Russian media has reported the shocking case of a 42-year-old woman who has not set foot outside her family home for 26 years, despite being in perfect health, because her mother didn’t allow it. This month was the first time 42-year-old Nadezhda Bushueva left her mother’s house in the village of Arefinsky, in western Russia, since she was 16. The only reason she decided to venture into the village was that her mother, Tatyana, had become ill and needed to be hospitalized. For the first time in 26 years, she didn’t have to listen to her mother, who reportedly kept her isolated for all these years to “protect her from the dangers of the outside world”.
Nadezhda had reportedly not washed her hair in 12 years and hadn’t had a change of clothes in even longer. Despite all this, she allegedly said she doesn’t need any help. Neighbors say Tayana had always been very protective of her daughter, but things really got out of control when the woman retired.