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20 May 2020, 13:25

85-year-old Leningrad siege survivor Valentina Arefyeva donated money to support families in need

The resident of the city of Tuymazy Valentina Arefyeva, the Leningrad siege survivor, turned 85 yesterday.
Valentina Nikolaevna has an active civic stance. She is a volunteer of the "silver age," and is constantly involved in social events, rallies, civil-patriotic events. This was informed by the head of the Tuymazinsky district administration Aidar Sufiyanov.
During the coronavirus pandemic, Valentina Nikolaevna donated 5,000 rubles to the volunteer headquarters to support families in need. Volunteers bought food packages with these funds and handed them over to eight families.
Valentina Nikolaevna was born in Leningrad. During the siege, she was only seven years old. However, she remembers how terribly hungry was her family during those years. After the liberation of Leningrad, Valentina Arefyeva moved to the Sharansky district and later moved to the city of Tuymazy. She got married, raised children. She worked at the Tuymazinsky meat processing plant, for a long time - in a pharmacy. After retiring every day, she helps with the chores at the local church free of charge.
Relatives of Valentina Nikolaevna live in Bashkiria, children, and grandchildren in St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad. Now, she has the opportunity to communicate with her loved ones using a laptop presented by the Tuymazinsky district administration.
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