Reunited After 60 Years–A Love Story for the Ages

This is one of the most remarkable and beautiful love stories I have ever read.

 

When Anna Kozlov caught sight of the elderly man clambering out of a car in her home village of Borovlyanka in Siberia, she stopped dead in her tracks, convinced her eyes were playing tricks.

There, in front of her, was Boris, the man she had fallen in love with and married 60 years earlier. The last time she had seen him was three days after their wedding, when she kissed him goodbye and sent him off to rejoin his Red Army unit.

Anna Kozlov and her husband Boris were reunited after 60 years apart

By Will Stewart in Moscow and Gethin Chamberlain

Sixty years ago, they were married, spent a few days together, then Boris was off with a Red Army unit. Shortly after he left, consigned by Stalin’s evil purges, she was sent to internal exile in Siberia. Boris returned from the war, and could not find his bride. He searched and quizzed to no avail.

Years passed. Their families insisted they marry and though neither Anna or Boris had a heart for it, they finally did so. They had long marriages, then each of their spouses died. Now, again, they were alone…until that fateful day, when Boris went to that village in Siberia to visit his parent’s grave, and there standing near the house where they spent three days together was Anna. Almost unbelievable is that instantly they recognized the other. There was a reunion…and then…a wedding.

Please read all the details of this beautiful story.

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12 thoughts on “Reunited After 60 Years–A Love Story for the Ages

  1. renaissanceguy

    Tremendous story! Thanks for passing it along.

    You’re welcome. There is so much agitation in this world that to see something as sweet as this happen in the waning years of a couple’s life is worth discussing, I think.

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  2. I feel tears begging to be let out. Tears for all the years they lost and tears for joy that they found each other once again. Makes me thankful for the almost 30 years of marriage Mike and I have shared. Such a touching story. Beautiful way to end my day. Thank you!

    Congratuations, Karen, on your long marriage.

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  3. arm5

    This is a beautiful story on how love can endure through time be found all over again.

    The telling of such stories surely makes our world a happier place.

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  4. What a beautiful love story. Kind of reminds me of how satan will come in and one will be separated from God for a period of time but then when the one will come to them selves and return to graveside where they once died (the altar) there they will find the bridegroom waiting for them and once again they will be reunited with the lover of their soul, Jesus.

    Great anaology, Jolene. Thank you.

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  5. I have cried so much today, what are a few more tears. 🙂 Our services were great and I cried, we had some stress and I cried, and now weepy love story. This capped my day of tears.

    Dear sweet Jana–some tears are more fun than others. Hope your stressful ones are gone by now. 🙂

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  6. How awesome for them. What an amazing story. It makes you happy, sad and happy again. Guess you could say “Love conqurs all” Even 60 years.

    Thanks for sharing. God Bless!

    <strong You’re right, Eva. It’s strange how we can feel sad and happy at the same time. All those years were such a loss for this couple,…but probably not entirely. I’m sure they had much happiness even when they were separated.

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  7. Awww. I love bittersweet stories like this. It really makes me thankful for the good old red white and blue though.

    You’re righ,t Von de Leigh, to allude to the fact that such as this could never happen in the United States. Stalin’s reign was horrific.

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  8. What an incredible story! Thanks for sharing, Sister Buxton.

    Good morning, Carol. Wasn’t that something that they happened to be within feet of each other on that fateful day. I wonder if God did that…or was it merely chance?

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