A woman believed to be the oldest person to have ever lived has died aged 129.
Koku Istambulova, a survivor of Stalin’s repressions, would have turned 130 in June, according to accepted pension records in Russia.
She was older than a woman listed in the Russian Book of Records who died last month supposedly aged 128, officials believed.
Koku made headlines last year by saying she had never lived a single happy day in her long life.
Her grandson Iliyas Abubakarov said she had supper as usual on Sunday, January 27 at her village home in Chechnya.