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Family says Georgian woman dies at 132

Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM   |   Comments

SACHINO, Georgia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A resident of the nation of Georgia believed to be the oldest woman on earth has died at the age of 132, her family said.

Antisa Khvichava of the remote village of Sachino was born on July 8, 1880, in Georgia, Pravda reported Tuesday.

Khvichava survived World War I, World War II and both the creation and collapse of the Soviet Union.

If her age is correct, Khvichava was just 10 years younger than Russia's first communist leader Vladimir Lenin and was born one year before the death of celebrated Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Britain's The Independent reported.

Khvichava's original birth certificate was lost but local officials, friends, neighbors and family have all backed up the claim that she was 132 years old when she died.

Georgian authorities have asked editors of the Guinness Book to prepare a certificate confirming that Khvichava was the oldest woman in the world.

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