Barnaul resident celebrates her centenary birthday

BARNAUL, August 14 (Itar-Tass) — A resident of Barnaul, Altai Territory, Russia’s Siberia, celebrated her centenary birthday this week.

Feodosia Yemelyanova said “she inherited her longevity from her father who lived more than a century.”

“During her life Feodosia Yemelyanova changed many professions – from a railroad worker to a bee keeper,” the Barnaul city mayor’s office told Itar-Tass.

During WWII her husband was killed. After the war she re-married and brought up three children. Now she has four grandchildren and five grand-grand children.

Despite her age the woman can boast her good memory, but complaints of poor vision.

The Altai Territory is famous for its long-living residents. At present, 1,218 people aged 90 and above, and ten people above 100 years live in Barnaul alone.

The 2002 population census told the world about 117-year-old Pelageya Zakurdayeva from the Altai town of Zarinsk. Until 2005 she was considered the world’s long-living person until it was found out that in Dagestan 132-year-old Sarkhat Rashidova lives.


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