Woman believed to be the oldest person in the world says she is tired as she clocks 129
– Woman believed to be the oldest person in the world celebrates her 129th birthday
– The woman noted that she is tired of living such a long life
– She also talked about living through World War II and the collapse of the Soviet Union
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 long.”
“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.”
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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.