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.
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.
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