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Courtesy of 

Olga Papina

Ann Lesley
Bar-Tur Award

Highly Commended

Olga Papina

Grandma Nadia and cats

Yaroslavl, Russia

Nadezhda Yakovlevna is 90 years old. Lives alone in the village. My husband died 30 years ago. The children have grown up. People live as long as there is a meaning to life. So I got myself cats. She has 12 of them. So it goes by day after day. In caring and reading books. Cats help her not to lose heart. It's very important when someone needs you. That's just she regrets that she did not find herself in life. She says that cooking, then cleaning, then washing, and she has aged. But I really wanted to sing in the choir, but I didn't have time to do anything. He says it's important to find your talents and vocation in life.

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