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Nina: Still Bicycling, Rollerblading at 70

Nina: Still Bicycling, Rollerblading at 70

MOSCOW:  I have run after many Russian girls, but never a babushka…not until I saw Nina last year rollerblading in a bright outfit in the center of Moscow. I didn’t catch her as she was too fast.

I saw her again a few weeks ago on a bike at Red Square. She said she was born into a big family (1 of 9 children I believe) just weeks after WWII ended. She turned 70 on June 6.

She is one of three children still alive. One lives near Moscow, the other in Ukraine.

A career factory worker, Nina said her relatives thinks she is crazy for biking and rollerblading, but she doesn’t see anything wrong with it.

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