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Woman, 132, dies, could have been world's oldest person

9:02 AM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
Photo taken on July 8, 2010 shows Georgian woman Antisa Khvichava is shown on July 8, 2010, on what she claimed was her 130th birthday. (Photo: By AFP/Getty Images)
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by Melanie Eversley, USA TODAY
A woman from a remote village in Georgia claiming to be 132-years old - which would make her the world's oldest human being - has died, The Independent is reporting.

Antisa Khvichava claimed to be just 10 years younger than Russia's first Communist leader, Vladimir Lenin, and to have been born on July 8, 1880, The Independent reports. She had a Soviet-era passport showing this, though her age was contested, according to the news organization.

By the time the Titanic sunk in April 1912, she would have been 31-years-old, and she would have been 61 when the Soviet Union entered World War II in 1941.

Khvichava said she was a retired tea and corn picker and that she had 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, according to The Independent.

She has claimed that all her original documentation proving her age was destroyed in various wars, but friends and relatives have vouched for her age, the news organization, The Independent reports.

USA TODAY

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