World's oldest Georgian 130?

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TBILISI, Georgia — Authorities in the former Soviet republic of Georgia claim a woman from a remote mountain village is turning 130, making her the oldest person on Earth.

A spokesman for the national register says Antisa Khvichava from western Georgia was born on July 8, 1880.

Georgiy Meurnishvili said Khvichava retired from her job as a tea and corn picker in 1965, when she was 85.

Authorities visited the woman today in her village of Sachire and displayed two Soviet-era documents noting her date of birth as indicated in her birth certificate, which had been lost.

The Gerontology Research Group says the oldest documented person is 114-year-old Eugenie Blanchard of Saint Barthelemy, France. The body is yet to examine Khvichava's claim.


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