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Woman Believed To Be The Oldest Person In The World Says She's Tired Of Life by hollawahlay(m): 5:35pm On Jun 05, 2018
A Russian woman who is believed to be the oldest
person in the world has celebrated her 129th
birthday. The woman identified as Koku Istambulova stated that she is tired of living, adding
that she should have died at a young age.

Istambulova is from a Bratskoye village in the South
Western part of Russia. The 129-year-old woman
who outlived all her children has six grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren.

The woman who stated that she has no idea why
she lived so long, revealed that she has never lived
a happy day in her entire life.

She said: "I see other people eating healthy and doing
fitness routines, I have no idea why I have lived so
"I have not had a single happy day in my life. I have
always worked hard, digging in the garden. I am tired.
Long life is not at all God's gift for me - but a punishment".

According to the Russian government, Istambulova
who might be the oldest person in the world, was
55 years old when World War II ended and she was
102 years old when the Soviet Union collapsed.

The Russian government also revealed that her
passports puts her date of birth on June 1, 1889. She
reportedly lost all her children during the Chechen
Wars except one daughter who died in 2013.

The old woman talked about her experience during
the Chechen Wars. She recounted how tanks passed
her home. She also noted that her family was
deported along with other Chechens being accused
of N*zi collaboration.

She said: "I survived through the Russian Civil War
[after the Bolshevik revolution], the Second World War,
the deportation of our nation in 1944 and through two
Chechen wars. I remember tanks with Germans passing
our house. It was scary."

"But I tried not to show this, we were hiding in the
house. Life in Kazakhstan was the hardest for us. When
in exile, we lived in Siberia too but in Kazakhstan we felt
how the Kazakhs hated us. Every day I dreamed of
going back home. Working in my garden helped me to
get rid of my sad thoughts but my soul always wanted

Istambulova lost her eyesight some years ago and
she now depends on her descendants to take care of
her needs. One of her granddaughters attributed
her long life to a healthy diet and hard labour.

She said: "Grandma hasn't been eating meat for a very
long time, even chicken. She only eats fruit and

According to Mirror, Caucasus, a region located at
the border of Europe and Asia is known for the
longevity of its people.


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Re: Woman Believed To Be The Oldest Person In The World Says She's Tired Of Life by BUHARImyDOG: 5:46pm On Jun 05, 2018
my grand mum is 129 here

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