. She is a brave heart and strong.
Joan De Winnaar
Joan De Winnaar 2 yıl önce
What a incredible woman 😊
Sas Hane
Sas Hane 2 yıl önce
She is full of life meaning of living
Yanci wang
Yanci wang 2 yıl önce
I laughed a lot. Such an happy cute and attracting grandma
Nonrev Traveler
Nonrev Traveler 2 yıl önce
Beautiful Babushka ❤️ Baikal, what a place, saw it while doing the Trans-Mongolian to Moscow; took me a whole day to pass it going to Irkutsk...
Snjezana Batalija
Snjezana Batalija 2 yıl önce
Love her philosophy ❤
Furkan 2 yıl önce
What a fascinating woman!
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