The man who spent 33 years locked in his room
May 17, 2012
Dimitri Kuvaldin is a Russian man, whose mother kept him locked in his room for 33 years. In 2002, after the death of the woman, the young man first came to the street.
The unusual story of Dimitri was developed in the city of Saratov, in southern Russia. Through a video released by a local daily website, the young man told how his life was in the midst of such extreme confinement.
Dimitri revealed that his mother kept him in that state to “protect him from the dangers outside.” Her decision took place when his son was seven years old, after learning to read and write in school.
The mother decided to detain her son when she returned from the funeral of her husband and saw some children made fun of him.
During that time, Dimitri read many Russian literary works such as Constantin Stanislavski and became a fan of toy rockets.
On regaining his freedom he worked as a mail clerk and currently receives a small disability pension.