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Supercentenarians from around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 2 of 28: CAPTION: GROZNY, RUSSIA - MAY 16, 2018: 128-year-old Koka Istambulova at her house in the village of Bratskoye, Nadterechny District, Chechen Republic. Istambulova, born in 1889, is Russia's oldest person. Yelena Afonina/TASS (Photo by Yelena Afonina\TASS via Getty Images)

Koku Istambulova (June 1, 1889- ), Russia

The Russian government confirmed Istambulova’s date of birth based on her internal passport. She attributes her longevity to "God's will." On her 129th birthday in 2018, she said: “I did nothing to make it happen. I see people going in for sports, eating something special, keeping themselves fit, but I have no idea how I lived until now.”

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