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    VELIKY NOVGOROD, February 11 (RIA Novosti correspondent Andrei Letyagin) - The birthday of Anastasia Grigoryeva, the oldest resident of the Nizhny Novgorod region will be celebrated on Thursday. She turns 109. There are several old men under 100 in her native village of Tukhomichi but Anastasia Grigoryeva is the only witness of three centuries.

    In spite of her age, the long-liver has good memory and she remembers the events, which happened in pre-revolutionary Russia. Anastasia was already 22 in 1917 when the Bolshevik revolution occurred. However, she remembers only local events. She has never left her native village and its surroundings.

    Anastasia Grigoryeva has been a peasant all her life. She outlived two husbands. She married for the second time at the age of 75. Today the long-liver keeps her own house. Local social workers help her.

    The elderly peasant failed to learn to write. But, according to her fellow-villagers, she never makes mistakes when she counts money during shopping.

    The most amazing thing is that the long-liver has never consulted doctors. She drinks herbal teas and goat milk to be in good health. Anastasia Grigoryeva is skeptical about medicines. Sometimes she takes pills to cure headaches and arthritis.

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