Boris Kozlov and Anna met when he was the Young Communists’ secretary and had to give a speech in the countryside.
Boris had his eyes just for Anna when she was standing in a circle of pals.
Boris didn’t care that Anna’s father had been purged by Stalin during the war for refusing to work on a collective farm.
Anna was unfathomably beautiful to Boris. Their romance naturally grew. The pair married in Russia in 1946.
Anna, the lovely young lady.
It was a hurried wedding because they didn’t have time for anything else and couldn’t afford anything extravagant in those difficult postwar years—but it was nonetheless lovely. Anna was always there to greet Boris when he returned home.
The newlyweds were separated after only three nights as husband and wife when Boris had to return to his army unit.
“We kissed farewell,” Anna continued, “but I never imagined we wouldn’t see each other for more than half a century.”
Boris had to return to his army unit, so he left.
Anna and her family were forced to flee their home while Boris was gone because they had been labeled as state enemies.
When Boris returned from his Siberian exile, Anna was no longer standing in front of the home, and no one knew where she had gone.
“If I didn’t go, I threatened to commit myself since I couldn’t live without him.” “But, in the end, I was compelled to leave,” Anna recalled.
“It was the bleakest period of my life.”
“She normally greeted me with a smile when I returned home, but she was nowhere to be seen this time.” They had no idea where they were or what had happened to Anna. Boris reflected on his unpleasant memories, “That’s how we lost track of one other.”
Both Anna and Boris’ families encouraged them to remarry after they were divorced. Anna’s mother even went so far as to say that Boris had forgotten about her, which was why no more letters had arrived.
Following their traumatic separation, Anna and Boris were forced to remarry.
“I couldn’t believe it, and I was desperate for him.” “However, when I returned home from work at a lumber mill, I discovered that my mother had burnt all of Boris’ previous letters, poetry, and photographs—including our wedding photographs,” Anna explained.
After a long period, Anna and Boris ultimately gave in and remarried. They, on the other hand, never forget each other.
Boris went on to become a writer, even dedicating a book to Anna, the woman he married as a young soldier. Anna remarried and had a son with her new husband. But she later divorced and lost her son not long after.
Boris divorced after remarrying, and he even served time in prison at one point.
Anna and Boris were reunited by happenstance in 2007 after more than 60 years apart. Boris had returned home to pay his respects to his parents’ graves when he noticed Anna standing outside the house where they had spent their first three nights as a married couple.
“I felt my eyes were playing tricks on me until I noticed a familiar-looking man approaching me with his eyes fixed on me.
My heart skipped a beat. I had a feeling it was him. Anna said, “I was crying with delight!”
“I dashed up to her and told her, ‘My darling, I’ve been waiting for you for such a long time.’ “My wife, my life,” Boris explained.
“When we met again after so many years, I felt the same way. I couldn’t take my gaze away from her. When we were apart, I had loved other women. “However, she was the actual love of my life,” Boris explained.
Boris proposed that they marry each other again after this magical encounter. Anna protested and offered that they just stay together for the rest of their lives.
Boris persuaded her to change her mind, and they remarried.
Anna and Boris, who are both 82 years old, claim that they have never fought since reconciling.
“I promise we haven’t had a single quarrel since we reconnected.” We’ve been apart for a long time, and who knows how much time we have left together. So we don’t want to waste any time debating.”
They merely want to spend as much time as possible together while they still have it.
We’re delighted they both got their happy endings in the end.