Russia’s oldest woman dies at age 128

Mon 21 Jan 2019 16:48 GMT | 20:48 Local Time

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Russia’s oldest woman, a native of Russia’s North Caucasian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, Nanu Shaova, has died at the age of 128, the local administration said.

"Nanu Shaova, a centenarian from the village of Zayukovo, Kabardino-Balkaria’s Baksan district, and Russia’s oldest woman, according to the Russia Book of Records, has died at the age of 128. She would have turned 129 in May. The administration of the Baksan district offers its most sincere condolences to her family," TASS cited the statement as saying.

Nanu Shaova was awarded the Russia Book of Records certificate in 2017.

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